Happy Home for the Holidays from Camas, WA

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Home for the Holidays - A December Challenge

Debbie Laity has encouraged us to share our Home for the Holidays this year in Active Rain. It's a December challenge that spreads seasonal joy and earns you 500 extra points.

Debbie has asked us to choose any local scene, or our own home. In addition, the posts should be around 200 words. Easy peasy, right?

The Christmas season is my favorite time of the year. Twinkling lights, candles, fireplaces, and time spent with family and friends create magical moments. 

Nature has a stark beauty about it too, and provides us an interesting canvas with ever-changing light. Snow, which is sparse around here, transforms the landscape into a winter wonderland. Waking up to a blanket of snow reminds us of the child within. Do you want to build a snowman?

It's truly an amazing time of the year. 

Instead of photos, I chose to bring you our Home for the Holidays via an easy video recipe using Animoto. Wherever you celebrate and however you celebrate the holidays, I wish you an abundance of peace, love, and joy.


Merry Christmas from Camas, Washington. 


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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Debb - Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

Dec 21, 2014 11:54 PM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

You too Q-man and Debbie - just got back from you blog. Love the 12 days...SW style. :)

Hi Will - you new millionaire you.

Gayle, thanks and you know how I feel about YOU. 

Dec 21, 2014 11:55 PM #5
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Debb Janes Great Holiday share from you. It looks like your home has fully embraced the Season! What time is Christmas Dinner?

Dec 22, 2014 12:05 AM #6
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debb, you have the most wonderful videos and you have done all the right things working in grandchildren and of course, Mac!  

It is a wonderul and professional way to wish all your clients and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!  Love the music that goes with it!

Dec 22, 2014 12:23 AM #7
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

John, thanks so much.

Sandy and Norm - you can pop by anytime. We'll have an eggnog.  

Hi Bruce - thanks so much. I so appreciate you and the support. 

Dec 22, 2014 12:25 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely way to tell us your Christmas story!  Of course you would do that!  Wishing you a wonderful holiday, and an outstanding 2015,  Big hugs to all, A

Dec 22, 2014 12:28 AM #9
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb you have an eye for the camera and a special way of show and tell in ways that are always appropriate, tasteful, professional, and seasonal. This video is just beautiful! Mac always plays her part so well. Your celebration of the Christmas season in Camas with Mac, Bernie and the grandchildren truly warms my heart. Thank you for bringing me into your home on this very special and meaningful holiday. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Dec 22, 2014 12:50 AM #10
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Hi Debb Janes - what a lovely video and thanks for sharing your holiday photos and videos from Camas. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.

Dec 22, 2014 01:01 AM #11
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Very nice Debb.  Debbie Laity's contest is full of fun for the holidays.

Dec 22, 2014 02:15 AM #12
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

There is no place like home for the holidays. I really enjoyed the video done in fine Debb Janes fashion. 

Dec 22, 2014 02:20 AM #13
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Back at you A ( and Ron).

Patricia - thanks so much. It's a delight to know you in the Rain.

We are having a fabulous time, Sharon. Hopefully you are too.

Thanks Belinda - it's been fun to see the entries.

Debbie, thank you. And yes. no place like home. 

Dec 22, 2014 02:29 AM #14
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debb - What a lovely video! And I could watch Mac play in the snow for hours. We just haven't had any snow here yet for our guys to romp in - but I'm sure it's on the way. Have a great holiday season and a Merry Christmas!

Dec 22, 2014 03:07 AM #15
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Nice Debb, and you are really home for the holidays...I hope all is calmand enjoy any snow you get!  Keep it there please.

Dec 22, 2014 04:16 AM #16
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Debb Janes - Of course if Miss Debb creates a video for this challenge. Great idea and excellent video. Your home looks wonderful. 


Dec 22, 2014 05:35 AM #17
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


Great video it is getting me into the Holiday Spirit! Thanks for sharing and I can tell you are enjoying the Holiday season!

Dec 22, 2014 07:27 AM #18
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debb: I enjoyed the video with your grandkids and mac sure looked like he was having a great time rolling in the snow.

Dec 22, 2014 09:54 AM #19
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Merry Christmas Debb to you and ours!  Loved the video, Mac loves the snow!

Dec 22, 2014 10:29 AM #20
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb Janes your video is beautiful!   I made one with Animoto also, and sent to all my clients that closed this year thanking them for their business.   

Dec 22, 2014 11:53 PM #21
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Debb, your home looks very special, all decked for the holidays. Enjoy!

Dec 23, 2014 07:05 AM #22
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

It's my favorite time of the year too. :) Your Animoto video is precious. Love the dog in the snow, Skylar and Connor,  and your home is lovely. Merry Christmas!!

Dec 24, 2014 04:29 AM #23
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