It seems like I just can't find time to sit down and really blog like I
Today, I went to a DUP Christmas luncheon - it was very nice, it's always fun to get together with other women who you have so much in common with and who you love and admire. We had it at my neighbors home, she is 94 years young and can't get out too much, so she loves it when we gather in her comfortable little house each month. She had eight children, so she loves a crowd! We had a pot luck lunch - I brought Swedish Meatballs. yummy! It was all delightful... :0)
My mother gave me this beautiful poinsettia for Christmas, it is so pretty with it' s bright red, curly leaves. Christmas just isn't Christmas to me without a poinsettia!
My grandchilren love this Santa watch, it looks old and mystical and charming! I think it is telling me that it's almost time for Christmas. I told my daughter today, that because they start Christmas, before Halloween, I'm almost ready for it to be over!
When I was a child, you never saw Christmas decorations in the store until after Thanksgiving, and we never put up the tree until about a week before Christmas. When we finally did put up the tree, it was decorated with simple decorations that meant something to us. As children, we looked forward to finding our favorite ornament and putting it on the tree - in just the right spot. I still love the decorations that I have collected over the years, and I usually put them on my tree every year! Remember the Sear's Christmas Big Book? I can still remember the smell of it! I think every store tries to replicate the "Big Book", it will never happen! Although the book was filled with toys, we only got one - my mother said that her rule was - something to play with, something to read, and something to wear. It is still a good rule.
A picture of my Nativity . . . . it must be 25 years old! I got it as a gift for having a home decorating party. I was so excited to get it, I still cherish it! I edited the photo to focus on The Christ child. I think we should all put more focus on His birth and less on the commercialism that we have been bombarded with this year!
I pray that as I prepare for Christmas, that I will be able to keep in my heart, and remember, that Christmastime is a season of gift giving, in memory of the gifts given by the Wise Men to the Christ child and the gift Christ gave us in the Atonement. UAdd a Note As I am wrapping my gifts this year, I will remember, that the best gifts are those that can’t be wrapped: gifts of service, family, faith, and testimony.