Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Eve

Let's jump back a bit to Christmas Eve. We started the evening with a candleight service at our church with family and friends.



Afterwards, there was more holiday food to browse, then family present opening with our kids. Mom and Dad were still here, too.
 







Winter Wonderland

I went to town yesterday and barely got out of the driveway before I had to stop and take a few shots with the new camera. The light was beautiful, the frost was magical. It was a winter wonderland. I love seasons. Having beautiful old trees in the yard helps too. Wintry postcards from God.



Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, we all dropped by to visit Aunt Marilyn and tour her new place.
We also visited Mrs. W, the 103 year-old-mom of the family friend (who is over 80) that our W. is named for. Mrs W. is still bright and has her own apartment.
We went out to eat pizza buffet with Brother Marshall and he and the girls enjoyed a little bumper car fun in the arcade next to the pizza parlor.

The girls took along my new camera and tried it out. Husband gave it to me early so we could use it for Christmas pictures. It will take a little practice to figure it all out. (Pictures by M and W.)




Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas


 
Cute kids and good food.









Family and friends.

Christmas Program

Our little country church of about 50 people always has a traditional and meaningful Sunday School program. Each teacher finds the pieces or play for their class, solos and musical selections are offered, hymns sung and always, always there is a nativity scene and the singing of Silent Night.
 




 
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Come Lord Jesus

A tender church program postcard from God tonight.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Milkweed Pod Baby Jesus Ornaments

 This is my version of the Baby Jesus milkweed pod ornaments. Below is a picture of what I used.
The angel cloud is what we used to call angel's hair that was made from spun glass. The bag was 50% off at Hobby Lobby and will last for years. Instead of regular glue, hot glue gun works great too if you are not crafting with little ones.
I wanted Jesus to have a halo, so I cut shimmery pipe cleaners in half. I pushed about a third of it down into the hole of the wood bead from the top. I formed the halo shape and pushed the long end down through the bead.
Then I looped the long end and stuck it back up into the bead to form the body of the baby.Then I wrapped it with a strip of material cut from an old shirt or sweater and glued it. I glued the angel hair into the pod, then glued the baby in. Attach a hanger and other embellishments.

I thought a star would be nice to add, and after looking around the house and thinking a bit, I tried a couple of different things. I painted a little watered down glue onto buttons and sprinkled them with glitter. I thought these were nice.

I also used a white chenille for another version of a star. I glued a little glitter on this too before hot gluing it on.
 I also tried a few different hangers. I glued some of the hangers to the top and some to the sides.