12.28.2011

Scenes from A Holiday + Some Immense Gratitude

















It goes without saying that losing a loved one during the holidays makes every meal shared, every gift exchanged and cookie baked and candlelight church service attended feel more poignant and imbued with a sort of solemn specialness. I expected that. I was prepared for it.

What did throw me a bit was how completely bowled over I was by the huge outpouring of love and support from friends yesterday as we honored Bryan's father at his memorial service. I am in awe. We are just so lucky and blessed to have such amazing, thoughtful, loving people in our lives. It's all sorts of goodness.

Now we're regrouping a bit... and shifting gears so we can celebrate sweet Millie's fifth birthday (tomorrow!) Friends, truly I can't believe she's five. I know it's a massive cliché , but it really does just go so fast. We'll be marking the occasion with a little woodland fairy party in her honor this weekend... stay tuned.

9 comments:

Chelsea said...

My thoughts are with your family. Also, love the place settings, the girlies are precious, and I can't wait to see the outcome of this party. xo

Chelsea said...

I am sorry for your loss, Joslyn. Wishing you and your family the best.

leah said...

i feel for you and your family. glad you could spend it together! i hope that millie's party is wonder-full.

islandfairy said...

Happy birthday sweet Millie! Thanks, Joslyn, for sharing your special moments with us, even when faced with such loss.

briannelee said...

Hope she has a wonderful birthday! Again, I am so sorry for your loss!

On another note, love those dishes. Where are they from?

Also, I am having Michelle Chang jewelry giveaway!

http://brileeo.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-years-giveaway.html

Jen C said...

Happy birthday Millie!

Megan Taylor said...

Those dishes at the table are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you also for your beautiful thoughts. As always, you are soulful to the max! xo and happy happy everything!

Blue Turtle said...

Nice stuff you featured here. Nice photos too. Happy New Year!

jeavon @ Interior Design Pro

Alice Q. Foodie said...

Happy New Year, Joslyn! I'm sorry for your family's loss, but happy birthday to Millie! xxxooo