Friday, December 24, 2010

Pa rum pa pum pum..

Do you hear that little drummer boy in the distance?? A newborn King to 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 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