Monday, 21 December 2009

Lovely weekend

Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend. I truly enjoyed mine for it was kind of like an early
Christmas with family and fun and blessings all rolled into one!
First off my mom returned home on Sat. afternoon - she had been on holiday with my recently widowed aunt in Portugal. Although she was only gone for a week I still missed being able to pop over for a visit as we are close. So it was lovely to have her home safe and sound and my dad came over also in the evening and we had a delicious Chinese meal around our table. Just lovely to be together!

And then what excitement for the kids to wake up to snow the next morning! They couldn't wait to get into it! We got about an inch and for me that's plenty!
There's just something so magical about making the first set of footprints in the snow!
Later on they made a snowman. His head was so heavy their Dad had to lift it up to put it on his body! The girls were pleased with him!

Sunday evening was our special Christmas family service at church, with different groups taking part and singing. Our Sunday school sang a beautiful carol which was new to me - it really sums up what Christmas is all about. This is the first verse:

Joy has dawned upon the world,
Promised from creation.
God's salvation now unfurled;
Hope for every nation.
Not with fanfares from above,
Not with scenes of glory,
But a humble gift of love,
Jesus born of Mary.

That Christ should be born to be my Savior is truly marvelous!
'Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.'

Blessings

7 comments:

  1. So glad to hear your mom is home safe and sound. Your weekend sounded just perfect!
    Kim

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  2. Christine~~
    WHat a wonderful weekend you had. Love, Love, Love the picture of the kids with their awesome snowman! He is perfectly prim ;-)
    Blessings, GG

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  3. I'm glad to know your mom has returned safely from her trip.

    We received our first snow of the season this past weekend too. Not quite enough to make a snowman but still very pretty. Our hopes of a white Christmas have vanished as the weatherman is now predicting rain :(

    Merry Christmas!

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  4. Great to see the snow Christine
    We are cold here, but haven't got any YET!
    We must be one of the warmest places in England.

    Have a really fantastic Christmas and as it is the longest day of the year tonight.

    Seasons Greetings x x x

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  5. Those are great photos of the snow and the song glorifying Christ's birth is wonderful. Your girls looks so cute and happy with their little snowman. My oldest daughter has dreams about going to live in Ireland someday because of all of the beautiful photos she sees of your country. Have a glorious Christmas.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  6. Merry Christmas to you & your family! Glad to hear that your mom is back safe. May you have have a safe, healthy happy New Year!
    Blessings~Kim

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  7. There's nothing like family! I am close to mine also. The girls did a great job on that snowman! It's huge!

    That song has some beautiful words in it. I especially like "Not with scenes of glory,
    But a humble gift of love,". That's a beautiful picture of our Savior!

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