Monday, December 20, 2010

Simple Woman 12-20-10

Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today, December 20, 2010

Outside my window...  a dusting of snow!  Not enough to play in, much to the boys' disappointment, but enough to look pretty.

I am thinking...  we are finally on Christmas break.  The kids' Christmas program last night made it seem official, somehow :D

I am thankful for...  Grampa Grasshopper, outside in this cold weather, working on forms to pour concrete steps up to Kerry's office.  (Remember the hole Kerry had made last summer?  Yah.  We're looking forward to NOT having an obstacle course in and out of the garage...)  Also, Kerry has some work - yay!  And Christmas is only five days away.  Woo-hoo!

I am praying for...  attitudes.

I am creating...  just a couple more little secrets.

I am going...  to stay home, do a little sewing, a little baking... ho hum.

I am hoping...  well, the boys are hoping for a white Christmas.

I am hearing...  Grampa Grasshopper sawing and hammering, the washer and the dryer both going, and the boys doing something with Legos.

I am remembering...  warm summer days at the lake.

From the learning rooms...  silence.  We are taking a break :D  The boys have done some cleaning chores this morning and now get free time.

From the kitchen...  hmm, what to make for dinner?  Maybe some sweet and sour chicken.

Around the house...  I haven't posted pics of our Christmassy house, because it looks a lot like last year.  It always does.  Lots of lights.  Lots of candles.  And a REAL tree :D

On my mind...  just a couple things I want to make.  Oh how I love finding easy tutorials online!

Noticing that...  though I've been preparing the boys for months to be content with a "smaller" Christmas this year, there are a lot of presents under the tree...

Pondering these words...
Do not be afraid!
I bring you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David
a Savior has been born to you;
He is Christ the Lord!

One of my favorite things...  the way angels preface every message with, Don't panic!
Because, clearly, they realize that their 'visitee' is about to.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  hoping to have some friends over, if we can get ahold of them.  Looking forward to Christmas Eve here, and then the candle-light Christmas Eve service at church.  Christmas morning here, and then up to my parents', just 10 minutes away.

Here is a picture I am sharing...

Christmas elves, heading out around the neighborhood :D


Q said...

LOVE the observation about the angels - no doubt! :)

Felicity said...

I love the way you Americans do things! Nobody here would dress up like elves and go out and about the neighbourhood - I take it they're delivering cookies??
Then again, if someone rang my doorbell dressed like that I'd think it's a new 'burglar disguise' ;-D

Cathy M. said...

Cool observation about angelic visitations. The boys look quite festive. Hope y'all enjoy the holiday!

leah said...

Merry (almost) Christmas! The angels would have to tell me not to panic, because I'm pretty sure I'd be in full-scale freak-out mode if one descended from heaven!

We have a cookie exchange on Wednesday, and I can't wait!! I love Christmas cookies!

Rachael Starke said...

Love that picture. Love. It. I'm tellin' ya - one phone call and a couple of applications, and we can have this whole marriage thing sewn up. Just sayin'.

The dB family said...

I LOVE that photo! Oh, and the angels too, so true! You have such a handsome bunch. Sounds like a great week to me. Enjoy!