Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

I took a small break from blogging to give myself totally over to the Season. It was just what I needed. I thought you might like to see how our house looked on Christmas Eve...Above, our sweet tree all lit up festivally.

And a few ornaments that look so pretty glowing upon it..


Every year, we string popcorn, cranberries and some type of candy (these are sour, gummy lifesavers)...
Additionally, I add lots of dried orange slices...


Here is the tree as it looks in the daylight...
And two sweet children waiting impatiently for morning to come...
Christmas Day, we drove up north 45 miles to my sweet sister-in-law's (see them several posts below). We had a lovely ham dinner. Unfortunately, a huge storm rolled in and we drove home that night in near blizzard conditions. That was frightening, but we had all prayed for safety before we left and the dear Lord got us home in one piece (a little grayer, perhaps!).

I hope that everyone had a wonderful beginning to their holiday week and may the Spirit continue on until New Years.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

3 comments:

beth at aunties said...

You are so sweet to be concerned... She was released on Christmas Eve so she could enjoy Christmas at home. She will be a regular at Primary Children's until she can be regulated. It broke all our hearts. She is so brave and such a positive little tyke other than the pokes in her fingers have made them raw and bleeding:) She is so tiny and can't gain weight, probably around 40 pounds, an a size 4. She is on 4-5 insulin shots a day.
Life can change on a dime and we need to be prepared;)

Your Christmas looked so warm and inviting and your children are darling:)

We went to the Sandy dollar movies today and saw an excellent show....Forver Strong. I want to go again as it was so good. I bet your son would enjoy it:)

Enjoy your Sabbath!

Elizabeth G. said...

Gracious, that poor little one. How much they sometimes have to endure. I pray she will be brave through it all!

We went to the movies today also, but went to Jordan Commons to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It was very good, but has some stuff in it, as it is PG-13. Brilliantly made, well acted.

We saw Forever Strong for a Family Home Evening several weeks ago. It was a very good movie. I'm glad that you liked it.

Thank you for the sweet comment about my children. They are the lights of my life.

Well, have a wonderful Sabbath.
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Trish said...

What a beautiful tree Elizabeth...Thanks for stopping by my rather lack lustre blog these days :P I can see you had a wonderful family time this Christmas and I am pleased you had some 'downtime'. All the best to you and your family over this next few days of family time.