Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sepia Saturday 157- 22 Dec 2012

Welcome to

Sepia Saturday

Sorry, I missed last week, but we had a tree to (pick out, drive home and decorate) although, too many other objects of distraction took over.
Okay, to apologize for missing another week, again.  Christmastime and being close to my family, appreciating them and feeling such sadness from the horrible loss, of valuable lives in Connecticut, it leaves me numb.

 I am stunned, and I have felt so selfish to revel in any form of entertainment, outside of family, while so many hearts were breaking.

As you see,
I started this during our #156 Sepia Saturday.
Here is Alan's most delightful *early* smooch, smooch, kiss*** for us!

I can live with this theme, and truthfully we can't live without it!

gift all with your kindness.
it's still worth striving for.

Consider this life style.   Once upon a sepia world, from ancient history, there lived a very popular man. (No, his name isn't Alan, although he too, is quite popular around these parts!)

 He is known by so many names.
He travels the whole world through.
Many welcome his arrival while others do not.
Ted Geisel - Dr. Seuss - drawing "How the Grinch stole Christmas"
 He's making the rounds....
But! Little did he know, he had a freckle-faced follower
'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'
....and this lad caught the most incredible sight ever!
See below!

He, saw "Mommy kissing Santa Claus!"

So keep an eye open for that ever so popular man in the red suit- you just never know where he may pop up!

Yes, this is a famous hallway in the United States White House.

Don't forget now, keep your eyes open!

I want to wish everyone a most very Merry, and Happiest of all Christmas, or whatever else your family celebrates during this festive time of year. Good Blessings to all, and to all "much happiness in the coming year ahead as well!"

If you have time to view other Sepia Saturday posts, please go here


Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Was that Howdy Doody in the flesh?

Filip and Kristel said...

A Merry Christmas, special pictures.


Karen S. said...

Jerry- You have a very good eye! He sure could be couldn't he? They must be cousins! (His living cousin, that is!) :)

Wendy said...

Merry Christmas, Karen! I enjoyed this collection, especially Mommy kissing Santa. What color is his suit??

Cloudia said...

aw, thanks for your kind wishes and this cool post!With Aloha from Waikiki,
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CameraCruise said...

Great post Karen, my favourite is Mommy kissing Santa.
Wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mike Brubaker said...

Santa sure gets around. Though milking a reindeer seems a more likely chore at the north pole.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

cool christmas-y post! and all the same back at ya karen!

it's a tough one this you say...i'm looking forward to stepping into 2013!!

Bob Scotney said...

We will have our daughter home from Michigan for Christmas but I can't promise her that she will catch Mummy kissing Santa Claus.
Hope you and your family have a very special Christmas. All the best and have a Happy New Year.

Peter said...

And why would Mummy not be kissing Santa? Do we know the present she received? I bet she was just expressing her gratitude for receiving such a nice present. What else could the reason be??
Merry Christmas, Karen!


If I may offer any advice here, while feeling sympathy for those who grieve, which is noble and the decent thing to do, you should in no way deprive yourself or your loved ones of a time to rejoice, while you have them. One never knows how long things last, so why make it morose. Enjoy the moment, make it memorable, and remember those who don't have such a luxury, because Life is a luxury,
one that we shouldn't take for granted.

Have the merriest of times
and see you in 2013!!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Merry Christmas, Karen! That sure is a very tall Santa walking down the White House hall. Was it Mr. Regan, I wonder?

Hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year.

Kathy M.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope you-all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

JosephAlsarraf said...

LOL! Santa even delivers presents to the president. Merry Christmas to you too! : )

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Merry Christmas Karen....I have no time for Sepia posts but will return sometime in the new year. Wishing you a great holiday, it is rough, we are ever reminded with the tragedies, life is momentary.

tony said...

I Hope Christmas Has Been Good ! Kisses From Yorkshire !XX

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Karen, on behalf of Amersfoort I wish you Happy Holidays!

sage said...

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas, Karen. Love the photos!

Snowcatcher said...

It has been a very difficult month, but your photos have brought a degree of cheer. I hope your Christmas was magical, and warm with family!

Karen S. said...

Ticklebear- is are so right- and family togetherness we sure have been doing- you just never know- one must treasure every second!

Karen S. said...

Snowcatcher- thanks for saying that, I do hope all is well for you and that happiness is following you everywhere you go!

Chrissred said...

Loved the way you narrated your story of the guy in the red suit :) charming photos as well, great picks for Sepia Saturday! Enjoy the holidays!