Monday, December 26, 2005

Images of Christmas










































































































































A candlelit church on Christmas Eve....a star atop a sweet-smelling cedar....holiday smiles and thoughts of good will....decorations in every corner....shopping excursions and laughter....sugar cookies and frosting....carols sung to the piano....lamp posts lit on every block....Frosty and Rudolph and Hallmark moments....gifts given and received....family and friends gathered in love....cards and letters from those we hold dear....wrapping, unwrapping, popcorn and chocolate....a baby, a stable, a star, our Lord. The sounds and sights of Christmas....and the true reason behind it all.

12 comments:

Mellissa said...

Oh, it looks sooo pretty Lori. Somehow I can almost imagine being there!!!

Hope it was the best Christmas EVER for you and your family!

Much love from Georgia!

Ladybug

clew said...

i LOVE what you did with the beads and ornaments and trimmings on the ceiling lamp (3rd to last pic) I think I'll do that next year :)

Hope your Christmas was wonderful, Lori. Looks like it was! Hugs!

Lori said...

Thanks, Mellissa. It definitely looked "a lot like Christmas" around here! I always hate to take it all down...

clew - actually that is my mom's lamp and I thought it was so pretty, too! She is 79 in age, but 29 in her heart! She has a torn rotator cuff, so was disappointed in how it turned out because she cannot lift her right arm so had to do it one-handed. I wish I would have been there so I could have helped her (though she's VERY independent!) Regardless, I thought it was wonderful!

srp said...

What lovely Christmas pictures and wonderful memories to cherish along with them. Happy New Year to you and yours.

McSwain said...

Looks gracious and lovely! I hope your whole family is enjoying a blessed season. And hey, I have a Santa collection also!

naive-no-more said...

What a wonderful feeling your pictures portray. Makes me want it to be middle of December again.

clew said...

Well kudos to your Mamma then. I know she's a wonderful lady! It runs in the family :)

HUGS!

Michael said...

So glad you had a nice Christmas! I had a good one also. :-)

martie said...

Your home looks so beautiful and warm and inviting. What wonderful memories you make for your family and loved ones. Glad your Christmas was good and I wish you a Happy New Year!

clew said...

Me again :} I think I'm going to be "out" the rest of the long weekend so I wanted to pop back in and wish you a Happy New Year!

Rebecca said...

Lori -
BEAUTIFUL images of your holiday.....

Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year! :)

Jacqueline said...

Lovely, very lovely indeed, Lori - every nook and corner beaming with baby Jesus' presence!!