Nov 29, 2013

Keeping Christmas Simple


My computer was down for a couple of days so I didn't get to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I do pray you had a beautifully blessed day, mine was wonderful...spent with my children and grandchildren at my son's home. Maybe you are busy today putting up Christmas decorations, or maybe out shopping. I don't do the black Friday thing, do you?  I have been busy crocheting some Christmas gifts for the grands. I am having a frugal Christmas this year,as far as my gift giving goes. I can't really think of one thing my kids need ,not anything that I could afford anyway :) ,but I will try and give things that may make them smile or happy for a bit. If I succeed in doing so,then all will be well. My tree will go up this afternoon,with help from my daughter Regina. We are putting up my six foot tree, hanging all the old keepsake ornaments on it this year. The ones the kids have made and brought home from school through the years,and other special ones I have saved. No mess or stress this year...just being most thankful for Christ coming to earth in the form of man....fully God...fully man.....the greatest gift of all gifts .....to all mankind.
The battery in my camera died just as I started taking pictures, these are a few that my daughter took... there were 17 of us.....my kids, my grands and my youngest son's girlfriend. It was a blessing just to spend the day together,sharing food and fellowship.

My girls and I.

My daughter Kathy and grandson Isaiah.

My son's girlfriend Jessica,my granddaughter Jalyn and I.
Blessings to you all

8 comments:

AuntLou said...

Ah, family together! My most thankfulness is still that Jesus made possible the impossible. Thank you for sharing. :)

Kim @ Light Cottage said...

Just popping in to say hello Shelley! It looks like a wonderful family time together! We keep Christmas simple, but blessed too.
Blessings,
Kim

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

So proud you had a fun Thanksgiving with your family.. That is the best/most memorable ones of all.. We are having a simplified Christmas too.. "Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!"
Take care, look forward to seeing your makes.. Hugs my friend, and May God bless .

DollZandThingZ said...

You have a beautiful family! And you are so pretty in the photos, too!

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I like to keep every holiday simple. I have always loved old fashioned homey Christmas celebration and this year will be no different.

Have a happy weekend!

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Anonymous said...

Enjoy your day of decorating with Regina! Sounds like your Christmas tree will be very special this year... full of memories!

Love,
Lily, WA, USA

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What sweet photos. I thought of you this morning when I posted pics of my doll room! Wish you could come over and play today! Sweet hugs!

Emily Fay said...

Wonderful photos! You look so lovely and beautiful Shelley! I think keeping Christmas simple is the best! We are striving for this in our Christmases each year. Hugs to you dear friend