Thursday, December 24, 2009

Kissing the face of God

This is my most favorite
Christmas card ever.

The fullness of the Creator
cradled in a mother's arms.
What a special moment for Mary.

Hope the Spirit of Christmas is
filling your homes all around
the globe.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gingerbread Tradition

Family tradition in our home each Christmas season is the making of the Gingerbread House. Hubby is the baker, I am the decorator & also in charge of clean up...boy does the flour fly with these guys!

But I do love to see them in the kitchen with their Christmas aprons. Samuel has been in training for the last couple of years and we know that the tradition is in good hands with him.
Ready for the final touch. This year we went with
the classic look. Some years I have gone quite crazy
with embellishments ;-)
Cute little nativity I picked up last week at G.W.

We wait until Christmas Day to start eating the
house but in the mean time we have a bucket of
yummy scraps...great with the morning coffee.


Please check out my other post for today
before you leave

Day with Dixie & Terry~~Part II

Finally getting around to Part II of the story.
As Dixie had shared in her post, Terry had given
us both this book that I can't wait to delve into.

In my last post I talked about the restroom at this place.
Very eclectic decor, and here are two of the guitars
displayed on the wall. Dixie especially wanted
to see the winged one again.

Thank you Dixie for the BUGGY-O-GIFTS!
She had put together an assortment of
goodies just perfect for me.
And the best of all was the story of the little
parking lot baby doll.
Thanks Ricky for letting her make the rescue.

Now it's time to pack for our annual holiday
RIVER WALK trip to San Antonio, TX.
Miles of brightly colored restaurants & shops that
take on a magical feel by night.
Boats are a moving stage as they go by carrying carolers,
folks dining and even the
Holy Family grace those as they float by.
Merry Christmas to all!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day with Dixie~~~PART I

So some of you sweeties may have noticed (well I hope you have), I have been away from blogland. But only you all are always on my mind. Two more ukulele shows (today and tomorrow) and it is done for the year. Then I can get to decorating, baking, and enjoying the celebration centered around my SAVIOR'S birth.

Yesterday I spent with girlfriends, Terry and Dixie. For a little more story check with Dixie. One of our stops was at a local book store and being the $1 girl that I am, zipped right past all the new books and headed straight for the dungeon. We laughed while reading titles and talking about the different types of material that call to us. Here are three that I just had to have.

A poetry book (.60) for the mathematicians in my life and two for me. (1.50)
'What is it that draws us to the heart motif?'
Mary Emmerling
'Distance only lends enchantment,
Through the ocean waves divide;
Absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Longing to be near your side.

And this last one if from the Pie Place where we stopped to indulge our sweet tooth. Upon leaving the girls asked if I had been to the restroom. 'No, why?' Oh, it is your kind of place. So after opening the door they were pointing to, which was to the kitchen...No, no not that one they sang out together! Back a narrow hall between freezers was a little hole in the wall. A corner hutch with toys and 'off the wall' stuff--I loved it! After commenting on the little guy tucked into the brick wall they didn't know what I was talking about. SO I drug them back to see.

YEP! just my kind of stuff...weird ;-)

~Crazy Candy~

Monday, December 14, 2009

My Christmas Blues

Smiling Sally is where all the
BLUEbirds over and see!

Thinking of you on this busy day,
hoping you are happy and surrounded
by those you love.

And of course sweet Mary at
Little Red House
has the most dazzling mosaics
that you really must see.

Today I am sharing
Blue Santa.

Blessings to ALL!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The season of expecting...

First our Blessed Savior's birth
Jolly Old St. Nick

And just thought this was pretty for

So if you haven't heard about
at Faded Charm, I hope you
check it out.

And since the second picture has
a bit of red I thought I'd
sign up at
REDnesday with
It's A Very Cherry World!

Have a good one!


Monday, December 7, 2009

As boxes come down from the attic...

Hope all is cheery in your nest!

BLUE MONDAY Thanks Smiling Sally
Little Red House

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Purrrfect Post

Two more cuties picked from my saved
Christmas cards
for today's RED & WHITE

If I were an angel I know which one I'd be.
But at least I'd be in good company.

Off to spread more Christmas cheer...
me, my ukulele, and my smile ;-)

Happy Wednesday around the world!

REDnesday at It's A Very Cherry World!
White Wednesday at Faded Charm