Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Every time a bell rings, an angel gets it's wings....

HI EVERYONE! Time is flying by pretty quickly. I worked really hard to get my house done for the Christmas Tour of Homes. The house is full of Christmas cheer. I haven't really had a chance to enjoy it yet, that is why our home will stay decorated until mid-January. I enjoy it the most after Christmas.

I was able to get all of my out of town gifts ready for shipping. I wasn't able to get any baking done to include in the boxes this year. I just ran out of time and energy. I also worked on my gifts for bowling. I love giving gifts to the woman on my team and to their children. I also made a green bean casserole for our party at bowling. It was a great day!

I have a few more gifts to pick up and then the wrapping will begin for our kids. I am so excited about Christmas. My daughter is going to come over and help wrap some of the gifts with me.


On Friday I am taking the kids again to Disneyland. If you remember we went in October for my birthday. This time I just want take time to really look around and maybe shop. It seems like all we did in October was run from ride to ride. I've never seen Christmas at Disneyland so it should be fun!

Then the plan after that is to bake, bake and bake some more! I don't know who will eat it all but I just have to do it. I'll send some over to my neighbors. I will be making another Bohemian Houska too for Christmas morning. I think that we are having prime rib on Christmas day!

Do you want to know what my favorite part of Christmas is?


It's going to a Christmas Eve service at church. It is so wonderful to hear all the beautiful Christmas songs, especially Silent Night. They make me cry but that's okay. I can always remember my mom singing them, she had a beautiful voice. When I was growing up Christmas Eve was THE night. I don't know why my parents did it this way but Santa would come while we were at church on Christmas Eve! (kind of different) I will come home from church and most likely watch "It's A Wonderful Life", that is a tradition of mine.

Since my Aunt & Uncle have passed away we have no family here in California. We use to spend Christmas Eve with them. The kids will be busy on Christmas Eve but we get them all day on Christmas. It will be a day of joy! I know that I have allot of friends who will be having a difficult time during the holidays and my prayers are with all of you. I pray for your comfort.

27 comments:

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Wow...Christmas + Disneyland...what a fabulous combination! Have fun!

Lori R. said...

Debby.. I just love reading your posts. You are truly a joy! I don't know how you found time to do all that you did. Your heart is so big and I think you and Skye are so special. and I LOVE your little Snowbaby, I have collected them for a long time. They are a huge fav at my house. Have a wonderful time at Disneyland with kids! and Merry Christmas to you!

Thena said...

Had to click and see what a Bohemian Houska was. Now I just really want the recipe for the cookies with snickers in them. Oh my. Snickers is my all time favorite candy.

Caitlin said...

Sounds like you have a lovely Christmas planned! I'm going to bake my little heart out next week, too! I need to get started tomorrow because I'm taking some early Christmas presents home to my mom's family this weekend! Eeps! Guess today's a shopping day!!!

The Garden of Egan said...

Sounds like a beautiful time you will be having!
Beautiful decorations and unbelievably well done.
You should be exhausted! You will deserve a rest.
I love Christmas Eve too. It feels so reverent to me. I always try to reallly enjoy it!

Life is good! said...

love the movie also! we have prime rib on Christmas day too! are we just twinners or what? have fun in disneyland, wish i were there on friday also, oh well!

Blair said...

Have fun in Disneyland! Great post by the way!

Pen Pen said...

I like your little "dough" angels... yes, we are getting down to the wire... time to bake, bake, bake and wrap, wrap, wrap!

Michele said...

What is it about Christmas that makes you want to bake? I'm on a kick too! I made some awesome banana nut bread yesterday. Totally yummy!

Randi Troxell said...

i think my dear.. you tend to be a tad busy this time of year.. lol!!!

btw- i love those little angels in your pic.. so cute!

C said...

Hmmm..sounds like so much fun! Will check out the post for the Bohemian Houska !

Amy said...

Sounds like you will be having a nice time with the family..

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Debby, that little snow baby putting the mouse ears on the snowman is just too cute! I can just imagine how wonderful Disneyland will be with Christmas decorations! Have a wonderful time. Wonderful Life is my favorite movie too. I've already watched it once this season. Thank you for such a sweet comment on my post. I would be honored for you to post a link to my blog. Thank you. laurie

Sandra said...

Sounds like you should be having a wonderful time with your children and eating lots of yummy things...Happy Christmas to you!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I can't wait I haven't been in years on Christmas Eve. I'm so excited to go to the new church this year.

It's a wonderful life is our tradition also!

I'm so glad the kids will be there on Christmas Day!

CRY said...

can you believe that I have not seen Its a wonderful life?

Holli Taylor said...

Disneyland and Christmas, how much fun will that be!?

I'm sdo glad I'm not the only one who cries during Christmas songs. There is just something beautiful about the simply yet rich melodies that speak of the birth of our Savior. Something tells me I might be even more emotional this year!

We too, skipped baking this year. I might have to whip up some cut cookies anyway. It won't be Christmas without them.

Kirby3131 said...

What fun to go to Disney twice in a year and especially during the holidays. It would be nice to actually "see" the park and not race around. I cry at the Christmas songs too, I can't help it.

Tonja said...

I also love the Christmas Eve services. It seems to put everything into place before the big day!

xinex said...

Have fun in Disneyland, Debby. You ought to try going on a cruise. It will definitely be a wonderful experience, I promise! Come back and see my tablescape when you can please...Christine

blueviolet said...

You have such wonderful plans and I can tell that you will really be enjoying the holidays! Have a wonderful time!

Technodoll said...

Makes me yearn for the christmases of my youth... somehow it's just not the same anymore for me.

Love to see and read that the xmas spirit is still alive and well in the world, makes me want to celebrate with you!

COUNTRY MOM said...

Debby, You have been busy. Sounds like so much baking going on. I bet everything will taste so good.

Is it really cold in CA? Hope yall have a great time at Disney. Blessings,

Trish said...

Such lovely memories Debby. have a wonderful time at Disneyland!
I haven't had to to bake either plan on starting it on Monday cause if they are here I eat them for breakfast, lunch and supper!!!

Heart2Heart said...

Debby,

I agree with you that spending the evening at church on Christmas Eve is magical. Last year after church let out, they had snow machines going in the courtyard and you can just imagine how excited all the children were to enjoy this moment with their parents.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

it is the most wonderful time of the year.... There are new tree pictures up on the holiday blog...and I am loving looking through all the beautiful decorations on the Home Tour...Just need a few free hours...
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croleyc69 said...

Church on Christmas Eve is my favorite too.
Caroline

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