Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone!  I'm signing off until after Christmas, to spend time with my family, but I thought I would show you first, what Honey Babes, Mr. House Pretty, and I made just before supper last evening.  I guess it was kind of a celebration of Honey Babes' last day of school for Christmas.
They made the snowman, and I helped her embellish it. 
And, yes, I forgot to add the scarf!  Heck, use your imagination, lol!
And, for the real reason for Christmas...
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

I can't even imagine what it would have been like to have been there that night.  To look straight into the eyes of God!  I have goosebumps going down my arms typing this. 
Nothing, and I mean nothing, would have mattered at that moment, except His beautiful face!  Actually, even thinking about real live angels amazes me, yet to see the Savior, there in human form, having come from Heaven.  That's something my mind just can't comprehend.  But something I am Eternally grateful for!
While we open our gifts Christmas morning, let's remember those first gifts that our Savior received, and remember also, why we are receiving ours.  And remember that's is not about the gifts.  It's about the Giver!
Merry Christmas to your family from our family at House Pretty!
I will be poking my head around some between Christmas and New Year's.


  1. Beautiful!! Merry Christmas to your beautiful family too, Sue!!

  2. What a cute snowman, yep, it needs a scarf LOL! I love the Christmas story. Have the merriest Christmas,thank you for your friendship and sharing life's ride with me



  3. Hi I wanted to stop by & thank you from comin' over & the sweet comment. What a perfect snowman to go with the perfect Post. I'm now following you on linky & GFC nice to meet you! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you & yours. Hope it's the best ever.

  4. I tried to get here before Christmas but didn't make it...hope your day was wonderful. Best wishes for 2013! ~Ann

  5. Oh my, what a spectacular snowman, you have every right to be proud of him! Wishing you and your family a beautiful holiday season!


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