Author in corn-row braids, sitting on a white sand beach in Boracay, Aklan, Philippines

Welcome to life…the 12-25 Life.

12-25 is a day many people spend gift giving and merry-making.  It is a day rich in tradition, a celebration of life.  It is also the day I was born, still another good excuse to party.  Call me Noelle.  My name means Christmas (in French anyway) because I was born on Christmas Day. I’m not the first Noelle, and I doubt that I will be the last, but I am Noelle, and that really pleases me.  I don’t mean to brag but I do believe I am blessed. From the day I was born, even when it didn’t seem like it sometimes, I’ve been really blessed and I want nothing more than to share the blessings with everyone.  It is my intention that every post on 12-25 Life be like a gift, opened on a Christmas morning, bringing joy and love from the willing giver.

I’ve been mulling over what my header should be, and then I found this picture and I thought ‘perfect’. If I had a happy place, this would be it.  It’s ‘the life’, no complications, no worries.  If life could be distilled into a single perfect moment, I would pick this moment where everything comes together so beautifully and frozen for all eternity.

Our Vision

We see a world where every person has the power to claim a life of peace, love and plenty. This is the vision of 12-25 Life. Welcome to 12-25 Life.  It’s time we lived life to its fullest! We hope you join us in this quest.

The Photo Headers

All photo headers were all shot by myself except for the Teddy Bear Hug which was shot by my niece Kara Leanne Lei Sai and the NTCM Scholarship header which was borrowed from the NTCM website.  It is my pleasure to present these photos to you as part of the features of this blog.

This Blog’s Music Partner

John H. Clarke has so graciously given his permission to use his music on this blog, and for that I am eternally grateful. His awesome guitar music, is such a wonderful contribution to this blog.  If you would like to know more about the man and his music you can visit his website at  Have a listen and see why I so love this guy.


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Life in its fullest