Sunday, November 25, 2012

30 days until Christmas

Terri Reed here. Thanksgiving is over, the turkey eaten, the fall decorations put away and the count down for Christmas has begun.  I hung a wreath on my front door yesterday.  My husband and son put up colorful lights on the outside of the house and at church we sang our first carol of the season, "Come Let Us Adore Him".  (why do we only sing this at Christmas time?)
There is so much about this time of year that I enjoy--giving to others, spending time with family and friends.  I'm looking forward to my daughter coming home from college.  
What are you looking forward to this Christmas? 

13 comments:

Sandra Orchard said...

We had our first snow this weekend, so that put us in the Christmas mood. I'm looking forward to seeing some faraway family over the holidays.

Merrillee said...

I also love this time of year. I'll be looking forward to seeing my granddaughters on Christmas day.

Merrillee said...

I also love this time of year. I'll be looking forward to seeing my granddaughters on Christmas day.

Missy Tippens said...

I, too, love to sing the hymns and carols!

I look most forward to time with family and to the glorious music (I sing in the church choir and really enjoy our special music).

Lenora said...

I always enjoy our Christmas Eve service at church. The sanctuary goes dark and we light candles and sing Silent Night while we hold our lights. It's a reminder that no matter what has happened or no matter what come in the future, we can find peace on earth.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love Christmas countdown time!! And also, I love your blog.

Terri Reed said...

Sandra, snow would definitely put me in the mood. Alas its doubtful we'll get snow here.

Terri Reed said...

Merrillee, how fun that you'll get to see your granddaughters.

Terri Reed said...

Missy, the music is the best, isn't it. I love the song Breath of Heaven.

Terri Reed said...

Lenora, I love candle light services. I hope we go this year. It is such a great reminder of where our strength and peace comes from.

Terri Reed said...

Optimistic Existentialist, so glad you stopped by.

Jenny Blake said...

I love Christmas but feel it will be bittersweet in many ways this year.
I have started a christmas village which now has a church bakery and giftshop (decided my village dont drink coffee this year)!
Its only small but I hope to add to it in the coming years.
I love the carols and movies but this year there are a few I cant watch. will put the church up the end of the week am so exhausted right now cant think straight.

Terri Reed said...

Jenny, the holidays can be bittersweet. I hope you get some rest and some peace.