Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve From Our House to Yours

On this Christmas Eve, we prepare to celebrate a very special day. A day of family, of love and of hope. Hope for many blessings of the coming new year.
We are so blessed this year as a family. Two of our children found and married their soul mates, making complete that our children have all found great and abiding love in life. What more could parents want for their children !

And now we are expecting two wee ones in the coming year. Yes, two...can you guess the parents of baby #2 ?
Our year has been so full, we have felt blessing after blessing poured out to us. We have been touched by wonderful friends and dear family. We celebrated 28 years of marriage, and can only say that our love has grown more each and every day.
Christmas has become a consumer holiday, often times forgetting what the man stood for, whose birthday we celebrate on this day. A man of peace and compassion. It would be a wonderful gift from us to give what he taught us to give. Love, unconditional love.
This night as the fire casts copper reflections on our floor, warming both body and soul. A night when the tree is lit, and candles glow, we wish each one of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Merry Christmas,

Patty and Emery

Our dinning room table this very night.

True Bayberry Candles burning brightly, with the hope for a new year filled with good luck as is the custom from colonial days, they will burn down to the socket of the candle holder tonight.
There is a little saying from days of old that say... " a bayberry candle burned to the socket puts luck in the home, food in the larder, and gold in the pocket."


Su Bee said...

What a Blessed Christmas! Congratulations on another wee one - I too have just been told there is another coming! We can gather our families close and give all praise and thanks.

Patti said...

Merry Christmas Patty!!

Peggy said...

Merry Christmas and have a blessed new year

Carrie J said...

What a blessing! Congratulations.
Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful holiday and a great new year :)

Anonymous said...

Isn't your house warm and inviting this holiday season?!

We have two new babies expected in the coming year also... a niece and a nephew! Merry Christmas to you and yours, and a may the year ahead be filled with blessings!

Anonymous said...

You truly have had a wonderful year! I hope next year will be as good, if not better :-) Congrats on the new news too - sooo exciting :-)

Sunny said...

December 26. Happy one year anniversary to Melissa and James.

Walter Jeffries said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Years!

-Walter & Family
Sugar Mountain Farm
in Vermont

Lucy said...

What a surprise that a another grandchild is comming :-)
Congratulations Patty !

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas,Patty!!!

A Hopeful Hollar said...

Oh, I hope you find the time to spend with us in the upcoming year.I have really been blessed by your transparent and tender spirit.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Nancy ( said...

What a wonderful to be doing on cold and dreary days; knitting for the new babies. How different and exciting next Christmas will be with two babies home for Christmas! Thank you for sharing the pictures of your cozy and friendly home and the good news of your impending grandparenthood.

Anonymous said...

Patty, your table looks absolutely wonderful!! I yearn for the day when my wee ones can appreciate Christmas beyond the presents and goodies and see the holidays for what they truly are, a time for celebration and family and togetherness. It's something that we are trying to teach, but it is so difficult at times.

And congratulations to you and your family for the other upcoming blessing! You will be quite a busy grandma! FYI - my mother-in-law went from having no grandchildren to having 4 in a matter of two years. And now she has 6 altogether!!

HomesteadHerbs said...

Belated Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Congratulations on the new grandbaby! How wonderful!

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