Tuesday, December 23, 2008

5 Favorite Things an Award

I visited my sweet friend Sandra today and found the above award. It was so cool to find my name in her list. Even though I have been away for so long! Thanks Sandra! You made my day.

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I am afraid it will be hard to come up with a list of only 5 of my favorite things.

#1 at the top of my list must be Christmas trees. I love to decorate and I love to see everyone elses decorations. Have you visited Boomama's house tour? It is fun. It is actually how I got into blogging last year by visiting all the lovely homes.
But back to Christmas trees. When my kids were growing up we had a tree in every room of the house. There was a tiny tree in the kitchen on the counter I put tiny cookie ornaments on it. Each of our kids had a tree in thier room and there was one in the living room a formal tree and a fun outdoorsy cabin feel tree in the den.

#2 goes along with number one. I love to decorate. From the front door to the laundry room. I just love Christmas decorations. And like I said I love visiting other houses on the net and seeing everyones houses and getting ideas.

#3 I love going to the Christmas service at my daughters church. She goes to a mega church in our area. They always have a beautiful Christmas service. And they really do a lot of decorating. The trees are just beautiful.

#4 Traditions. I already mentioned the Christmas trees. My kids loved having one in thier rooms. We have a tradition that I passed onto them. I began buying them Christmas dishes when they were 8 and 10. Each year we bought a serving dish to match thier dishes. It is an interesting story about the dishes that I will share on another time. They each have a complete set now. We all eat on our Christmas dishes every evening from Dec. 1st till Christmas. It is a fun traditionn in our family.

#5 Looking at Christmas lights. We love driving around our area and seeing the lights on houses. And now since the kids are grown and gone. We carried on the tradition with our dog Daisy. Yes. Daisy loves Christmas lights and yards with decorations! She loves it.

Well that is my list. And I must pass this on to 5 people. I know everyone is busy and I think it is o.k. to do this after Christmas because I really hope you guys do it because I am choosing people that I really enjoying reading and seeing a glimpse inside your homes. Remember I said I love the home tours. So here's my list.

Kelli of course because you know I love everything you do. And well I just want to know what are your favorite parts of Christmas.

I would pass it on to Amy Deanne the wonderful hostess of Wordfilled Wednesday but someone else already beat me to it. Amy have you written you post?

Then there is a fun blog that Daisy found. It is Doughall's mom at Sweet Cottage Dreams. Here's their link

Daisy has another friend Maddie

Both of these dogs have amazing mom's that have beautiful homes and I love visiting. I can't wait to find out your favorite parts of Christmas!

Another blog I love is Monica. She has a sweet blog and she shares her crafty ideas. I love your blog Monica.

And last but not least a new friend Alicia. Alicia has a sweet blog and has become a sweet encouraging friend.

Thanks sweet Sandra for passing this fun award along.

Merry Christmas everyone!

I borrowed this sweet photo from my friend Denise this illustrates perfectly our Christmas party for our halfway house. We were blessed to share God's love by providing Teddy Bears to each girl. They were donated by Family Christian Bookstores. Each bear had a tag that shared the gospel. The 16,17 and 18 year old girls all litterally turned into 5 year olds before our eyes when Santa came into the room.


Denise said...

I love you so much sweetie, have a beautiful Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! Thanks for all your encouragement! It means a lot!

Carla said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours:)

Sandra said...

So glad you played along, I enjoyed your list :)

Merry Christmas to you and the family.

Monica Wilkinson said...

Hi Sherry!

Thank you so much for sharing this! My five favorite things about Chrismtas are:

* yummy smells
* celebrating our Savior
* family
* crafting
* the magic of all the lights, sparkle, decorations!