Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010 . . .

It was so much fun watching Ethan enjoy all
the sights and sounds of Christmas this year!
He enjoyed pointing out every Santa and snowman
he saw around our house.

We had 6 stockings hanging on the mantle this year.
Our new granddaughter, Emma, won't be arriving
until April, but we couldn't resist filling a pink stocking for her.

Bob received a new video camera from the kids.
All the men in our family love their high tech gadgets!

Ethan had lots of gifts to open.

I think his favorite gift was the interactive
Charlie Brown Christmas book.
Hope your Christmas was full of joy!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Through The Years . . .

Hubby & I are celebrating our 35th anniversary today.
That's a lot of years.
We've experienced the joys and challenges
that life has to offer.
With God's guidance we have made the best of it all.

I love you, honey!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Weekly Words To Live By #31 . . .

Winter is the time for comfort,
for good food and warmth,

for the touch of a friendly hand
and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home.
~ Edith Sitwell~

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Blessings . . .

Wishing you
The gladness of Christmas
which is HOPE,
The spirit of Christmas
which is PEACE,
The essence of Christmas,
which is LOVE.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

One Of My Favorites . . .

I hope you'll take the time to listen to
one of my favorite Christmas songs.
You don't hear it being played too often
on radio stations that play Christmas music.

"I Wonder As I Wander"
Its message is pure, simple, touching, and true.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Weekly Words To Live By #30 . . .

The best of all gifts around
any Christmas tree:

the presence of a happy family all
wrapped up in each other.

~ Burton Hillis ~

Friday, December 17, 2010

More Christmas Bling . . .

Happy Friday!
So glad you stopped by for a visit!

The staircase . . .

The dining room is all ready for a Christmas Day
steak dinner . . .

Santa is everywhere . . .

Shabby Santa in a little chair . . .

Santa playing a tune . . .

Three jolly guys . . .

Polar Express Santa . . .

Kitchen displays . . .
Our kitchen sink window . . .

Santa chef . . .

Gingerbread folks . . .

Snow people . . .

More gingerbread . . .

Old cabinet filled with more snow people . . .
(click on picture to see details)

Santa gardener & a singing snowman angel . . .

Well, we're 8 days away from the big day!
Still lots to do . . .

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Bling 2010 Part 1 . . .

Hope you enjoy the tour of our Christmas bling for 2010!

Ethan's tree . . .

He is a blessing . . .

The reason for the season . . .

Papaw & Ethan talking about baby Jesus . . .

Thank you to my sister, Susan for our newest
nativity scene . . .

Our vintage nativity . . .

This tree is full of our favorite ornaments . . .

The stockings will be hung here on Christmas Eve . . .

This Christmas village is so pretty . . .

9 foot tree decorated in gold & white . . .

Sweet angel . . .

If Santa can't find his hat we can loan him
one of ours . . .
Part 2 Christmas bling coming soon!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weekly Words To Live By #29 . . .

Turn the volume up so you can hear
the wonderful Michael Buble sing this song!

My Grown Up Christmas List

Do you remember me
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you
With childhood fantasies

Well, I'm all grown up now
And still need help somehow
I'm not a child
But my heart still can dream

So here's my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas list
Not for myself
But for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
and wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown up Christmas list

As children we believed
The grandest sight to see
Was something lovely
Wrapped beneath our tree

Well heaven only knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal
A hurting human soul

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown up Christmas list

What is this illusion called the innocence of youth
Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth
This is my grown up Christmas list

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Slowly But Surely . . .

Decorating our house for Christmas has been a challenge!
I get pretty tuckered out after working an hour on
decking the halls, and have to rest a while before starting again.
My recovery is going well. The Dr. has reduced my insulin
and blood pressure medication significantly.

My hubby, son, and daughter~in~law have helped a lot.
Thanks guys for being such great helpers!
Come back soon to see a little mini tour of the Christmas bling!
Thanks for dropping by for a visit!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weekly Words To Live By #28 . . .

I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt
bountifully with me.
Psalm 13:6 NRSV

How long has it been since you've been
Christmas caroling?