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Merry Christmas

christmas104May you and yours be blessed this glorious time of year.  Take time to remember the birth of our dear Lord and Savior.  It truely is why we celebrate.

Love, Michelle, Jack and Katie-Bug


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Christmas goodies

First a little smile for you! I caught Jack and Katie a couple days ago snoozing away. I couldn’t resist a picture!
Now look at this lovely little surprise from a dear friend at the teeny tiny cabin. It arrived the day of Christmas eve and was a wonderful thing to get in the mail! Isn’t it pretty? She is a very talented lady with a gracious and loving spirit and I encourage you to pay her a visit.
The back is every bit as lovely!
Each year we buy a small present for each other, a little care package for a friend who has had a rough year or maybe doesn’t have family and a little something the two of us would like. I had been looking at clocks but they were way more than we allow ourselves to spend. Then the company marked it down to seventy dollars. Close but still too much. THEN I got an e mail from the company for half off clearance items. I thought maybe this will work but I was still concerned over the cost with the shipping as this thing weighs nearly 45 pounds and is 59 inches tall. But it wouldn’t hurt to see what the cost would be. Well, low and behold, they added the price of the clock to the thirty dollar shipping and then took off 50%. So I ordered it for the grand sum with shipping of fifty dollars! It is a bit more than we usually spend but I love it!
I got Jack some nice warm house slippers. If his feet get cold he is in big trouble with pain and swelling so gotta keep those tootsies warm!
And jack got me a new pair of sewing scissors and 5 yards of fabric! It will become curtains for my kitchen. I love the little apples on it.

So that was our Christmas. We had a nice meal of turkey, baked sweet potato casserole, baked squash, homemade stuffing, cheese filled crescent rolls and an apple/raisin kuchen for dessert. We have lots of turkey for many more meals and will be eating leftover side dishes for a week! I hope your Christmas was as blessed as ours.
Thank you to all who prayed for and sent loving thoughts my way with my blue week last week. I am much better this week. Being bi polar I am usually on the manic side but every once in awhile I swing the other way. Such is life! until next time kids, remember you are loved!

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Merry Christmas!

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Oh, God…
help us rightly to remember
the birth of Jesus, that
we may share in the songs
of the angels, the gladness
of the shepherds, and the
worship of the wise men.

May the Christmas morning
make us happy
to be your children.

-Robert Louis Stevenson

God be with you
this Christmas and always!

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Welcome to our home on this cold icy day. Come inside and warm up!
Here is our little tree and the answers to the Christmas tree treasures
1. Why I use my tree topper and why it is special: She is an adorable angel made for us by a very dear friend.
2. Do you use a tree skirt and is it unusual? Yes, it is a cross stitch kit given to me by a friend. I cross stitched it and it is unusual in that it has different water birds on it.
3. What is your oldest ornament? It is a little stain glass angel. She is hanging just above the nativity. We have had her for nearly 27 years!
4.What goes on the tree first? Depends on my mood!
Visit here to see and read about more Christmas Treasures.
Now here are the rest of my decorations. These were my Grams and I got them after she passed away in 2003.
Here come all the snowmen! LOL!

So there it is! Thanks so much for visiting and do be careful in this weather as you head on home!

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I wanted to share some pictures we took around town this past week. These are our downtown decorations.
These are garlands with bells on them in the picture above. And the merry Christmas welcoming you to downtown.
Here below is what you will see on the highway. We also have Santa and his reindeer in the park. And the covered wagon on Main has lights on it too. Each year we also have a contest for individuals who decorate their homes.
I wanted to share something with you. Some will probably not care but it tickled me to no end to find it. This is an engraving done in the 1800’s of my ancestors home in England. It was called King’s Bromley Hall and even the famous Lady Godiva once lived there! How funny is that? Sadly, it was destroyed in 1920 but wasn’t it beautiful?
Here is a home Jack and I love on Main Street. Isn’t it cute with it’s picket fence and all?
I have always been fasinated with the window on this old home. That must have taken a lot of work to make that rascal!
The other day, Jack went to the dollar store to get jelly and something else. I was on the computer when he got back and handed me a sack. This is what was inside! An adorable little snowman that has a light inside. I try to get a new snowman every year. Last year I was too sick to care about it.
And for the big finale!!!!!!! Jack has finished the crib cover. isn’t it wonderful? I just love it.

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