Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Favorites

I can hardly believe that Christmas is almost here and I have not posted since before Thanksgiving. Sorry about that, but as I have checked other blogs, it seems as if I am not the only one in a "blogging slump". With so much to do and time racing by, blogging has taken a back seat for a while!! However, the other night while I was turning out lights to go to bed, I just had to pick up my camera and take a few pics of the "magic and memories" that Christmas brings in our home. Above is our tree...no theme or frills..just full of ornaments from friends and family. I hope you enjoy this post, and most of all, I hope you enjoy this special time of year when we stop to focus on and celebrate the birth of our Saviour.
Stephanie's first ornament..1980

Gift from a friend

Glittered cross ornament made by one of my girls...Emily, I think.

Stephanie at age 5

Emily just waking up from a nap at Mother's Day Out when they snapped this pic.

The Santa face is painted on a leaf from the magnolia tree that was in Mark's parents' yard in Kilgore, Texas. His sister gathered some leaves before Mark's mom moved and had a woman paint Santa's face on them. Isn't it darling??

I love glittered pinecones.

Little vintage house by a local artist. So Sweet!

I picked these up at an estate sale and I take very special care of them...They make me smile! Well, I guess that is all for now!! Again, enjoy this time of year and may your holiday be blessed as you spend time with family and friends and experience the magic of Christmas!!!


Nancy @ Ella Elaine said...

Merry Christmas! I've missed you!
It is hard to fit in posting during this hectic time. I am so glad you shared your precious ornaments with us all. Stay in touch!!

Emily said...

Aww...can't wait to see it in person! See ya Saturday!

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

How sweet! Hope your girls will be home soon. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!!!

Janice said...

Made me cry... I have not been able to put up one decoration yet. Maybe this weekend. House looks wonderful. Picture perfect!!! Thanks for the great favorites you shared.

Kimberly Law said...

I don't know how I missed this post but everything is just so beautiful! I should have come over during the holidays and settled right down in that cozy chair! :o)