Wisdom to Live By

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Friday, December 23, 2011

Silent Night

As the family has arrived and the traditions commence,  I sit in my chair listening to the hubby and his dad chatting.  We have a lot of traditions that start on Christmas Eve in our house.  Christmas Eve is appetizer day.  We make lots of appetizers to snack on the entire day while making cookies for Santa and watching the enormous amount of Christmas movies we have collected over the years.  After it gets dark, we drive around looking at Christmas lights while listening to Christmas music.  We usually stop for hot chocolate and coffee.  We end the night with A Charlie Brown Christmas and kids head to bed.  After that, the hubby and I hide The Christmas Pickle, let me clarify, The Christmas Pickle is an old German tradition.  It is the last ornament to be hidden on the tree on Christmas Eve.  Whoever finds the Christmas pickle on Christmas morning get a special gift.  On Christmas Day we usually have birthday cake (for Jesus, of course) and we make Christmas dinner.  Having said all of that, even though we all have these traditions, it's important to remember why we're even celebrating, which brings me to why we end the night with A Charlie Brown Christmas.  And this is why:

"'8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.'"
"...And that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Bokeh-I Heart Faces

I absolutely love to capture images around the holidays that include holiday bokeh, the lights in the background.  Here is one of my favorites.  I hope you enjoy.

All for now.