I love Christmas! Simply put, just everything about it! I like hearing from old and new friends, in person and through Christmas cards. I like to know that they are doing well or if they need to be lifted up in prayer. This is a card from my brother and sister-in-law from North Carolina. The picture is so serene and reminds me of days back in NH at Christmas time.
Christmastime is sure to find me
on a high snow-covered hill,
Where an old farmhouse is standing weather-tight and sturdy still
There the plumes of smoke ascending from the Chimneys low and wide
they’re a silent invitation to the glowing fires inside.
Where the warm sweet air is laden with fragrance that combines
The pleasant smells of cookery and the spicy scent of pines.
~ Ida M. Brookshire
“A house becomes a home when good smells come from the kitchen.” ~Terry Willets
Time to watch one of my favorite movies………
And time to give!!!!
I am so thankful for all of the hard work everyone has done to share my blog with their family and friends, via blog land, facebook, twitter, etc! I am so happy to meet lots of new friends and humbled by all of your sweet comments. Thank you all so much. OK- so onto the winners!!! I had a total of 109 entries including some of you getting extra 5 entries for sharing. The grand prize winner is~
~Lavender Dreamer~ said...
How sweet of you and a really wonderful post to read! Happy holidays to you! I'm a new follower...off to look at more of your blog! Hugs! ♥
and the second place winner is~ (I am being generous an sending a little “surprise” off to a second winner.)
Hi Sara, such wonderful Christmas memories, they are a true treasure and gift! Your grandbabies do look like they could be twins! They are both adorable. :)
Thank you for the generous giveaway. I would love a chance in your drawing. I posted to Facebook (Jessica Talstein) and to Twitter (beforethedawn1) and put your giveaway on the giveaway page at my blog. I hope you get some more followers! I am already a follower. :)
They both have 24 hours to get back to me. If I don’t hear back from them, I will pick another name.
Thank you all for entering, I would love to send you all something. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Merry Christmas Blessings ~Sara