Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas, friends! I’ve been waiting to say that for almost a year!!! I just love Christmas, and am so glad it is “officially here.” How about you?

I hope you had a thank-filled Thanksgiving weekend. We had a special time with family friends and are so thankful to the Lord for all He is and for all the ways we are blessed through Him.

My brother and his family came for a visit and we were among the thousands who treked to the the Opryland Hotel to make it a part of our Thanksgiving festivities. It is always beautiful this time of year.

And of course, we had to stop for some pictures… 🙂

(My brother, Chris, and his family.)

We were missing my sister, Rebecca, and her family this year. Rebecca is like “Mary” – she is “great with child” and will have a baby boy scheduled to arrive on Dec. 28th. We can’t wait to meet him.

The tree is going up today. (We borrowed a skinny tree from Frappuccino Fun with Amy because our house is on the market, and we couldn’t fill up one end of the room with our big tree!) For years, I’ve wanted to do a tree with only ornaments that point to Jesus – Nativity scenes, and words that bring Him praise. This may be my chance – I probably have enough of those favorites to fill a skinny tree. I’ll post a picture if that’s what we end up doing. 🙂

Blessings to each of you, my friends. Happy Monday to you all…

The LORD is good. A strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7

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  1. Merry Christamas!
    Wow what a beautiful lovely family you have. I love also the family website A lot of real & lovely & interesting stories are here. Thanks friend for sharing such nice story.

  2. Merry Christmas! My sister and BIL missed THanksgiving for the same reason! I figure a baby is worth a pass this year 🙂

  3. Sandy Toes @ Shell in your Pocket says:

    What a beautiful family you have.
    sandy toe

  4. You have a beautiful family! I try to decorate my tree to make it all about Jesus too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Rich blessings to you!

  5. Lovely pics..sounds like a wonderful day! We love our skinny tree… we don't have the space to spare at our place any time of year. lol

  6. Beth.. One Blessed Nana says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time. I love Christmas too!

  7. Great pictures! Can't believe how old your kids look!