Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's December!

Already we are half way through the month. When did that happen, exactly? It has been such a busy time already! We are looking forward to the next few weeks. We will take off two for the Christmas/New Year holidays. Yippie! We are going to make cut-out cookies for the first time in many many years. The children are especially looking forward to that methinks.

My shopping is almost done and I hope that the few things I bought at the beginning of the month arrive on TIME. I will be very disheartened if they don't so we shall see. God knows what we need and will have exactly what that is here. :+)

We are enjoying a lovely Advent study coordinated with Messiah by Handel. I love this time of year. I love hearing music that honors my Savior all over the place. I loved the kindness of strangers that we experienced tonight. We were driving around looking for Christmas lights and drove by this amazing house that was covered front and back with an abundant display. We were driving slowly by and the woman of the house walked up to our van. She said the best view is from the backyard and invited us in. They had the hugest Victorian set-up inside their house that all lit up and moved and the backyard was truly beautiful. To offer all that work to total strangers - well it was pretty neat to us. God touches us through so many things this time of year and I really appreciate it.

Enjoy the beauty of the cool days, the eggnog, the hot cocoa, cookies, fudge, and your favorite carols. Listen to Messiah this year and really take it in - "...and His name shall be called, wonderful! Counselor! The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."

Amen, Lord Jesus.


Anonymous said...

and a MERRY CHRISTMAS. :-) Wishing you all many blessings for the coming new year as well.




hugabunchmom said...

I just love Christmas lights and what an awesome find for your family!! And to be invited in? What a blessing, too often we do not note and share with others the kindness of others, thanks for sharing with us. We are waiting until my oldest is home before driving around, perhaps this weekend. Merry Christmas to you and yours!! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your blog. I am a fist time homeschooler. I have 4 children ranging from 9 to 1. I have felt constricted to the idea that I need to emulate the public school that I took my oldest son out of. I briefly read your "10 things..." list in regard to homeschooling. Thank you. I will read it in it's completion tomorrow. (it's late here in Indianapolis!)

May the Lord bless you this Christmas! Our family has also been enjoying Handels Messiah...the music will certainly captivate a person. I love it. Amen...He will be called Wonderful! Counselor! Mighty God! The Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. I love the Lord Jesus!

hugabunchmom said...

I think I'm more shocked at how quickly the last thirty days have flown by, as if the 30 prior to that had not flown by fast enough!! Where is time going? And as I blog jump the next few days, I find that many of us are swamped with "to-do" lists that are far too long.

I hope that you are enjoying a good week. Hugs!!

SuzyScribbles said...

OK, I saw a couple of books on your sidebar that looked intriguing. I'm sick to death of the same-old, same-old books around my house and can't think of anything to read. "Sign on the Door" and "Hittite Warrior" look like MY kinds of books (I loved The Robe and The Egyptian). I like reading GOOD, rich books about the ancient world.

Thanks for listing them. Now....the search to find them in a library before I have break down and buy them. :-)