Friday, December 24, 2010

Pa rum pa pum pum..

Do you hear that little drummer boy in the distance?? A newborn King to see...pa rum pa pum pum. It is Christmas Eve and the celebration of His magnificent birth is on the horizon....

Our finest gifts we bring pa rum pa pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pa pum pum
So to honor Him, pa rum pa pum pum.
 

I heart Christmas~ the preparations, the decorating, the baking, the anticipation, the joy of celebrating my Savior's birth. Everything is coming along much as planned for me this year, all I needed to do by now is done, but my celebration won't end until midnight New Year's Day, as my youngest children and my grandbabies won't arrive until early on New Year's Eve. So our family Christmas won't be fully celebrated until New Year's Day...so that said, I still have a few presents to wrap and some baking and food preparation to do next week.

After I get done with this blog post (I couldn't NOT take the time to wish you all a BLESSED and Meaningful Christmas, my dear blogging friends), I will go and finish getting ready. I am going to my eldest daughter's house this afternoon, she is having a Christmas dinner for her family and I want to get an early start. Since we have some precipitation in the form of snow predicted pretty heavily, I want to get there before it gets bad. She lives about 45 minutes away from me. If things get bad later on this evening, she and her hubby have promised to bring me home. I am loved!

I have been stitching, but not as much as I would have liked! I had several ornaments to get finished, three of them; two for one granddaughter, since I had neglected to get her one made last year, and of course one for the new granddaughter! I haven't shared pics lately of the sweetums, so here is one taken recently, when my daughter Megan and I went up to their home for Baby Addison 'Bean' 's dedication at church. Allie Bug was upset about something, but I thought it was still a very dear picture of the three of them:





I didn't get very good pictures of my trees this year, but just let me say I am very pleased with them. I have the large one in the family room, one in the living room/dining room and last but certainly least the one in my bedroom, which has all of the handmade stitched ornaments on it. This is the tree that I have shared closeups of. I am hoping that Santa leaves me some extra funds to shop for a new camera this year!

Today I am thankful for my Savior's Birth, all that He is to me today and everyday!

See you in the New Year!! I am having a blogoversary in January, so be visiting for a special giveaway planned!

Merry, Merry Christmas Dear Blogging Friends!

Love, Jan

34 comments:

Joanie said...

Merry Christmas, Jan! My wish is for you to enjoy your family and Happy Birthday, Blessed Jesus!

Kathy said...

Merry Christmas,my friend! Enjoy your family time as you celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Daffycat said...

Merry Christmas, Jan!

CalamityJr said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family. We will also be celebrating next week, so I'll think of you then!

Margaret said...

Merry, merry Christmas to you and yours! Enjoy the extended Christmas!

Alice said...

A blessed Christmas to you and your loved one's Jan.
xxx

stitcheranon said...

I hope you and yourmalitio family have a wonderful christmas.

Robin said...

Merry Christmas, dear friend! May your day be filled with many blessings and then again as you celebrate on New Year's Day with the rest of your family!

Melissa said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Jan, especially with your cute grand-babies! :-)

Carol said...

Merry, merry Christmas, Jan--how delightful to be able to share the day with your beautiful granddaughters!

Carin said...

Merry Christmas, Jan!

Maggee said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jan! Enjoy your time with family--that's the best about holidays! Hugs.

Candace said...

Merry Christmas, Jan. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

Ma Teakettle said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Jan and a blessed New Year.

Your pictures are gorgeous, especially the pics of those amazing grandbabies!

XOXO
Ma TK

Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas! Allie is growing so much!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Patty C. said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Jan !!

Sherry said...

Merry Christmas, dear friend!

Lynn said...

A very Merry Christmas to you Jan!

Vonna said...

Jan, what a wonderful post :)
I wish you and your beloved family a happy and blessed Christmas!
a healthy, wealthy, lovely New Year!
God Bless you my friend!

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful post and beautiful trees, sweet Jan! Thank you for sharing with us. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year ahead is full of abundant blessings!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of the beautiful tree and those gorgeous grandchildren! Hope your Christmas was simply wonderful.

Stephanie said...

Your Christmas decorations are always so pretty, Jan. I hope you had a most splendid Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior!

Sherry :o) said...

Merry Christmas! Yesterday and next week when you celebrate with your kiddies!

The pic of your "babies" is precious...

Enjoy this holiday season!

Katrina said...

Everything is so sweet!!! Love all the ornaments and your grandbabies are gorgeous. Hope you had a merry, merry Christmas.

Siobhan said...

I would say that I hope you had a good Christmas with those two beautiful granddaughters, but I know you did! :) I am sure it was wonderful. Christmas is magical seen through the eyes of a child, isn't it?! I love the pics of your tree! I'd love to one day have more than one tree. I just need to stitch ornaments for it!!

Wishing you a blessed new year, Jan!

Lizzy said...

Your trees are lovely, Sugar and you know I love your stitchy tree... still think you should leave it up year round as yours has a ton more ornaments than mine and looks so wonderfully inspiring! ;) Love the photo of Meagan and the sweetum's... I know you can't wait til the wee sweeties arrive this weekend! Watch out for that squirrel... he's waiting and watching... and don't forget to take pics of the red bird! ;)

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Season and a Blessed New Year my dear friend... Love you to the moon and back... xoxoxoxox

woolwoman said...

Jan - loved seeing your trees and ornaments and the little girls so cute ! Hope you had a wonderful christmas and your celebration continues right into the New Year.
Many blessing to you and yours!
Hugs mel

Michelle said...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas, and I'm wishing you a Happy New Year. Your tree looks lovely with all the stitched ornaments!

Dona said...

Your tree ornaments are lovely and make your tree very special. Great pictures of the little ones! Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

I hope that you and your family have a very happy and safe new year.

Mylene said...

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2011!!

Littlebit said...

Jan, I hope your Christmas was wonderful! Your tree is absolutely beautiful. I must make more ornaments this year! Happy New Year!

Mary said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. The tree with the stitched ornaments is beautiful. Happy New Year!

TinaTx said...

Kinda late, but hope you had a wonderful holiday!