Tuesday, November 16, 2010

This is my Tuesday {happiness}

It's Tuesday again and time for my favourite photo project, This is my Tuesday! The theme this week is happiness. Now there are lots of things in life that bring me happiness- playing with my boys {especially when they're playing nicely together!}, an evening out with girlfriends, curling up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea, watching LOST with my hubby, writing letters, blogging... But one thing that has made me happy my entire life is Christmas Eve! To me, it is the most wonderful and exciting day of the entire year. From the time I was a little girl, I have been filled to the brim with the spirit of Christmas, thanks to my parents who always made it magical. Now that we have kids, we are striving to do the same for them. We sing songs for the elves who listen at the windows {and toss candy into the living room when we sing especially well!}, sprinkle reindeer food across the lawn, hang our stockings by the fire and read stories by the Christmas tree.

This is a photo of Dylan and I taken the night before Christmas, 2008. I love the smiles and the rosy cheeks, as we sit by the fire, below our stockings. This photo oozes happiness to me!

I have to say, I love Christmas Eve even more than I love Christmas Day itself. The thrill of anticipation, singing Christmas carols, leaving goodies out for Santa... There is so much magic in the air! I used to get excited about these things, but now that I have my little boys, I'm even more delighted by all of it. We're getting excited at our house. After all, there are less than six weeks left until the big night! How can you help but be happy when you think about that?

Thanks to Wendy of Red Boots, for This is my Tuesday. I look forward to next week's theme~ friendship. Because you know, I've got the very best friends in the world!


  1. I love Christmas Eve too, though here we open presents on Christmas Eve, so what's not to love about Christmas Eve:)

  2. I wholeheartedly agree that if every day were Christmas Eve the whole world would be a happier place! (PS I love watching LOST as well, but am NOT happy it is over!) :-)

  3. I have to agree with you about the anticipation being almost better than the actual day! You know what I am like - the planning is as much a part of the excitement for me!!

    Adore those festive rosy cheeks!

  4. yes that picture is happiness for sure! although i find that so many of your photos are.

    i love how much you love your family and cherish and value your friendships!

    thanks for sharing another part of yourself today.

  5. I love Christmas Eve. We typically go out for Chinese food and celebrate my birthday, my parents' anniversary, and my father's birthday all then. It's so much fun.

  6. I love your choice of photo for your happiness today Erin!! I love Christmas Eve too and this shot truly captures it in one go :)

    btw... way to go on finding the perfect ornament on the ornament swap already!! I haven't yet - but I will soon!!!

  7. I agree! Christmas eve is all about the anticipation. I too love that night before Christmas and love to listen to Christmas music and look at lights.

    You look very happy indeed.

  8. We LOVE Christmas. It is the happiest time of the year : D
    Everybody in New York is nice, well most people. And you know that if you live in New York you must be a little crazy - Ha! Yes even I'm a little crazy : D Yikes!

    3 days left till Harry Potter!!!!!!!


  9. aw, how cute! i never liked christmas very much. i mean, i loved living in san francisco and having the entire city to myself on christmas day, but i've spent so many christmas's alone that it's just some ordinary day to me now. maybe i'll get more into it this year now that i have a roommate (aka husband).


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