Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday

The wreath is on the door
and the snow is on the tree.
God has laid His holy hands
on all that we can see.

Be quick to raise your voice
and praise what He has brought.
Keep now His love in every choice
and Christmas in every thought.

Thankful for the beautiful colors and simple joys of preparing for Christmas during Advent.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Shopping? Out there in the cold?
I will wait here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Too Cold for Tuesday

The excitement of the first few flurries of December was an understatement compared to the first snow storm we had just a few days later. We haven't seen this kind of snow for a very long time so you can imagine our fun of watching the snow falling and then getting out in it...wonder what was going on in Emily's mind as she watched from inside the house? We live on a road that doesn't get plowed so this will be a fun winter, I can tell already, but the field, blanketed in snow was beautiful. The simple joy of a snowy day is like nothing else and I haven't seen anyone so happy in zero degree weather (my daughter.)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Again That Time of Year is Here

Again that time of year is here
when wreaths, elves, lights appear.
The hue of Santa's suit and sleigh,
adding color the wintry skies of gray.
Until pansies, roses, tulips grow,
melting all of the Season's snow.
But I like holly, gifts, Advent more
than all that springtime holds in store.
For it's this I tell you I adore:
Again that time of year is here
when wreaths, elves, lights appear.

Thankful for the simple joy of decorating for Christmas today.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Few Words on Wednesday

Frost in the mornings makes everything more peaceful. These were taken a few days ago, when it was still fall in November.

It's snowing today. They call it a few flurries here. I think it's time for hot chocolate...welcome to December.