Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Grasping for Him as Christmas draws near

With the busyness of the holiday season completely upon us I've found myself missing his presence.  Life as a whirlwind swirls around me and I can barely see in front of me let alone look up!  So here's a little moment of praise for Him who sent his son for us.  Consume me from the inside out Lord.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The sick bug came to visit....

 This little darling went from this:

to this:
She was so sick with a 103 fever she barely woke up all day yesterday.  This morning she was back to her normal sweet self (thankfully) so we are hoping no more sick bugs come to visit this Christmas! 
Only family & friends are welcome here!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

He came like the winter snow...

It's all about Him.
Our simple nativity sits at the center of our dining table, we see it at every meal.

Our Christmas tree this year is fragrent & green!  A woodland delight with snow & birds and blue & white.

Our Mantle, no stockings yet though, not settled on them yet.

This is a special little tree on the table in our office.  It has all the silver ornaments from our babies first Christmas's, their spoon, fork & cup.  Even one of our puppy Hunter when he was small! 

And above my computer desk, where I spend many hours...
Our card, Jesus is the Prince of Peace, He is the only way to experience peace on earth. 
We wish you a Christmas with the kind of Peace only He can bring!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gifts that are made to last

the joy we share
friends forever
The only kind of gifts that last are the ones He gives. 
Merry Christmas,

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Im going through one of my phases again! Where will it lead...

 Help I've been absorbed into the book world once again and I'm afraid I cannot find my way out!  So it all started when my mom gave me Danniel Hannon's book The New Road to Serfdom which was unexpectedly inspiring, history rich and quotable!  Since he is British and has a decidedly British perspective and I think I was accidentally born here but should probably have been there (joking, I know God doesn't make mistakes!) I loved all the insights!

Next switching to a different genre but also European, I was given the original "Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens by my friend Nicole (a first Christmas gift).  This book, also rich in history and thought provoking led me to search for another along the same lines.  By happenstance, I found a book called the Water Babies in my children's bookcase and thought I might try it out.  Can I just tell you that I am reminded IN FULL how much depth and layers of interest and lessons authors from earlier times spun into their stories.  Why do I even bother to read current novels EVER? 
What is next in my reading repertoire?  Harriet Beecher Stowe's The Minister's Wooing, Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self Reliance and many more to come, I'm sure!  I would love to hear suggestions if you have any!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Memory Stars

This Memory Star was given as a gift to me from a good friend of mine Tamara!

She has started a business making these memory stars that can be made to celebrate a new baby, an engagement, a birthday, an adoption or any reason you can think of! 
The process was so simple!  I uploaded twenty of my favorite photos to costco.com, chose some colors (this one has a beach theme!) and she put together such a beautiful design! 
I wanted to showcase her new business idea because I know so many would love to have one!  See her email address in the comments section!

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wife & mother of 4 beautiful children, 2 girls & 2 boys. small business co-owner; catering and a restaurant/alehouse, writer, gardener, lover of freedom and humility found in christ, small town enthusiast, book reader, admirer of noble truths, beauty and love