Thursday, December 7, 2017

🎶  It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas   🎶

Last post, I talked about our stubby, little tree.
But look at it now!

 Todd and Stephanie sent us their present.
It's the first one under the tree.
Their present is almost as big as the tree.

 Decorations around our home are minimal.

  A wreath here and there,
(Trader Joes)
The Nativity Scene that Lulu  made me,
Our "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree,
and a few candles.

I'm content with what we have.
Plus, if you add enough lights to a shabby, little tree,
it will hide any imperfections and turn out beautiful.

God is good!


"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

"Oh, Christmas Tree,
Oh, Christmas Tree,
How lovey are your branches."
Me: "Tom, come take a look at our new
Christmas Tree."
Tom: "Put it in the dryer!!!"
I ordered a new Christmas tree this year.
When I opened it up, this is what it looked like.
I thought it was going to be pre-lit and a lot bigger.
It's small, squished, with a $2 string of lights.
Charlie Brown would love it!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Just Like a Hallmark Movie

Tom and I live in a small town.
We do small town activities.
Spring is country drives.
Summer is the open air market.
Fall we do a Harvest Festival
It's the Christmas Tree Lighting!
The streets are decorated.
Christmas music is playing.
People, young and old are walking around,
all bundled up.
Some with hot cider, or hot chocolate in their hands.
With anticipation,
all are waiting for the count down of the
Tree Lighting!
The tree is right in the middle of town.
You can see it from just about everywhere.

The back drop is the Historical Railroad Station
all decorated with lights and greenery.
They even had a Horse Drawn
Carriage ride.
The sunset was beautiful!
The lights were magnificent.

And then the tree...
Everyone gathered around.
The Master of Ceremonies started out with a prayer.
(Only in a small town)
The family that donated the tree
spoke on behalf of their mother,
for whom the tree was dedicated to.
 Cheers and applause when the
lights came on.
It is beautiful!
             Before lights                      After lights
We headed home for dinner.
A bowl of  hot, homemade Pea Soup.
Yes, it's Christmas time!
Now to wrap the all packages...
"But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption of sonship."
Galatians 4: 4-5
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