Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Holding onto the light - January 5 on 5

I find it hard to believe that a year has passed since the start of this 5 on 5 project. A simple concept: five photos posted on the fifth of the month with no rules and no pressure (as my sister, who started the project, always reminded us). With this January 5th post, we have now come full circle.

Often I was blogging and uploading my photos at the very last moment...pushing myself to post scant minutes before midnight on the fourth. But the sense of accomplishment was a reward in itself.  The best part though? The community of women who have made up this 5 on 5 project. Although most of us live long distances from each other across the U.S. and in Ontario, Canada, and we lead very different lives, I feel a real kinship with them. What an unexpected surprise and joy to be a part of that.

And so without further is my last post to conclude a calendar year of the 5 on 5 project. This one captures some moments from December - the light found around the holidays of course, and a little extra.

Thank you for joining us all on this journey. Who knows what is next!

(Click on photos for larger or sharper versions.)
This little guy always adds light to our family. He deserves the numerous appearances in my 5 on 5 this year.

Have to include one of the tree. I have never had an artistic one, with coordinated lights and matching ornaments. This one is jam-packed with ornaments from childhood, multi-coloured and different sizes, and covered in glimmering tinsel. Love.

Pretty paper and bows. But it's the love they represent that lights the room.

Our Christmas table. Some years we have a dozen people seated around it, others just five. But the gathering together of friends and family at Christmas is our way to hold the light.

This may seem an odd photo to end this particular post but a few days before Christmas we learned that this is the lovely university that my eldest will attend next year. A symbol of her hard work and her dreams, it's all light.

Thanks for spending time here today and through all the past year. I have loved sharing the scenes and people, and of course the light, that caught my eye over the past 12 months. It has been fun!

Now, please step on over to spend time in the lovely warmth of Kris's lovely photographs - I know her words and images will make you smile. 

From there you can once more click on to experience all the wonder of the rest of our 5 on 5 community. Enjoy!


  1. Love love love all the coziness here! And congratulations on the uni acceptance! Exciting days await you all. Thank you for letting me be part of this 5 on 5 journey. It's been a lot of fun. <3

    1. Thank you so much, Kris - it has been FUN!

  2. Very inspiring, Lianne!

    Warm wishes,