A Texas Christmas

Big, bold,  and beautiful! Apt words to describe Texas where I celebrated Christmas with Justin’s family. From homes to shopping and eating, this “Lone Star State” is expansive and welcoming!

The past week has been filled with fun activities. We enjoyed fabulous times together eating and visiting. One of the highlights was meeting a new addition to the family, baby Haley.

Andy and baby Haley

 Of course, I missed my children and family so far away. Skyping Elya in Seoul, Korea was a highlight of Christmas Eve. 

Talking to Elya in Seoul, Korea

My little online elf

 Although technology enabled hearing and seeing Elya, my heart grieved to not have her with me in person. Nevertheless, she is having the time of her life and did not sound homesick. Christmas day ended with a call home to family.

Now that Christmas is over, I look forward to a “New Year” filled with dreams come true! I hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday!



About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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One Response to A Texas Christmas

  1. kim says:

    Veru cute seeing all of you gather around the computer to Skype Elya. Sounds like a wonderful gathering.

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