Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas Blessings

I don't have much time, as I'm leaving for work in about 40 minutes. But I'm feeling particularly blessed today, so I thought I would share some blessings with you.

Hubs and I are well loved. We have some awesome friends! In the mail this week, we received an anonymous Christmas card from someone at church. Enclosed was a $100 Wal-Mart gift card. Yesterday, also at church, Hubs received another anonymous card. Enclosed was a check for $300. Today, I got a card from the other teachers in the magnet program where I teach. Enclosed were 2-$100 gift cards from "Santa" for my boys.

I guess I shouldn't be amazed any more by how the Lord takes care of His own. I know that there are some truly wonderful Christmas angels out there. I wish I could thank them all by name, but I will have to settle for saying a generic "Thanks and God Bless" instead.

I leave you with some scenes from our Christmas tree.

The boys in front of the Christmas tree.

These Christmas Pooh's are the first things you see when you come through our front door. I collected them back when I worked at the Disney Store in college. Some are limited edition.

This scene is on top of the entertainment center. We keep our Christmas cards in the snowman at the left. The Santa was a gift, and he's really cool. Note also the wedding photos on the wall.

This is our mantle. LOVE our stockings. Thanks, LL Bean! The nativity is made of olive wood from Isreal. Hubs and I bought it our first married Christmas. (We had to glue a wise man back on this year though. Oops!)

Be sure to visit BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes to see some real holiday cheer:

Give me a break! I am working two jobs right now. I'll post more pics when we can actually put presents under the tree.


Sayre said...

Well... there you go! It's never so dark that there isn't SOME light. You have a lot to be thankful for - and you know it! HOpe your busy, busy holidays are merry!!!

amanda said...

Praise the Lord!!

It is great to hear how he provides for his own!

Merry Christmas!!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

You have a beautiful family. I love your tree. I'm glad to hear some prayers were answered. Have a blessed Christmas!

Sarakastic said...

So glad for your blessings, thanks for the great pictures & having me over.

Susanne said...

Loved your pics of the tree and family but was totally blessed by your story of God's provision for you! Thanks for sharing that!

Kelli said...

What a beautiful family you have! Merry Christmas!

Mrs. Darling said...

Loved the pics. Truly God cares about the little things.

Feel free to come take a peek at my house tour!