Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Art for Christmas

I am now officially a Shannon Bueker collector! Thanks Gerry and Wesley sooooo much for the best Christmas EVER! This has been the most relaxing Christmas Eve and day I can ever remember having. Gerry took us out last night for an incredible Turkish dinner at Tallulah's, he set up a Sony 8mm camera that he ordered from ebay and loaded up video from Wesley's first Christmas. I have not seen this video probably since that first Christmas, which was 20 years ago. Last night we went back 20 years and I cried and cried. Wesley got to meet herself, which was very strange, but in a good way.

Lots of wonderful gifts for us all, but the best gift was watching me and Gerry as young parents with our baby on her first Christmas, and then sharing it with her 20 years later. What an amazing journey we have been on.

And of course, getting art for Christmas is always a good thing. Shannon, I love this painting so much, it's ME! (my future self perhaps?)  and the card you sent is with us today to honor our missing Tyler, who I dreamed about last night, and Wesley still hears breathing beside her bed as she sleeps.

I hope all of you have as joyous a holiday as we are having and are with loved ones today.
Peace and love, ya'll


Dennis Allen said...

Low stress = the best. Merry Christmas to you and all the family.

smartcat said...

Ditto Dennis. Merry Christmas to all!

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks, ya'll. Merry Christmas to you also

Lori Buff said...

Sounds like a great Christmas. Best to you and yours.

Sandy miller said...

What a great painting! I think that would make me smile every morning and we all need to smile every morning :)

Have a great Merry Christmas Tracey!

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Lori, all the best to you as well, thanks so much!
SAndy, I smiled first thing when I walked into the room this morning, it's such a nice piece, happy Christmas to you!

Peter said...

What a lovely painting and card! Glad that you all had such a special and wonderful Christmas together. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tracey Broome said...

Hi Peter, I hope you have a wonderful holiday as well!

Candace Thomas said...

I am missing you and North Carolina.
There are no regrets about the move to California.
I read your blog/diary for inspiration and insight.
Reading about Wesley helps me find balance snd see all of the possibilties as I watch my grandgirls grow up.
Miss you.

angela walford said...

hey trace i just thought about you and had to send some luv xx merry christmas sounds like you had it all sorted this year, cheers chickie :)

June Perry said...

Glad that you and your family had such a lovely Christmas! Family and sharing old, good, memories and making new ones make the holidays a special time.

Tracey Broome said...

Candace, miss you too, I was thinking about you this week and about the nice time we had when I had all you fierce women over for lunch! I have some new sculpture thoughts I would love to talk with you about....
Ang, cheers to you too chickie! It was a great Christmas :)
June, I'm all about making new memories!

Shannon said...

hey, it looks GREAT on that color wall! WHAT A fabulous surprise that husband of yours conjured--the look-back video. That is a big gold star for him.