Christmas 2013 is gold and white.
The bells are old but they still play Christmas tunes.
We hang lots of bells.
Papa choose the theme.
And mostly did the work - I was taking finals.
(Yae I did well!)
We decorate with things that remind us of what is most important to us.
|where your heart is, there is your treasure|
And family times together.
Or building snowmen.
|This antique is so old his finish is changing from white to yellow.|
|Cushions - foot and hand print reindeer from mom and wreath from Clala.|
|And OH! how we prized new skates that fit!|
|The comforts of home . . .|
|And see the light is on . . . someone loving, waiting . . . watching . . .|
Naturally there are lots of nativities.
|Made in 1981 while on bed rest.|
|3 kings on camels|
|from Ben while in Vegas on his mission|
|purchased about 1972|
|in a walnut nutshell|
And lots of angels.
The prophets say angels surround us and wait to help us at all times.
|This angel glows in the dark!|
|Papa has always loved deer and the symbols surrounding them|
God is good.
So many things to remind us.
|Large gold pear purchased in Edmonton Mall|
We love the birds.
I chose to put small gold-framed pictures of my children on the tree.
As they rotate around I think of each one and pray they are happy.
I pray they make choices that build happiness.
Home lives in our hearts and minds.
Happiness is mostly a choice.
It is mostly thinking of good things with gratitude.
Most of our ornaments remind us of what we are thankful for.
|Santa kneels to the Christ child in worship.|
He shows his faith in kind actions.
Santa is someone that loves you.
We love you all and miss you.
We are especially thankful for each of you.