Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Week Later

Gee, having the tree and glittering ornaments gone is a bit strange...

We were blessed this Christmas with good times and special memories. Thank goodness, my cold bug waited until after Christmas to strike. With medicine and bed rest I began to feel better and was able to put away all decorations yesterday. Well, it's almost time to close the door on 2010...stepping into 2011 will take fresh resolve. I hope I'll be ready, strong, and able.  

      Hope your Christmas was wonderful.
Wishing you a happy new year,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas

Well, it's almost here...this will probably be my last post before Christmas. Therefore, I wanted to be sure and wish you a very Merry Christmas. Thanks so much for coming by, and I hope you'll return soon. Blessings to you and yours,

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Joys

The Birth of Jesus
Luke 2: 1-20
(bookmark Bible...reminder to pause and reflect
on the true meaning of Christmas)

Ornaments... Memory Keepers
(still adding to the tree 'cause I keep finding ones I had forgotten about)

Christmas Cards 
( exquisite, traditional, 'em all )   

Wrapping, fun, fun!   
(glittered letters...easy identification) 

(sweet lamb nestled on a favorite platter atop old scale)  

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

For many they're having too much of a good thing. Snow is such a beautiful wonder of nature, but it can also be a dangerous winter weather condition. When snow and ice contribute to accidents and deaths, it's not so lovely and grand. I am saddened to think of those loved ones who won't be at the Christmas table.     

Finding joy in little things is maybe the best way to live life. Someone I once knew and loved possessed this outlook on life. She endured many hardships but managed to find joy and contentment in simple pleasures. 

Wishing you warmth, safety, and love ~ Sandy

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Special Print

I have been visiting lots of blogs and enjoying all the beautiful holiday displays.

To someone I owe a big "Thank You." This blogger offered the use of this old print that I dearly love.  I am afraid I cannot recall which blog had this picture; I do apologize for not giving a reference. Her generosity allowed me to print wallet sizes for gift tags and an enlargement for the oval frame.    

Monday, December 13, 2010

Annual Parade of Ornaments

Every year it's a joy to bring out the ornaments. There's a person, place, or memory with each and every one. The Christmas tree becomes a storybook of one's least it has for me. 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Treasury of Christmas






Ryan, Jo, Jason, Lester, and Lauren
their first Christmas together after Corkey and I married
Where did all the years go?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Family News and Tree

Our grandsons Gunner and Nicolas stayed with us for two days while their mom and dad were at the hospital welcoming baby brother Lucas into the family. Lucas Benjamin arrived on December 8, 2010. 

It's quiet in the house today without the chatter and energetic play of the little guys... may finish Christmas cards or write some pages in my journal...may just sit and rest. Have a joyful weekend. Sandy  

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

More Christmas Decorating

 Brown and white bathroom gets a burst of color from ornaments.

lovely $2 ornament from Walmart

I like brown, turquoise, and silver together.

grouping of birdhouses, holiday church, and trees

Currier and Ives ornaments in large bowl


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