This Christmas Day has been a gift…a sleep late, no rush, enjoy the little moments day.
A day with simple treats from my sister-in-law.
A day of silliness while enjoying opening presents. (Santa scored daughter some Coach shoes for an amazingly reduced price.)
A cozy day.
Among the gifts my husband gave me was a load of firewood. He knows me well.
A fun day.
My mother found my original John Denver album from my teenage years – played at least a zillion times.
(He was my true first love.)
A day when I realize I love the box almost as much as the gift. Have you ordered anything from Mark and Graham?? Our sons sent me a gorgeous linen table runner bordered in red grosgrain ribbon, and it came wrapped with so many beautiful details….grosgrain ribbon, a lettered paper, tags in cute envelopes. (The boys also sent me the make up bag you see in the photo below.)
Yes, today was a much needed restful slow paced day – a day to reflect upon and enjoy the true gift of Christmas…God’s Son. Last night we enjoyed a party at my parents’ home, and we drove around our small town to see Christmas lights after dinner. I thought the walk leading up to our church was so pretty with all its lights.
Across the street from the church is a stable, built by my brother-in-law with help from some other church members. The star you see above it is suspended on a cable. When the stable was first built, the star was across the street, but each night it has moved closer and closer – until this morning when it was directly above it. The stable is lifesize, and as I waited to take a photo several groups came up to have their photos taken with Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus. They are the real stars of this season.
I hope your day has been one full of simple pleasures…a day full of joy. I thank you for the joy you bring me each and every day with your comments on posts, your uplifting emails, your love for this blog shown when you pin my images to your Pinterest boards, and your willingness to spend your time here with me and read my rambling words. My gift for you on this Christmas night is a Christmas song. It starts out with organ music and then moves into a choir, (and around the 3:25 point I get a lump in my throat and good tears in my eyes.)
I hope you enjoy it.
Come Ye to Bethlehem (Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful)