The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I love the Christmas season for many reasons, but one of them is because I love for my house to be all prettied up with lights and good-smelling trees and garland. The season just looks and smells wonderful!

I went slightly nuts this year, thanks to my friend and co-worker, Betsy, who introduced me to a website called Pinterest. I had heard people talk about it, but had no intention of getting involved with yet another social media site. But this thing pretty much rocks. It's great for finding neat decorating ideas, recipes, and (Lord help me) sites to shop for clothes and shoes. 

Thanks to the ideas I found on Pinterest, I actually put forth a little effort in decorating my home... I even made a wreath. I've NEVER done THAT before! Anyway, the house looks good, but now as I sit at home and look around I wonder how long it will take me to get it all down and back in the attic. Ugh!

I'll try to worry about the clean-up later. After all, I have a couple weeks off work after Christmas to take care of it. My stay-at-home vacation begins tomorrow! Yippee!

It's been a busy season already. Holiday Open House and Santa's Breakfast are two work-related events I had to plan and execute, and then our Christmas production at church (which was awesome!)... it's just been hectic. Things are finally slowing down, thank goodness. And I'm looking forward to some much-needed rest and relaxation with family and friends. I'll be singing at my church's Christmas Eve candlelight service, which is such a lovely time of worship, and then I'm (almost) responsibility free for a little while!

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! As you wrap and unwrap gifts and eat good food and celebrate the season, remember that we wouldn't have Christmas without Christ. Praise be to our Lord and Savior, who came as a tiny baby in humble conditions to save us!

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:8-11 NIV


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