It's been paradise here.
Storybook weather - sunshine, blue skies and cool temps carried on a breeze
Colorful flowers blooming
Great food in abundance
Treasured family and friends to share Thanksgiving with
Time to enjoy the moments
A Christmas tree hunt and purchase
Boy did the trees smell good in that Christmas tree tent!
And off we went. The Christmas season has officially begun.
I did a little decorating yesterday in anticipation of Christmas.
This nativity scene was made for me by a friend many years ago. It is a copy of an old set they had in their family. These were plain wood when I got them. I used the fading, worn colors on their original set as a sort of guide to paint mine and then repainted theirs as well. This is one of our favorite family Christmas treasures.
Four reindeer lined up to keep watch over the Christmas preparations.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. God has been very good to us and we are grateful for his eternal gifts that will outlast even all the joy he has shown us in the here and now. I hope this Christmas season you are able to experience the joy, the peace and the salvation that comes through the amazing and lasting gift of his son, Jesus. He came that we might have life, have it abundantly and enjoy it for eternity.
I wish you the kind of Christmas season that revels in that abundance.
Let the celebration of the birth of his son begin!
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