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Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Photos from our Home to Yours in 2015

This is what Christmas is all about at our home.
As you probably know,  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas...   Even though George and I enjoy seeing and being with family/friends (and we always try to work that out during the Christmas Season),  Christmas DAY (and part of Christmas Eve) is OURS... We have some special routines and traditions  --and we both totally enjoy these two days together.

On Christmas Eve,  one tradition is to sit quietly and listen to the MESSIAH from beginning to end... This helps us relax and take in the true meaning of the Birth of our Christ.    We also take time to go to church for the Christmas Eve Service... After getting home,  we share a glass of Eggnog (or wine) and each of us opens ONE gift before going to bed.

Then on Christmas Day,  we first read our devotions and then have breakfast... After that,  we both get dressed,  and spend quite a bit of time taking lots of Christmas pictures together...  (We choose one of our favorite pictures for the following year's Christmas Cards.)

After the pictures,  we always are involved with church activities/service.  When we get home, we open our gifts --taking pictures throughout the day...  I love going back through all of  our Christmas  pictures from previous years.  The memories are fantastic...

The afternoon is spent relaxing,  napping,  listening to music and just enjoying the JOY all around us,  while celebrating Baby Jesus' birth...  Then,  about 4:00----we enjoy a delicious dinner together (usually turkey and the trimmings)....

Well---those are some of our Christmas Traditions...  Today,  I'll share some of the pictures from Christmas of 2015.... Hope you enjoy them!!!!

Another Tradition is to exchange ornaments (some very unique and/or silly)...  As you can tell from this one,  our Backyard Birds are a BIG part of our lives here in Fairfield Glade!!!!! ha

Our wonderful fireplace and the Fireplace Babies are also a big part of our lives.

This was our new Fireplace Baby,  a sweet little Snowman,  who joined our family in 2015... This little guy just jumped into our car when we were visiting Callahan's Christmas Store in Calabash, North Carolina... (Just wait until you see what jumped into our car this year --on our trip to Calabash.)

Here's a happy lady--enjoying a gorgeous canvas picture from George.

Santa left some BAD GIRL a sack of coal for Christmas......  Wonder why????

WELL---maybe this would be the reason for the 'sack of coal' ornament above... Ya think?????? ha ha 

NO SNOW (in 2015) ---but "Baby,  it was cold outside".... I love my new mittens!

I surprised George this year with a canvas of us --taken when we were at the Grand Tetons in late August.

Oh --how I love this man of mine!!!!

George makes me laugh and he makes me cry... I loved the Willow Gift (called TOGETHER) that he gave me.

George does warm my heart.....  

Two people in love,  having fun on Christmas Day,  2015
Hope you enjoyed seeing some pictures from our Christmas....  My prayer for you is that you enjoy this joyful season as much as we do..   Blessings to you for a Christ-Filled Christmas.