"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Good Morning to you. So what is your weather like today? Although this isn't a current photo, I love the contrast in the sky, snow and the trees. If you were to gaze upon our Rockies this morning they would be totally covered with the white glistening stuff. Such profound beauty. Today has dawned bright and sunny, cold and crisp with frost on the ground but promises to warm up later today.
I want to ask you when you officially start decorating for Christmas? When I was growing up my parents waited until the week of Christmas and I remember decorating the tree on Christmas eve. Having said that though, one reason was because the left the tree up until mid-January.
For our family, we have always gotten a tree the day after Thanksgiving and started decorating immediately. Now that we have a fake tree, which I fought getting but absolutely love, we decorate the entire house the day after Thanksgiving. Forget those sales, I'd rather be home with Christmas carols playing and figuring out where to put all the decorations. I do remember the first couple of years of being an empty nest and it wasn't much fun decorating without my girls but I think I've adjusted to it, plus I love having decorations that my grandkids love like my sled filled with stuffed animals. There are so many traditions we each have so I know I'll have lots to blog about in the coming days.
Stay warm but remember to give thanks. I'm thankful that we have a home to decorate each year and that we have family and friends to celebrate with. I am thankful that we celebrate the birth of our Savior.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.