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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations

Amy’s theme for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week is Celebration.

December is a month of celebration for me and my family. We observe the advent which is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for Christmas–the birth of Christ. It begins four weeks and Sundays before Christmas and continues until Christmas. The preparation includes lighting an Advent wreath, setting up a Christmas tree and decorations.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Anticipation

Next week this time, we’ll be in Portland, Oregon. We will spend Christmas with our daughter and son-in-law. It is such a precious time whenever we get together. We have been counting down the months, weeks, and days to the day we go.

My daughter and her husband pay a fee to cut their own Christmas tree every year. I love the scent of the fresh pine tree. Their plan is to take us to Mt. Hood. Oh, how I love to be in the snow! We may go see the Christmas lights also.

My daughter’s birthday is the day after Christmas. We will celebrate her birthday in a restaurant of her choice. She was almost a Christmas baby (I spent Christmas in the hospital)!

Great anticipation to Christmas and her birthday with much warmth in my heart! Here are some photos from last year.

Portland night scene

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Fresh Christmas tree

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Drive through Christmas lights

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The restaurant’s complimentary birthday cake for my daughter’s birthday

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation