Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wishing you the Merriest, Happiest Christmas From our Home to Yours!!

The Meaning of the
Candy Cane

The fascinating story behind the candy cane ...
The birth, ministry, and death of
Jesus Christ are signified through
the elements of the candy cane ~

our Good Shepherd (staff shape) ~ 1 Pt. 5:4
our Rock (hard candy) ~ 1 Cor. 10:4
our Sinless Savior (white) ~ 2 Cor. 5:21
our Sacrifical Lamb (red) ~ Eph. 1:7

The STRIPES symbolize pain inflicted upon
Jesus before his death on the cross and a bold
stripe to represent the blood he shed for
mankind. The three stripes can also represent
the power and presence of the Trinity
(the Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

The smell and taste of PEPPERMINT relate
to the herb hyssop. Psalm 51:7 states,
"Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean,
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."

The candy cane is meant to be shared --
broken into pieces for all to share. That
reminds us of Jesus' words, "This is my body
which is broken for you" (1 Cor. 11:24).
What a sweet way to share the Gospel !

And you just thought it was good candy :-)

Friday, December 19, 2008


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Forgive me for not writing more.. with my new job venture I haven't made the time to blog.. I spend my nights cleaning the house so when I leave the next morning.. my heart won't sink.. if there is a sink full of dishes or laundry hanging around!

Thought I would share our Christmas tree that we cut down..

This was our FIRST choice for our tree... it was HUGE.. but we had all decided this was the ONE... until hubby bent down to cut it down.. and proclaimed that it wasn't happening because it had TWO bases.. NOT ONE.. so it was two trees grown together...
So we went with this one.. we trimmed up the bottom a bit so it doesn't look shabby...

It pays to have a BIG and STRONG husband.. he carried that tree and that was baled up!!
Now it's up and decorated.. and I'll share a picture of it later... I'm still playing with my new camera and want to get a GREAT night time picture...

On a sad note.. my dear sweet daughter got this letter...

I can NOT take the credit in writing it.. I got it off the twopeas message board.. I giggled the whole time preparing it.. BUT... get this.. Went to the post office and the lady would NOT.. absolutely REFUSED to let me buy ONE Christmas Stamp.. I could buy a book BUT NOT ONE stamp.. how ridiculous is that????? I did NOT buy the book.. you want to do something stupid like that.. I'm not buying it..

There is a fabulous blog out there.. that gave me this idea... Capture the Moment...they make great gift "packages" for $$

How are all your holiday preparations coming along????

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

This past Monday I had a day off... to do what I wanted... I had planned on cleaning the WHOLE house... and decorating it .. AFTER it was completely cleaned... I GOT sidetracked... as usual...I ran over to VT to run to a store.. and then I told hubby we were headed to the thrift store there... he wasn't impressed.. BUT OK.. about it..

I can't even BEGIN to tell you the SWEET treasures I found there... VINTAGE sweet TREASURES... I know some will look at these and say "she's crazy.. this is junk.. I threw this stuff away YEARS ago"....

I was TICKLED.. ELATED.. and I couldn't wait to get home and take pictures of it all to share here... sadly.. it's taken me 2 days to get the energy to share...

I found this tablecloth.. I am NOT a rose fan.. but I could not pass this up for .50cents...

This was probably my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FIND!! a Cloth vintage Christmas Table Cloth.. My heart stopped.. then my feet stopped... I GASPED and touched it.. and quickly threw it into my arms.. and had such a GRIN on my face.. if I walked out with nothing else from there.. I would have been OK!

But it didn't stop there...

I found these...

Too CUTE for words..

I will definitely be using these on my holiday table!

And how AWESOME would I look wearing one of these?

I'm fond of the red trimmed one!

Do you remember these decorations??? The thick cardboard with only ONE side that was decorated... Well.. I found at least 30 different decorations... I started to weed out the ones I didn't want.. and then really decided I WANTED them all.. and for .10cents EACH.. it was a BARGAIN!!

This one has to be my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE.. I love that Santa truly looks Jolly and Happy.. and not trying to sell you a coke to help out the Coca~Cola company!! These were before his Coke Days... I won't begrudge him though.. I will only drink a coke out of a GLASS bottle.. because soda doesn't taste the same in a plastic bottle...

My array of decorations...

Another TRUE jolly Santa

This one "cracks" me up... probably my second favorite!!

Here's a "sneak peek" of my Christmas Tree... Can you SMELL it... I sure can.. all through my home!!!! it's heavenly!!!!!!