With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 12/18/11 - 12/25/11

Saturday, December 24, 2011

One More Sleep til Christmas

It took a little while to get to this...
from this.
Rudy (the Yorkiepoo) is visiting from NY with his family and Raider (the Schnauzer) has made great strides tolerating his presence.  First there was lots of barking from Raider and lots of instigating from Rudy.
Now they are becoming friends (almost)

Heading to Christmas Eve service at 5 them home for new jammies, yummy food and treats, a couple of stories by the Christmas tree and enjoying each other.
I suspect there will be more than just pups running around with all the grandchildren here.
Can't wait!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Crochet Wreath Tags

Super quick ~ Super easy
You can make a stack of gift tags to decorate your packages in very little time.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lemon Curd

Poured into pretty stemware (from the Christmas Tree Shop), covered with plastic wrap and bedecked with a satin bow, these sweet gifts will be given to friends.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Child Again

it starts with the sound of the sirens in the distance...
and builds as the shrill intensifies and the fire truck rounds the corner with lights flashing...
a little girl of long ago, excitedly emerges and waves as Santa drives by the house...
I am transported back many years with the same excitement filling my heart... every year!
John asked, 'Doesn't it look a little silly you being out here waving to Santa without any children around?' Ah, but there is a child here!
For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.

I assume I get this charge because my parents made a big deal of Santa when we were children.  My Mom and Dad did not come to know the Good News and embrace Jesus as their Savior until they were in their later years.  Though Santa was never the focus of our Christmas celebration of Christ's birth, and our grandchildren  have always understood the fantasy of Santa, I think their Mom-Mom will always run out to wave as the fire truck passes by. 
A photo snapped Friday evening, just before John & I left to attend his company Christmas Party.
We had a wonderful time.


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