Nov 29, 2009


You know it is Christmas when your Pastor gives his first Christmas sermon and you get your first Christmas card. It is time to hit the ground running, turkey left overs still in the frig! I love left overs for about 4 days, after that I have had enough. I think I am there already! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I really did not do all that I wanted to do this weekend. I did however, spend lots of time with my children. Of course, being with my family was the best part. The first picture is of my daughter, Monique and I. Princess Maya is always very happy to pose for Grandma. Noah, as usual, is a hit and miss. Keeping him still for a picture is a miracle. Vanessa, my younger daughter you have all seen before.

Today, I was feeling very lazy (left over turkey probably contributed to this). I stayed in bed after church and watched Julie/Julia. The winds here were 50 mph, and my yard is a mess. My awning came down, plants fell over and some branches broke off the Sycamore tree in the back. All the ash on the mountains, has been cleaned up, it is all in my yard, so the mountains look good.

I have Noah three days this week, so I will not be able to clean up until later. I need to decorate the Church this week and I have a doctor's test, I do not want to take, but must this week. So, my life is full. I normally am done with Christmas shopping, however, not this year. So, yes I have hit the ground running. Isn't that what Christmas is all about? Jesus,family, church, decorating, presents, traditions it is what makes this month so wonderful.

So take a deep breath, give your cares to God, because He cares for you and go shopping! Blessings, Martha


Unknown said...

You sound very busy! I hope your test goes ok for you this week. It has been very windy here too, and not far from us in the lake district, they have had terrible flooding, so we have been so lucky here in Lancashire! Have a lovely week! suzie xxx

The Old Parsonage said...

Good Morning Sweet Girl

Your family is beautiful! I love the first sermon of the Christmas season, it make me so nostalgic.

You asked about my tree toppers. Yes, they are all mine. I displayed them on top of the piano last year. Not sure where they'll end up this year, probably the same place.

Enjoy your shopping!

Susan said...

Hi Martha....What lovely photos of your family and home. Had to laugh when I read about hit the ground running. That's EXACTLY what I'm doing! ha! Thanks for the reminder to give all cares to God. That's exactly where they belong! Have a wonderful day! Warmly, Susan from

GwendolynKay said...

Happy to hear you had a good Thanksgiving. Your daughters are both beautiful! what a bummer about the wind storm and your yard. Maybe Noah can help with the clean up this week. I love your snowmen. So charming!
Hugs dear friend!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Great family photos and your snowmen are adorable. Good luck with Noah and getting your yard cleaned up. Blessings, :) Tammy

Vicki said...

Hello, dear Martha,
I loved seeing pictures of your beautiful family! I can tell everyone had a great time at Thanksgiving. Yes, Christmas will soon be here. You are far ahead of me on decorating for Christmas! Your blog looks so pretty and festive for the holidays!! Have a lovely week! Vicki

Bettyann said...

What a sweet family..I can see how proud you are of all..I have been thinking about you lately, checking out your posts, concerned about how you are feeling..take care..

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

It was lovely to see photos of your beautiful Family.
I hope that you have fun with looking after Noah and my thoughts and prayers are with you regards the tests. May you have good results.

Happy week

Terri said...

Thank you for sharing again Martha, of your beautiful family and home.
I hope you have a peaceful joyous holiday season.
Best wishes on your tests.

Jenny said...

Beautiful family! Beautiful pictures! Beautiful blog! But your first Christmas card already? ACCCKKKK! I need to get my rear in gear here! (instead of just sitting around writing tacky poetry - ha)

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Martha,
wonderful post and Merry Christmas to you Pinkie

Tara said...

Things are surely looking beautiful at Martha's house! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. I too was tired of leftovers by about Saturday! I understand about taking pictures of the little one, I have the same trouble with my nephew. The little stinkers just can't sit still! I hope you are feeling better Martha and that you have a beautiful day!

Bunnym said...

You are a whirlwind of decorating. I just did a little and my daughter helped me this year...I usually don't let anyone help me because I'm very picky where things go...not this
Glad you had a good Thanksgiving and wishing you an even better ya!


Kelly said...

I love your photos, you have a gorgeous family!
I am really looking forward to 'carols on the green' and Church on Christmas eve, It's my favourite service of the year!

Unknown said...

Woooooooooooow nice family photos...
Merry Christmas, may the Lord give you joy
and another year to share.

God Bless you :)
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