Friday, December 22, 2006

The Reason for the Season

Our nativity used to belong to my dear mother MIL. It brings back fond memories of her every year when I assemble it at Christmas time.

Jesus, The Savior is born! Without Him there would be no reason for the season.
May God's gift of love be your gift this Christmas.

These weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are always so busy, but it's finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
The decorating is done and the cookies are baked, but the sugar cookies have yet to be frosted. I've made a dent in the wrapping today and will finish that up tomorrow.

We'll have our girls and Ko home for Christmas Eve and day. It's always such a blessing to have at least some of our children home at any time, but it's especially fun at Christmas. Our son and his family will go to his MIL's for a big family gathering. We'll have our Christmas with them next weekend. We sure will miss those little grandsons!

The Nativity at our church Posted by Picasa

I'm looking forward to the time when I can visit you all again. I'll soon be catching up with those of you I've missed lately. It's been so much fun getting to know you all over this past year and I look forward to many more visits during 2007.
Until then dear blog friends, I wish you a wonderful and joy-filled Christmas, surrounded by the love of your family and friends.
May that sweet spirit of friendship that we share brighten your New Year and last the whole year through.
And may the blessings of peace and love fill your homes and hearts.



Anonymous said...[Reply]

Merry Christmas, Kerri!

Motherkitty said...[Reply]

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year's, dear Kerri. Enjoy the family.

Val said...[Reply]

Thank you for the lovely greetings and wishes. Our family are home too, so I am snatching time to call by and wish you a wonderful time. Thank you for all the posts during the year and making your acquaintance too.

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Enjoy your family time. I get tosee my brother when I want but I love that we still go to my moms bright and early christmas morning to open our stockings and echange gifts, Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Dear Kerri,
Your tree looks so lovely. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.


Sonia said...[Reply]

Thank you for this beautiful post and greetings!
Merry Christmas dear Kerri and a wonderful 2007!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

oh I love your tree!
many blessings for the holiday season and the coming new year!

HORIZON said...[Reply]

Wonderful post as always Kerri. Blessings for you and yours this Christmas too.
Much love

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Dearest Kerri,
Merry Christmas to you, Ross and your family!
Your tree is beautiful and your nativity set is a beautiful keepsake.
You've been quite the busy baker, (an area I've had to mostly neglect this year..)
May your hearts be filled with the joy of this Holy Season..
Your friendship is a wonderful gift..
Much love and ((hugs))

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Zoey said...[Reply]

Thank you, Kerri. Have a great Christmas with your family.

Alice said...[Reply]

Your decorations are lovely and also very meaningful. I hope you and Ross and the family have a wonderful Christmas.

Much love always.

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Merry Christmas-fröhliche Weihnachten aus dem Berliner Umland!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

I loved your Christmas Post!!
May you and yours have a happy love filled Christmas!!
Love You!!

DellaB said...[Reply]

Thank you Kerri, your goodies look scrumptious - Noel and I are both off sugar at the moment, except we are tempted to eat the pretty sweet things that are everywhere at Christmas time - so we've been a bit naughty.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, you have family with you too - that's special.

Carol said...[Reply]

Dito Kerri, a very merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your loved ones!

Kali said...[Reply]

Dear Kerri, Merry Christmas to you and your family xo

Naturegirl said...[Reply]

Merry Christmas to you and yours and much happiness and joy in the coming new year!

Britt-Arnhild said...[Reply]

Merry Christmas to you.
Your Nativity is beautiful.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...[Reply]

A beautiful post Kerri. I hope you and your family are having a joyous day together. Thank you for your friendship throughout the year. Marion

Seeing Anew said...[Reply]

Merry, merry Christmas, Kerri. Christmas looks beautiful at your house! I laughed over the computer-whiz-kitty pictures too! Enjoy the holidays.

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Merry Christmas, Kerri! I hope you had a nice one with your family. Thank you for stopping by the other day and the best to you in the coming year. I love your holiday pictures. What a beautiful tree and the cookies look so good! There are probably none left by now!
Happy Holidays!!

Wendy A said...[Reply]

Merry Christmas Kerri

Shell said...[Reply]

I hope you had a wonderful holiday, Kerri. Keep warm and have a great New Years. So nice to have met you this year!

PEA said...[Reply]

Dearest Kerri...Merry Christmas to you and yours, my friend!! A couple of days late but I'm just now starting to catch up with everybody:-)Hope Santa was good to you!! I so loved seeing the pictures of your tree and some of your decorations...everything looks just beautiful! Looking forward to hearing how your Christmas went!! Much love xox

Linda A said...[Reply]

Merry Christmas, Kerri.
Your posts are always wonderful.. its like a relaxed warm visit with you. Frosted cookies are always special - Creme puffs are one of the simplest, most impressive things I make..those look so tempting! Christmas peace seems to just glow from your photos. Hope Ross is back to his old self and enjoying the season.
Don't you just low the warmth Christmas reds give to our homes?
Jesus IS the reason for this season
Blessings to all of you