Monday, December 7, 2009

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

It's hard to believe that Christmas is here already.  The years seem to be flying by.  This year I get to celebrate with three boys.  I'm extremely outnumbered, but no worries. I'm pretty spoiled!.  I have been Christmas shopping like a mad woman this year, primarily on the internet, and I just love it.  It is so easy and I can spend way too much money very fast.  Hah!!

I wanted to post a few pictures of my house that is all pretty and decorated for Christmas.  We are having a Christmas party at our house for the first time since we have lived in this house, so it's exciting and I want the house to be beautiful and festive.  

This is my centerpiece on my table

This is on the sideboard in the kitchen

This is my big helper hard at work
(eating his peanut butter)

My other big helper

This week we have two Christmas parties, so this is a fun time.  I have to go and find a tacky sweater for our Christmas party, so that should be fun.  I will be sure to put pictures up.

I have so much to be thankful for this season. I have such a wonderful family, wonderful kids, a husband that puts up with all of my imperfections, and a savior who loves me unconditionally.  Most of all this season we need to remember that we are celebrating Christ's birth.  Christmas is not in the Bible, but the birth of Christ is and we can celebrate Jesus' birth, life, death, and resurrection.  So, let's not get too caught up in all the shopping and getting of gifts, let's slow down and contemplate the true reason for the season.  We all have so much to be thankful for.  The Lord is so gracious and merciful to us, far beyond what we could think or deserve.  He is the one and only GIFT that anyone could need or want.  The gift of life everlasting.

John 6:35-40 35Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. 36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."

Lord bless, Hannah


TheFancyFritter said...

The tree looks great! I can't wait to see what tackiness you find! :) Thanks for the scripture! It is great to reflect on!

Jenni Saake (a.k.a. InfertilityMom) said...

Beautiful pictures (of both your decorations and your boys)! I stumbled upon your blog because of the name. :)

Jenni Saake
author, Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage & Adoption Loss