Happee Sunday, Gals!! Hope your week was full of the JOY of the Lord and that you’re pacing yourselves and just drinking in the goodness and delight of this holiday season!!
Doesn’t this silly little guy just make you SMILE??!!!
OK, can we talk? I have to be honest…last week early on was a challenge for me emotionally and hormonally! I was missing my Mom and hit a low hormonally that just wasn’t pleasant AT ALL!!
On top of that, the nasty ol’ ENEMY of my soul started to try and mess with me too!! Fortunately, with prayer and wonderful, encouraging, godly, prayerful friends interceding for me, I OVERCAME it all and am back to my JOYFUL self!!! Praise You Lord!!! Big thanks to Jess, Nellie, and Nor’!!
My precious friend, Noreen, is a lovely godly lady I met through blogging. We had an instant connection, and I know we will be great buddies for life! If you haven’t stopped by Life’s Blessings for a visit , you’ve been missing out!! I hope you’ll go over and share some Christmas love with Noreen!!! She has such a sweet spirit and spreads the love of the Lord around blogland with her thoughtful, kind, warm friendly ways! Love you, Nor’!! You are an incredible blessing to me!!
I really want to share some of my Christmas tree decorations with you today. You see, I have always wanted a beautiful themed tree with white lights that I can just FROU FROU all up!! Well, I am proud to say that I do have a themed tree, and it is “My Family Christmas Tree” and just delights my soul!!
This tree is chockfull of my childhood Christmas memories, ornaments that my children made through the years or dear friends gave me.
Here is our tree (minus the star ‘cause i keep forgettin’ to remind hubby to get it up there) and some of the ornaments and decorations we treasure:
Our tree is far more simple this year than ever, and I really like it! I can’t stomach the price for extra large tree skirts, so I went to Joann and purchased a big ol’ piece of red felt, and just wrapped it around the base.
The 3 older girls made these heart shaped ornaments about 14-15 years ago. Two made snow scenes and the oldest made this nativity.
Mom’s ladies' group at church beaded all kinds of things and I have several different sizes of bells. Just love them!
Mom also made these little soldiers from clothespins. Cute!
I absolutely ADORE this glass bead garland. This tree is truly vintage and my Mom’s garland is just perfect! I am on the hunt for some more to go with it!
This one is for YOU KAR!! Didn’t know if you saw it last year or not, but it’s one that my Mom’s friend gave her because she was such an awesome knitter!! Mom loved it, and so do I!
Mom knit the hats for all of these little Santas, and made sure each of us kids got one!
My Mom was a lovely, peaceful soul, and she loved hearts of all kinds. The simplicity of this dove with the heart reminds me so much of her traditional, simple, caring ways.
I hope my children will remember me the way we all remember our special Mom!!
A sweet vintage Messiah ornament Mom loved and bought.
A reindeer made from Mallory’s hand tracing when she was in grade school. Too cute!
A vintage styrofoam star is one of several different styrofoam ornaments me and my older siblings decorated when I was around 5-6 years old, I think. Precious!!
If I ever do have a themed tree it will HAVE to be a second tree! There is no way I would give up the family heritage and treasured memories of my FAMILY TREE!!
Love you sweeties!! Be sure and take the time to make some wonderful memories this Christmas. It will be 2010 before we know it!!