Faith is Not Believing that God can, It's Knowing that He Will


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Having You Been Rocking Around the Christmas Tree?

I have been up until today. My Christmas tree went back in it's big box today!:)

I know, it's been a really long time since I last posted.:) I guess I'll use the excuse that everyone else does...I've been busy!:D lol I spent last week wrapping gifts, baking cookies with a friend (I ruined our fist batch of fudge. It was over cooked. It looked like sand and had rock hard clumps in it. I failed the no fail fudge. I really didn't know you could do that!), and finishing up the scrapbook I made for my cousin Mckenzie. Lydia and I spent the eve of Christmas Eve night wrapping presents, watching "I Love Lucy" and listening to "Jingle bell Rock" and "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" while we ate the homemade fudge that we had made that morning. We had a great time!

We went to my Meamaw and Papaw's house and went to our families annual Christmas party. It was really fun. We really enjoyed being with Meamaw and Papa and having our Christmas with them. I got the third season of "I Love Lucy"! I absolutely love that show!:) Thank-you so much for having us! We had a really good time!:)

We always spend Christmas day at home and we had a great first Christmas in our new house. I got an I-Flex, something that I've really wanted! It is a contraption that hooks on your door and it has a strap that you put one of your feet while you pull the other end of the strap causing your leg to rise and your muscles to stretch and you become more flexible. I really am excited about it. Boy was I sore the day after Christmas from using it!:)
The day after Christmas we went to my BooBoo and Pa's house and had our annual Cousin Production play. It was usual!:) We had a really good time together. I got a new camera, my old one didn't take very good pictures anymore and it was just about to fall apart! I've been having fun with it.
McKenzie handmade Pajamas for me for Christmas. The shirt has my initials embroidered on it. They are so cute and so comfy! Thanks McKenzie!:)
I hope that all of you had a good Christmas! We're having a New Year's Eve party here tomorrow and I spent this afternoon baking two layers of Chocolate cake and two layers of yellow cake and I'm going to put them together to make a four layer cake. I really hope that it doesn't topple over. That would be so sad after all the work that I have put into it!:(
What are your plans for New Years Eve? I spent last year stretching on my living room floor, watching "That's Entertainment!" and eating overly salted Chex Mix. It was really relaxing!:)
So I hope that you've been rocking around the Christmas tree and are ready to ring in the New Year tomorrow night!:)
I pray that the Lord blesses you in 2010. Maybe I'll post at midnight......:)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

"What 'They' Say"

What is Christmas you may ask?
A time for all mankind to bask,
In the glow of the hearth, in the wealth of the land,
And celebrate God coming as a man, who saved us with His righteous right hand.
But whose name we aren't allowed to say
Because the person in line next to us may
Find it offending, might find it wrong,
To sing that classic Christmas song.
Why in today's world you can't even say
"Merry Christmas" it's "Have a Happy Holiday!"
But how dare you not obey,
What they have told us all to say!

'They' say it's time for the holidays,
Time to wonder where the family will stay,
Time to organize the guest list,
And deck the halls,
And get the recipe for that great cheese ball,
Oh, and make sure you get up early to hit the sales at the crowded mall!

'They' say it's time for the holidays,
Time to grab the tape and the shears,
And the wrapping paper that you've had for years.
Time to turn on the radio and listen to Bing,
While the phone downstairs starts to loudly ring.

'They say it's time for the Holidays,
Time to wear the sweater with the reindeer,
And see the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Caviler,
Dance through the land of sweets,
Wile you congratulate yourself on finding such good seats.

'They' say it's time for the Holidays,
Time to find the earrings that match your heels,
And listen to your kid's excited peals,
As you settle down nest to the tree,
And for a moment sit back and let your mind go free
To think about the true meaning of this special day,
For love is what 'they' say,
Will be the answer to all our troubles,
But there is news that will pop their bubble.

For no matter what 'they' say,
My Lord Jesus Christ was born on that day,
And no matter what they try to stop,
They cannot make any of us drop,
The name of Christ for the "mas",
For even if they think we're crass,
His word alone is our judge,
So from God's own will we should not budge.
For peace comes from God,
Not that brand new platinum Apple iPod.

So even if 'they' say,
"Have a Happy Holiday"
"Merry Christmas!" loud and clear,
Is what I really want to hear.

For Away in the Manger,
On that Silent Night,
A whole host of angels,
Made a spectacular sight.
And the arrival of the First Noel,
Was the blessed baby Emmanuel.
His coming set the sky a bright,
With a shower of magnificent holy light.
For on that great day the Child was born,
And Israel no longer had need to mourn.
For He cam to save His people,
And from every tall, white, stately steeple,
We shall hear the bells on Christmas day,
No matter what 'they' might try to say!

Merry Christmas to you all! And a happy New Year to all of you out there in Blog world! From my little seat, at my little desk I'm sending well wishes to my readers from all over the world. May Christ bless you this season.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I Have a Phobia

I have a phobia.
I don't like clowns. I hate it when people in great big character costumes try to come near me. I still don't like Chucky Cheese. When I was ten I dodged around the resturant trying to get away from him. I didn't climb under the table but I believe I thought that it would be a safe haven....

Does anyone have this problem? I would greatly appreciate knowing that I'm not the only one.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lily Kate's bottom tooth came in in a few days ago. She's been drooling like mad!:) She's cutting teeth but she doesn't have any hair yet! Poor girl!

Merry Christmas