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Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Joy of Christmas

On Thursday, we put up our Christmas tree. Jerry would open an ornament, give it to one of the babies, and they would walk it over to me to be put on the tree. We opened several "Our 1st Christmas Together" ornaments which we got the year we were married and the hung lots of "Babies 1st Christmas" ornaments and my heart nearly over flowed with emotion. The babies are older and are now sooo excited about Christmas and the upcoming visit from Santa Claus. I try to count my blessings each and every day and hope to keep the JOY OF CHRISTMAS in my heart this holiday season. I also try to remind the kids at every opportunity that Christmas is about Christ and His birth and we should never forget that. I hope all of you who read this, have a wonderful, joyous and blessed Christmas season.



  1. Beautiful! Love this shot. The tree is beautiful next to the staircase :-)

  2. Isn't the excitement and awe our kids have just awesome? We decorated our tree yesterday and the boys ooohed and ahhhed over each ornament. Nothing thrills me more though than to hear them declare that Christmas is Jesus' birthday!

  3. That tree just looks magestic! And a beautiful post to go along with it. :)

    I love Christmas ornaments, too. From my first Christmas, my grandparents always gave me an engraved Silversmith ornament. I have over 20 of them. We've started a similar tradition for the girls.

    We actually haven't put up a tree in about 10 years...because of the cats, and the fact that we're always visiting family for the holiday. This year we're staying home, so we've got to kick it in gear. I can't wait to see the girls' reactions!

  4. What a beautiful setting for the tree. I love the texture too. Lovely! Hope all is well with you and your sweet family!


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