How did you spend Christmas day? 
With family, friends?  Were the gifts being exchanged?
I spend Christmas Eve with my pets and watch It’s a Wonderful Life on TV. My family is in Queens, NY, exchanging mountains of gifts and eating tons of delicious foods.  An Italian feast of the seven fishes.
They come home loaded down with the gifts they received, exhausted. 
Jenifer still has to stay awake wrapping all the gifts for my grandsons, Cole and Noah.  She always waits until the last minute. It is a task she dearly embraces, me thinks.

So after falling into bed at a very late hour, she is awakened by Noah very early, because he just can’t wait to open up the gifts that Santa has left.

The living room is a sea of wrapping paper and the cooking has to begin so we can all eat a wonderful Christmas feast.

What is on your mind during this time?  Do we even have room to think during the festivities?  It is a whirl of fun and suddenly it is over.  We can sit down, breathe deeply, think about what a great time we all had.

We are blessed .

If we have to spend the day alone, we have to remember that we are never really alone.  We are celebrating the birth of our Savior on Christmas Day.

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Since we will be celebrating the New Year I looked for some pretties that you might like to adorn yourself with.

These are just a few of the gorgeous items our CASTTEAM has to offer to celebrate the coming New Years Eve.
Any New Years resolutions?
Sue Anderson

Comments (10)

On December 26, 2010 at 11:07 AM , Sue Runyon said...

I hope everyone had a spirit filled Christmas celebrating Jesus' birthday. We had birthday cake for HIM. Wonderful items featured!

On December 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM , Julie Riisnaes said...

I've had a bit more time to think this year - maybe because the children are all getting older they are sharing the workload. We had a fun-filled Christmas and thank God for his goodness in sending Jesus.

On December 26, 2010 at 2:30 PM , Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

Our Christmas was amazing!! Not just the material gifts, but the gifts of family & the Messiah who died for us & always holds us close!

On December 26, 2010 at 3:31 PM , watercolors said...

Thanks Sue for sharing...always like your posts.

Christmas was very low key this year and the focus was on thoughtful gifts, not the value.
Ours was more of Thankfulness for the blessings our Savior has given us and health. I'm very appreciative of all of God's blessings!!

On December 26, 2010 at 3:32 PM , watercolors said...

Neat selections!

On December 26, 2010 at 6:01 PM , Imaginuity said...

Lovely and special thoughts, Sue! Thank you for including me -- I do have so much to be thankful for!

On December 26, 2010 at 8:08 PM , Lizzi said...

We are indeed blessed.

On December 26, 2010 at 9:18 PM , pfd said...

Sue,great picks!
I was always like your daughter and enjoyed wrapping at the last minute too! We celebrated today with the grandkids... it was wonderful!

On December 27, 2010 at 8:59 PM , SINCERITY said...
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On December 28, 2010 at 11:37 PM , Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Love your choices Sue!

The thing I love most about my family's celebration of Christmas (besides the fact that we are all believers in Christ) is that we try to make it so that people don't have to spend Christmas "alone" as such.
Since most of our family are interstate or overseas, we like to invite those in similar situations; neighbours, church or work friends who do not have family nearby with which to celebrate.
We had a ball this year and I felt blessed to have been able to celebrate Christmas in this way. :)