What is it about this time of year that brings so much excitement, and anticipation for me? Could it be that the child in me has never grown up, or could it be that this season brings so much Joy and Peace, (people just seem to be so much happier, and friendlier) thus causing me to wish that it could be "Christmas all year long," I truly love this season, with all of the"sights, sounds, and smells" this is a time when families,and friends get together, with fellowship and share the most delectable foods, I always try new recipes out, Yes! I like to live dangerously! ~smiling~, and where memories are created and cherished for a life time. I so vividly remember Christmas at our home while growing up. Our parents always made this season so special for us, as Christ was the center of our home....
One of my favorite traditions will be when my mother and I gather next week to bake our "Friendship Fruitcakes." There will lots of gabbing going on, as we don't get to spend that much time together anymore.
Yesterday, she came out and we made bows for my wreaths, and garlands....
|And we are still not finished! ~smile~|
We were gabbing so much that we messed up a few and had to redo them. !~Smile~ I know that never happens to any of you! As you can see she and I took it with a grain of salt, and laughed about it.
|Isn't she cute?|
Christmas cactus blooming about the house,
Sometimes these cactus bloom at Thanksgiving , or Christmas, and I have even had them bloom in early spring. I think they are of the female gender, because they have a hard time making up their minds.~grin~
More sights are...
Beautiful trees dressed in their most magnificent colors, wreaths hung on doors beckoning all to come in and sit for a while, (can't show now). Okay, maybe just a peek...
I love to go to the stores and see all of the decorations and all of the goodies they are displaying, though Mr P. and I don't get caught up into all that spending, to us that is not what Christmas is all about. We are not Grinch es, it is about giving of ourselves, time spent with family and friends and giving honor to the "One"
whose birthday we will be celebrating. We enjoy going to our neighborhood theater, to see a live play of "The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever.".
Christmas music always makes me smile, I usually have been playing it long before the season has officially begun. We enjoy visiting other churches as they present their cantatas, I have always loved the sound of children's voices as they tell of their wish list, and ask questions about why we celebrate Christmas.
|Photo taken last year, they have really grown this year, and I have shrunk.~lol~|