December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to All ...

This is the first Christmas Eve I can remember when I'm not doing last minute wrapping. Now that's a Christmas miracle! I'm going to do a little baking today so we can deliver plates to a few of our favorite people. Maybe we'll watch a few holiday movies that we haven't had a chance to see yet and the puppies need baths.

I'm feeling the joy!

Here's our naked Christmas tree a few weeks ago; a 9-foot Noble Fir that smells so wonderful ...


And here is it all dressed up and ready for Christmas ...


Holiday teddy bears, a wind-up Santa and the beautiful Christmas patchwork basket my Mom made filled with chocolate treats ...


I am feeling the joy!

Luke 2:9-14

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.”

Wishing you and yours a safe, warm, joyous holiday!



11 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your tree is gorgeous.
Merry Christmas xoxo

Dazee Dreamer said...

what a beautiful tree. I love the real ones, but my husbands asthma hates them.

Merry Christmas to a dear blogging friend.

Lori said...

Love your tree! I had my first real one this year (a Fraser fir) and it was great! Merry Christmas!

Tightwad Mom said...

Beautiful tree, Jayaycee! I hope your family has a very, very Merry Christmas!

Loren said...

Your tree is sooo pretty and I LOVE the basket your Mom made!! Your JOY is coming through the screen~

Merry Christmas my dear friend! Love to you and I pray you have a blessed and wonderful 2011

Baby Sister said...

Lovely tree!! Merry Christmas my friend!!

Connie said...

Hi there....it's Loren's mom dropping by to say Merry Christmas!At our fun family get together last night Loren gave me a beautiful Emile Henry "blue" oven dish!! Thank you for giving her all the info. to help make my Christmas wish come true! I so enjoy reading your blog, & wish you & yours a happy, healthy & prosperous New Year!! Connie

lisaschaos said...

Your tree looks great!!! I keep wanting to do the patchwork basket but haven't done it yet. :( Love yours! And to have it filled with candy is even better!

Snowcatcher said...

Hope you are having a joyful Christmas!

You're going to love this... I have that very same little light blue snowflake bear!!! We have twins, separated at birth!!! Guess that makes us sisters, huh?

caite said...

what a perfect looking tree, nekked and dressed!

Kathleen said...

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I love the before and after pictures of the tree.