Oh my!! Hello friends..
How are you doing?
Well I hope..
Christmas day is almost upon us.
Can you believe it?
My mind is swirling with so many thoughts as I'm resting a bit.
Hanging onto all of the beauty and wonder of the lights,
the gatherings and special events.
Today, my daughter and I went bear hunting at the grocery store.And we caught one and then we took it hostage and stuffed it into
the back of my husband's car!
HAHA... just plain fun.
our trip, of course.
Which was absolutely
perfect and amazing!
We had tickets to the Ballet Arizona
production of the Nutcracker.
It was spectacular beyond words.
And for our youngest daughter's
late 20th birthday present,
we went to see the
For King and Country
Christmas Tour concert featuring Lauren Daigle.
I love to go on "holiday"in the winter.
There's just something so exciting and special about it.
I will save that for another post.
I'm still gathering pictures from the phones and cameras.
There have been some really exciting times but much of the time I have
been enjoying everyday things.
It was quieter and more simple for me.
And it has been a Christmas to remember.
These past couple of weeks, we've played music with our friends to
raise money for gifts for local children.
We were able to bring in $500.00 and we had s much fun doing it!
I enjoy such a mix of Christmas music.
Traditional O Holy Night ( one of my favorites ) by Nat King Cole to the
pumped up version of
The Little Drummer Boy by
For King and Country.
You can watch it here
Do you have a favorite Christmas carol or song?
I just want to share a few pictures of what I've been
busy at. I have enjoyed seeing others homes
and projects and hearing about their
families and friends. So I thought I'd share a bit also.
Part of my Christmas village... it's a work in progress!
And I always enjoy making some cards to send some handmade love
to friends and family!
A little thrifting and a smoothie outing with my daughter
is always in order!
I have found some beautiful
things this year.
My middle daughter, Hannah, says that I'm a
(Maybe I just spend a lot of time in thrift stores ;)
Just today, I found the most adorable
little music box for my granddaughters. The cutest
group of snowmen with halos and the music box
played Joy to the World.
It was perfect!
I secretly wanted to keep it but I wanted them
to have it more. They will love it!
Part of my HUGE pile of CHEX MIX that
was atop my kitchen counter cooling!
My Christmas wreath that I made.
The December craft show.
The following pictures are all of angel wing ornaments that I made.
This little tree has since been decorated with gleaming
silver, glass pinecones and a string of shiny silver beads.
The giggles had fun making it pretty!
And I am still decorating.. Shhhh!
Am I the only one?
Well tomorrow is Christmas eve.
And all is well.
What we've done is enough.
I am purposely practicing the
discipline of NOT doing that one more thing!
It has helped me to release that
temptation to make things perfect.
Well done ladies!
The baking and shopping and wrapping.
All that giving and doing.
We might have a white christmas so in lieu of that,
here's the classic and classy Bing Crosby
singing one of our favorite songs of the season!
And here's a clip from Meet Me in St Louis with Judy Garland
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
So warm wishes to you and I hope that you do!
Enjoying family and friends..cozy fires, good food,
playing games, opening gifts... feeling the love that came down
and that is all around.
And always, always counting our blessings.
Thank you so much for coming by.
I always hope that you find a bit of peace,
happiness and inspiration here.
Love and hugs,