Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Friends, Family, Fun and Gratitude

                                                                (VISITING AT A DEAR FRIEND'S HOUSE)

This star-studded Christmas season has been so amazing.

There's been a lot of baking, cooking, decorating and entertaining at our house and probably at yours, as well.

Also, there's been the joy of giving thought-out gifts to loved ones and reveling in the expressions on their faces when they open them up.

Recalling the birth of the little baby Jesus has renewed my faith and given hope for the world and all its problems.

Soon it will be Christmas Eve and we will await, in hushed silence, the retelling of that magnificent night so long ago. 

 Nothing in the world has been the same ever since.

The photos in this post were taken in the home of a very dear person as well as others , most of whom have been our friends for more than 30 years.

What  a tremendous Christmas gift it was to be with them.

The hostess's elegant decorating taste throughout the home was a delight to see. 

She cooked a most delicious tenderloin roast, green beans, a kind of Chinese cole slaw and rolls and butter. 

All was so very delicious.

Of all the holidays, this one touches my heart the most. 

Is it the same for you? 

May your heart feel as warm and illuminated as this little candle, burning persistently this Christmas.



diane.stetson said...

Lovely photos...I am grateful for family too. I wish for harmony and peace!

Linda O'Connell said...

Peace and love for everyone.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hello my dear friend: I too would like to wish you the very best Christmas ever. May God richly bless you and yours this holiday season. Sending lots of hugs your way. Martha

BECKY said...

Susan, you always share such gorgeous photos and this post is one of my favorites! As far as what would I love for Christmas? Well, in addition to love, peace, happiness for everyone, and no evil in the world..I would love to spend a "someday" Christmas in snowy mountains, as in Austria! :)

Ruth Ann said...

I'm so blessed and excited this time year - only our Savior could bring such joy. When I read your question, I was surprised by the answer that popped into my mind. What I would love to see is Washington D.C. filled with politicians who see themselves as "Public SERVANTS." I love our country so much. God bless you and Merry Christmas.

Lucy martin said...

Me Too, Susan dear. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful Christmas picture in your friend`s house. Great tree. Christmas is the festival of light, hope and illusion. Never missing in our lives. Merry Christmas

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Just beautiful Susan, thanks so much for sharing Jesus with us.
Have a Merry Christmas!

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful photos and I LOVE her tree. I know you have had a great Christmas - ENJOY my friend. Merry Christmas to you too. sandie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas! I would like some members of my extended family to mend fences and have peace!

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