Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I love this time of year

November 044My Sunday school class got me this Willow Tree~ I’m wishing for the creche and  the tin stars that go with it-DH are you  listening?

November 043

I love this Nativity set- My Mom made it and painted it for me in 1992-when she gave it to me I cried. Then when I went home I prayed for someone to come over and see it on my mantel, soon the doorbell rang and yes I did,  I invited the UPS man to come in and lay his eyes on the prettiest most meaningful gift of a beautiful Nativity scene. I think he thought I had a few screws missing, but I was so proud and I had prayed for someone to come see it. I wasn’t specific and he was someone.

November 046

Guess who she is- the very first BARBIE  ever –born the same year as me 1959. I didn’t have her, I was just a baby but I did love playing with Barbie’s when I was growing up. I still love playing with Barbie-she is the best of friends!!!!

November 053

This picture is of Emma getting a kiss from Santa –her first year of life. It was a billboard in my town advertising for her grandpa’s radio station. It’s such a sweet picture- babies are great gifts. Ryder will be one Wednesday and I will have a new little baby Abby Lynn before I know it!!

November 047

These are three little glow light decorations that sing –they have Emma, Anna and Ryder written on them. I’ll need another one next year!! I’ll have 4 lil angels then- whoo my cup runneth over!!!!!!

November 045

Right inside my Front door is the Reason for the Season!Happy Birthday Jesus. When I worked at the elementary school I made a bulletin board out of gift wrap squares and had squares by teachers of what they wanted  for Christmas  and I had a big square that said “Happy Birthday Jesus” in the middle- a very small child one day said you can get in big trouble for that. I said tell them I’m in the red brick building in room 8 and they can come get me. The very idea- I’m sure they heard that from their parents.

November 052

My little tree in the great room has every ornament my kids made me, special ones my friends gave me, some my Mom made me and it is very special to me- underneath it is a picture of two of my best presents ever!

I'll post pictures of my tree later- just wanted to share a little of my Christmas with ya. I'm trying to slow down and enjoy the Season.

I wish for time with all the people I love, fun moments, a nap or two, maybe some snow. Warm cups of hot chocolate and great conversations. Maybe some new board games to play. Grandchild time. Oh yeah -some Christmas cookies. Old traditions like Birthday Party for Jesus- maybe some church friends for brunch.

I don't really need more stuff- we all have too much stuff! I'm going for quality and meaning!

I pray for blessings for all of you~ my blog friends and I thank you for reading me and allowing me to share your thoughts, lives and families. I hope to meet more of you in 2009-Good Lord willing,  there are a few  who it would tickle me pink to meet ya. I'm hoping!!!!

Go find yourself a cup of Boiled custard and put on some Christmas music and count your blessings. I do-if your reading this your one of mine!

Be blessed!



Life on the farm... said...

LOl.. I'm laughing about the UPS man, I like men in brown! I would have done that too, invited him in, cause when you pray and it's answered I figure there is a reason there. I had that Barbie too, I ruined her I thought she was ugly I clipped her pointed nose and chopped off her hair!

Charlene said...

My dear friend,
I love this post ...you are a very special person ...will see you soon.
Meme Peete

Southerner said...

I laughed out loud about the UPS man. I am just imagining this guy trying hard to stay on schedule with the busy season and he sees the poor girl with pleading eyes to look at her nativity set and HAD to go look. Then, he was changed the rest of the day! Thanks for the chuckle.

Debbie said...

I’m thinking you probably answered the UPS man’s prayer. I’m sure he needed to feel the warmth of a loving person and a nice break from his busy day. I’m so happy Ryder can use those clothes. Don’t forget to ask them or Ashley if they need the pack and play. I love you and will see you soon!!

It's All Good! said...

That's cute about the UPS man!
Hope your Dad is beginning to feel better.
Yes, we are blessed. And I, like you, just long for a simple Christmas.
That's what it's all about!
God bless,
Brenda :)

Well Behaved Krissy said...

I HEART WILLOW TREE!!! Hope you're doing good sweets.

nanatrish said...

Lorie, this is my first visit,but I'll be back. Maree is my friend and if you are a friend of hers then you must be wonderful. I played with that Barbie cause I'm 10 years older than you. You little pup. I must comment on Bath and Body. My daughter and I call it the Crack House. We get in there and want so many things. I must go there in the next couple of weeks. It won't be Christmas without the Crack House. But in a good way. So is MeMe like Nana? Your grandbabies are darling. Look forward to knowing you better.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pictures! I am glad you are getting into the holiday season. I love that story about the nativity set and UPS man. I wish I had known about your new set, I would have helped you complete it.

My mom had that original Barbie, so when I was little I dressed MY Barbie in the black & white bathing suit she wore. :)

Your SS

Memaw Barbie said...

I think that picture of you and Emma by the tree is my new favorite picture of you. Love you and miss you. Blessings

The Southern Mom said...

The UPS man story is a hoot! Sorry I haven't been by in a while...Life has gotten in the way! Hopefully things will slow down after the holidays!

Putz said...

i will be joseph this year, jasper bell will be gold frankesense and myr, sandy and duke will be camels, becky will be mary, karma will be an angel and dan will have to be both the wisemen and the inkeeper this year, and since no babies will be with us, a doll in a green cradle will have to be the Christ child