Monthly Archives: December 2011

What is the very first thing YOU will do in 2012?

Seventh Day of Christmas… the number of perfection, Heaven… is it fitting that it falls on the last day of the year? You will most likely cringe if I say “Have you made your _____”. I like what someone said … Continue reading

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“Keep open house…”

This is a little blurry (the iPhone takes pictures with such a light touch!), but it was a gift received in the mail, in 2006 (for this Sixth Day of Christmas), from Focus on the Family. Which made me realize … Continue reading

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas…

“A ‘5’ and a Golden Ring”!! :D You see, it’s not only memories of Sam that are on my Memory Tree. This is a decoration from my parents’ 50th Anniversary–we had such fun planning and throwing this party, and there … Continue reading

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Love is Forever

For the Fourth Day of Christmas–four little fingers (and one thumb)! Lest you think I assumed we’d all know it was Samuel’s hand-size (did we think we’d have more kids when he was 2?)–his name is on the back. ;) … Continue reading

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God in a baby suit?

Read something interesting this morning (I let my newsletters build up, and then spend some time reading a bunch of them at one sitting). It’s difficult for us to grasp how Jesus can be fully God and fully human at … Continue reading

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Happy Second Day of Christmas!!

To continue with some more Christmas Eve memories, after the service comes the party. This is where I got all the hugs; although I did almost fall on top of an old friend at church while hugging Marg W., and … Continue reading

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The Moment of the Year

Hmmm…. maybe it’ll take 12 days just to say everything I feel like saying, after last night! I just want to write down all the lovely things so that I can keep them forever. First of course, our Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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When you can dance like no one’s looking…

Even though you’re supposed to choose only one of these questions, I think I have an answer for each of them. 1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? To rephrase that to What did you … Continue reading

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Festival Joy!

Only a few more days… to listen to all that Christmas music, read all the Christmas stories, watch the movies, sing the songs, cover all the subjects, etc. etc.! There is just sooooo much to say, about Joy & Angels, … Continue reading

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29 years is a lot!

We don’t have many pictures of Rej, so he missed getting in our Christmas letter very much; sooooo… look what I found!! This is a tradition that we have for New Years’, which is a recipe for make-your-own pizza. Each … Continue reading

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