Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Historic West End Holiday Tour

Every other year the West End Historic District in our town hosts an afternoon of touring local homes. I have always wanted to go into some of these beautiful old homes just to see how they are decorated, and admire the old woodwork and design of the structure. These homes were all built in the early 1900's - 1930's. When my friend asked if I would like to spend a recent Sunday afternoon walking through these beautiful homes, I jumped at the opportunity. It was a nice cool day but at least it wasn't raining...well at least not for the first hour or so. This is when my sweet husband comes to our rescue and chauffers us to the rest of the homes! Now how sweet is that!?!

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church was our last stop. The stained glass windows are beautiful.

Friday, December 26, 2008

It's The Day After Christmas ...

And all thorough the house, I see things that need to be done . . . maybe next year.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

For Unto Us A Child Is Born

Merry Christmas to you all!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve ... and the shoppings done

All of the shopping is finished and gifts are wrapped; ready to settle in for a joyous Christmas with my family. Hope Santa Clause is good to you all.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


I took this picture yesterday on my way home from work. I love the evening sky.

Draw neigh to God and He will draw neigh to you.
~ James 4:8

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A New Look

I have been toying with the idea of updating my blog layout. Here is my first crack at it...how do you think it looks?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pink and Blue Christmas?

I love this paper! I found it in a local scrapbook store and I was drawn to the vintage designs. Pink and blue are not the usual Christmas colors but they will be perfect for making cards; which by the way is one of my new hobbies. Maybe I can get creative and make an advent tree with the numbered paper. Christmas is so near and I am still have not sent out our Christmas cards; well the cards and Advent tree are going on the list of "to do's"

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Open House

Welcome to my Christmas Open House! Please come in and enjoy some hot apple cider while we munch on fresh baked Christmas cookies. Let's sit for a bit while we reminisce about this past year; it has went by so fast, hasn't it? While it is fun to decorate and celebrate Christmas lets remember the real reason for it all . . . the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ . . .

May God's blessings be with you all this Christmas Season and as we welcome in 2009!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Getting Ready for Christmas

Christmas is only a few short weeks away, and I am excited about decorating the house. The first thing I put out was this ceramic Santa Clause cup I used as a little girl. Each of us kids had one and my mom used to make homemade hot cocoa and fill our Santa mugs . . . mmmmm sweet memory.