Thursday, December 25, 2008

Guess Who Liked Her Present!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

One of my favorite artists, Travis Cottrell, singing one of the most awesome Christmas songs ever. Hope your Christmas is filled with joy and peace.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Lots of Randomness!

I really did not think we would wake up to a warm house this morning. The power was flashing before we went to bed and the storm had just begun. But we woke up snug and warm to this...
Snow day today for Olivia's mommy, so I will have to just enjoy this from last week.

Lastly for Melissa--the baking/decorating is underway...

Friday, December 12, 2008

How About Some Good Music

The following is a song by one of my all time favorites Steven Curtis Chapman from this year's Billy Graham Christmas special. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Another Good Idea

This video was made by a friend of a good friend of mine. My friend Mandy and her husband are missionaries in Malawi. The people who made the video run the orphanage down the road from them. I think it is a clever way to get the message out that we can make a big difference for starving children with a pretty small sacrifice on our part.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Here's a Good Idea

My friend Heidi from Freehand Scraps posted this link and I thought it was too good not to share.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Almost Done

No time for blogging lately...every spare minute has been spent decorating. Each year when I begin, I wonder if it is worth the time spent, then I get it all in place and am always glad I took the time. I love spending a little time in the evening with just the soft Christmas lights and some Christmas music, it is so peaceful and good for my spirit.

I changed up a few things this year, partly to move some of the Dicken's Village up a little higher because of a certain darling 16 month old's curosity, and partly because it was time to do something different to the mantle. Since we have been here, we have hung the stockings on the mantle. This year I have moved them around the corner and (thanks to blog inspiration) made a garland.

We used to have the Village all set up on either side of the fireplace, but have moved it to several locations this season.

I have a few things yet to do, but right now it is time to get off the computer and go make some supper for my sweet, hungry hubby.