Tuesday, December 24

Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

As I hum Christmas carols and finish up last-minute details, I had to share this photo of the manger scene that I made over 40 years ago. I took a ceramics class when we were stationed in Japan and painted the figures of Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus and the Angel. I have always placed them under the branches of the Christmas tree. Well, until we got our dog, Kaiser. Now they sit on our book shelf because Kaiser is too curious and likes to read/eat books. Can't have any of that! Here's a link to one of my favorite Christmas songs. I sang this one a couple of years ago, along with other carols, that my son, Devlin, recorded. He enhanced my acapella version with what he called "the church sound". I hope you enjoy it and find peace in the message........

Christmas Eve, 2013

It's the wee hours of Christmas Eve and I have been enjoying Christmas music while I wrap gifts. This has been a busy holiday season. Lots of hustle and bustle with family, church and library activities and a trip to Iowa to see my mom. The fudge you see in this picture went along, too.........
I made a couple batches of fudge to take to the Christmas party at the Care Center where my mother lives. There was so much good food!  And carols........gifts........family time and visiting with old friends........and even Santa! And here he is, wishing all of us a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 
And that's my wish for all of you..........Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too! Our family will be celebrating together this Christmas Eve at our house. Looking forward to good food, some games, gifts and lots of fun. Here in Minnesota, we are likely going to set some records for cold weather. Ah, but we have warm hearts! Yes, it might be the coldest Christmas in a long time but this is Minnesnowta! I do think that Santa might want to be sure to wear his long-underwear and some wool socks, for sure!  ;-)
Have a wonderful Holiday!
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