Still Celebrating!

I hope each of you had a great Christmas Day with family and friends.  We're still celebrating around here! We're having Christmas with my husband's immediate family today at lunch.  My baby sister and her family will be here late this afternoon, so everyone will be at our house tomorrow night for a non-traditional Christmas supper...a fish fry!  Can't wait!

Until then, thought I just wanted to drop in and say "hello" and that I hope your holidays are filled with precious moments with those you love.  I'll check back in a few days (and you will hopefully get to see a surprise on here.....my new blog design!  Merry Christmas to me!)

Christmas with my father's side of the family

my home

Lucy wants to open gifts again!

 Christmas lunch at my mom's

Remembrance Tree on back porch:
honors my daddy who fought a brave battle with Pancreatic Cancer

Mama believes in making things pretty for the holidays.  When it comes to simple and beautiful table arrangements, you won't find any any prettier!  They're all over the house!

my mama

Mama collects angel figurines.
She has a beautiful display on the mantel in her bedroom.

Well, I better get up and get ready to head out again!  I'll have more pics to share with you after the weekend is over.....many more....lol!  Merry Christmas again.....and may all your days this holiday season be merry and bright!

Below is something I wrote on the Whispers from Wildwood Facebook Page.  Thought I'd share it on the blog too.  (By the way, if you haven't Liked my Facebook page, there's a link on the blog home page).

I'm the first one up on this Christmas Eve day. I'm enjoying a cup of coffee in the quiet (well, I hear Lucy snoring!) and looking at the beautiful lights of the Christmas tree. 

I decided long ago that I love Christmas Eve more than Christmas Day. I think it has something to do with the anticipation of Christmas as well as the quiet of the house when the whole world seems to be sleeping to the sounds of Silent Night.

In the stillness, I'm reminded of why we really celebrate....the birth of a baby, born to save the world. Presents are fun to give and receive, but the greatest gift of all was in God sending His one and only son to save us. May we be reminded of that sacrifice tomorrow as we enjoy special time with family and friends.

Also, if you know those who aren't having the merriest of Christmases this year due to illness, death, or many other things, please remember to say a prayer for them. Because Jesus came, we can all have hope for a better tomorrow.

Merry Christmas and God Bless Us Everyone!


Patty Sumner said...

Beautiful post and writing... I hope to enjoy things more next year.. this year seem so hectic to me....I must admit between the moving and remodeling and all the prep for Christmas I was worn out... So thankful for our Lord and his goodness to us.. where would we be.... I want to celebrate more of the true meaning of Christmas.. Thanks for sharing.. by the way, you are so right.. your Mom does a great job decorating.. Blessings!

Lynn Langford said...

Thanks so much, Patty! I pray that 2014 will be an awesome year for you and your family - full of beauty and rest and blessings from above.

Happy New Year!

Ashley Elizabeth said...

I just found your blog and I'm looking forward to reading your past posts and following along from here on out. Beautiful Christmas pictures.