I love my list of blog links (see the lower right column) -at this time of year especially. I love the little snippets and pics of Christmas trees and decorations. It really puts me in the holiday spirit to see how other people decorate.
I love my tree. I get it up as soon as I can every year...just something about at those twilight times of day, early morning and early evening. It just glows. It is loaded with as much shine and sparkle as I can get on it now that I have a fake one that I use every year. I could hang cast iron pots from it and it would look just gorgeous!
All the ornaments are unbreakable as of the year 2004 when our house was blessed with small kids again. Oooops...here's one now...and yes, that's what happens when he gets around the tree with his older cousin. "He did it" ...Seriously, they are only 3 and 4 years old and they each point to the other one over a heap of ornaments and say, "he did it!"
"My Favorite Things"
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Julie Andrews to the children
Reprised by the orchestra at the party
Danced to by the party guests and the children
Reprised by Julie Andrews, Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies,
Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner and Kym Karath,
when Maria returns as governess
Played as background music often
What a classic, from 1959 no less. I thinks it's more a winter song than a Christmas song, but I'm glad it comes back every year at about this time. Check out these new artists, these guys are so cute...
Followed with a classic chaser...
Wishing you your favorite things and Christmas blessings, and I know you are blessed!
Don't forget to focus on the good you already have; what God HAS already done. (Psalm 103:2-4) He forgives all. He heals all. He redeems us from all destruction.