Praise him, all creatures here below;
Two Fur Angels were quietly amused Wednesday with all the preparation...
Two ere not so amused and a bit bored with it all...
Charlie...(the cow dog)
Marilla....(the mischevious kitty)was nonchalant and quite self assured...
Coldwell our in-house snowman seems happy enough, do you see the pic of Jem and I with little Lea?
Night time falls and the lights are aglow:
The manger scene...
Upstairs lit up, I just love the special almost old fashioned fluorescent-like glow of these lights. These were our outside lights at our home in the burbs, we also put little red bows. Cute isn't it? Especially since it lines the stair railing in front of the girls rooms.
The 40s tree icicles and all! Our tree is the same every year, we can add whatever we like to our 40s tree, everything goes. Yes indeedie!
No Christmas is complete without Italian fig cookies, I'm thinking sesame seed ones are in the plans and in line next this wonderous Christmasie Sunday are those all-American melt in your mouth buttery candy cane cookies and a new tri-color one too. My Grandma and Grandpa Oddo would be proud.
And of course we have Jem in his music corner, he thinks he is hiding out. ; ) It's rather interesting, he emerges when supper is cooked. *chuckle* No, j/k I like to let him have his space after work, this is his downtime.
Marianna had two wisdom teeth pulled last Monday. She was quite a trooper. Our Brother in Christ, Mark is so sweet, he, his wife and family sent Marianna this card and stickers!
Last night we re-watched the second half of "Since You Went Away" (1944) See below entry, oh my. ...That movie is something else...The sweet scenes are just. so. wonderful. Please look up the background on Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones I reiterate, it will put an entire different light on what Robert Walker is going through in this movie. The dog in the movie, oh I love him! His mannerism reminds me of our Guisseppe.
This morning I donned one of my favorite Donna Reed outfits; pearls, Christmas pin and vintage screwback glitzy ear rings and my little carry-on Bible and we attended the beautiful old historical downtown church (Where my parents were married) and afterwards we had a ball at a nearby two story Mediterranean grocery. This place is something else. Pita breads are coming down a conveyer belt from an upstairs bakery. We get these wonderfully scrumptious neat bread thing sandwiches made to order. Heavenly darlings. Heavenly. This place is amazing.
The church service was beautiful and not only brought me to tears but Jem too. The choir sang excerpts from Handel's Messiah and the pastor's mesage was very good on taking the time for others and really loving them. Not dissing people. Really good.
It felt so good to stand tall on the front row of the balcony and belt this out!:
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Candy-Cane Christmas cookie-dough is calling my name, I shall join in!
Love to All, Your sister in Christ our Lord, ~Amelia