Our artificial tree looked great the first year, okay the second year, and now I fear I'll have to do a lot of bending and fluffing to make it look its best this year. Oh well!
"God bless, Christmas!" ~ Charles Dickens
"Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved." ~Augusta E. Rundel
Favorite Christmas things:
the smell of pine
candles lit in the evening, especially the Advent candle ring
music (Wine Country Christmas is a favorite)
the Christmas troll dolls I bought for the kids! I found them at the grocery store years ago!
lighted garlands (mine are so old, but still so happy!)
Christmas coffee mugs (Hartstone - one of my favorite pottery companies)
luminaries - lit on Christmas eve, lining the driveway, quiet and a powerful showing of LIGHT
Mary's prayer (Luke 1:46-55)
Tina (a blog friend from Scotland) made this darling hat and Samantha Rose wore it home from the hospital.
I've been at their house, reveling in the baby atmosphere. She smells so sweet. Jenny's a natural mom. I'm in awe of the miracle of life all over again.