Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our Wish for You

Just down the hill from my home is an idyllic little pond which I've blogged about before. Every time we're out driving and it's dark (we make four karate-studio-runs per week) my kids beg to drive by Salem Pond. And so we loop around the pond, the kids ooh-ing and aah-ing, and I find myself caught up in the magic of the floating displays and the hauntingly beautiful trees.

Today as I sat down, I found myself wanting to share the magic with you.


And so our wish for you is that you will find childlike wonder in your holidays.


Wishing you and yours peace, joy, and happiness.


Suzette Saxton and Bethany Wiggins

32 comments:

Mary said...

Beautiful picture. Hope you ladies have a wonderful Holiday.

Nisa said...

Oh so beautiful! I love Christmas lights and this is particularly magical. Merry Christmas to you both and to your families!

L.T. Elliot said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful display. They look like trapped stars.

Merry Christmas!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That is beautiful! We drive around town, looking at lights after the Christmas Eve church service each year. The beauty of Christmas lights is a wonderful way to capture the holiday spirit.

Tessa said...

Beautiful! It kind of reminds me of Dolly Wood in the winter only prettier!
Tessa
Merry CHRISTmas!

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow! Gorgeous - I've never seen anything like that before. Merry Christmas :)

Kathy McIntosh said...

Thanks for sharing. I, too, have never seen anything like it. I love to see the creative ways people bring beauty to the world.

Merry Christmas.

Krista Ashe said...

That is breaktaking! Thanks so much for sharing. May you have a safe, happy, and blessed holiday!

Angie said...

I love the pond! Merry Christmas!

Diana Paz said...

So serene and full of beauty. I linked this today. Merry Christmas ladies!!

Jackee said...

Ahh! Makes me lonely for Utah. I've kayaked that pond many times. Gorgeous.

Merry Christmas to you both!

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

What a beautiful sight. Breathtaking!

I hope you ladies have a very Merry Christmas.

Amanda J. said...

That's incredibly beautiful, thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas to you both!! :D

Elisabeth said...

I'm new to your blog and amazed that two sisters can actually share a blog together. It wouldn't happen with my sisters, I suspect. These images are wonderful.

Happy christmas.

quillfeather said...

Whoa! What a simply gorgeous pic. We have nothing like that in NZ. Being summer doesn't help matters.

Merry Christmas!

Medeia Sharif said...

That's beautiful. Happy holidays.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

A charming wonderland. Thanks for sharing it with me. I hope you had a lovely Christmas.
All the very best and a lovely weekend.

Liza said...

So glad you shared this beautiful picture. Happy holidays!

B.J. Anderson said...

What a neat place! Beautiful picture. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Feywriter said...

Thank you for sharing. The picture is so beautiful, vibrant, and magical.

ElanaJ said...

Oooh, I love that green tree on the left. Simply beautiful. I hope to remember this magic every day next year.

Jennie Englund said...

Creative, festive, and totally inspiring! Makes me want to tie on a scarf and grab a hot chocolate and stroll the neighborhood right now!

beth said...

Oh, wow. That is beautiful!

Suzette Saxton said...

Thanks so much, everyone. I wish you all could come on down to my neighborhood and see the lights with me. Afterwards we could all have cocoa and cookies around the fire. :)

#167 Dad said...

Dig the blog. I'll make it a point to drop in again. Happy holidays.

Amy Tate said...

Oh wow! I love that picture! I've read about festival of lights before, but I've never seen it. That place looks very special. I hope ya'll have a very happy New Year!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Hey Suzette and Beth! Happy New Year! It only took me months to become a follower . . . and I didn't realize you girls were LDS - duh on me!

I'm impressed you have so many followers, girls! Any chance you'd like to review an ARC of my upcoming novel from Scholastic??? That would be super great! It comes out July 1, 2010 and Scholastic did a GORGEOUS job with it, I'm thrilled to pieces and SO excited!

My email is kglittle (at) msn.com if you want to drop me a line.

And Beth, I got your comment on my Christmas blog - you lived in Silver City! What a kick! My brother-in-law teaches at the college down there. New Mexico is definitely a land of enchantment. My previous three novels are set here.

Kat Harris said...

That's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Franklin said...

Beautiful picture! Very magical!
Thanks for sharing. Have a Happy New Year!

Katie Ganshert said...

What a beautiful picture! I hope your Christmas was blessed!

Lisa and Laura said...

Hope you ladies had a wonderful Christmas. XOXO

Alyssa said...

This pond is stunning! If I was in the car, I'd make you go by there too!