Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Precious Moments


Christmas day was a wonderful celebration that was enjoyed at a slow pace. Sleeping late and a delicious coffee cake for breakfast were just two of the treats that we shared.

The children brought their stockings into our room, and the six of us sat on the bed as they were opened. What a sweet time! It's been quite a few years since all of us lounged in the the same bed in the morning!

Phone calls to and from far away loved ones, a delicious ham dinner, and loads of kisses and hugs throughout the day made it special.







The gifts were simple and wonderful. This book that was made for me by Abigail touched my heart and made me cry. She included pictures of the two of us, as well as scraps from dresses that I have sewn for her. This book is sure to be cherished my whole life long.















Gorgeous cards in my stocking from Autumn. These girls have been busy! You may remember that not too long ago I went to work with Verne for his birthday. Well, now I know that besides cooking dinner, Autumn organized a "Santa's workshop day" as well.






Handsome boys...









delight at a handmade nativity from Abigail...





















More simple, but heartfelt gifts. Abigail made Autumn bath salts, and they are NICE!







Joys of reading





and tasty morsels as we played games around the table, and watched movies in the evening.










The perfect end to a perfect day!

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! Psalm 34:8-9

22 comments:

Lori said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!! Precious moments indeed.

Rebecca said...

Awwww.... I SO look forward to the day that my children take initiative to make me something so wonderfully sweet. That book is just so dear! Merry Christmas!

Kelley said...

Hi Tracy!
Sounds like you had a heavenly Christmas!!

I know it seems like I keep changing but part of it is because Blogger won't allow me to use my My Little Garden Cottage url...
I have to use my old blogger.
*sorry*

Wishing you a blessed day!

Karen said...

Hey Tracy, I think you had a wonderfully blessed day! How nice to slow the pace and enjoy everyone. Those are precious and too few around here, it seems.
Happy New Year to you,
Karen

Jodi said...

Ah, precious moments indeed! Sweet family times ~ it looks like y'all had a delightful day. :o)

Mrs.B said...

Your Christmas sounded lovely! I'm so glad. (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

USAincognito said...

Merry Christmas to you and to your family!! :)

Daughter of the King said...

Sweet memories, Tracy....and lots of thoughts into gifts...everything sounds wonderful.
Deby

weavermom said...

What a beautiful day you had! Don't you sometimes wish you could "freeze-frame" them!! :)

Mimi said...

Hi Tracy,
I came to visit you by way of Jodi's blog...
you have a lovely family... and it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas... come visit me sometime at "Listen to your Grammie"
Blessings,
Mimi

Tracy said...

Hi Mimi! and welcome.

I'll stop by soon!

Beemoosie said...

What a beautiful family you have! Blessings to you and yours!
Love,
B

randi---i have to say said...

I am glad your day was great! Autum's gift is precious indeed!

Julieann said...

Precious moments indeed!!! What a lovely Christmas--Thank you for sharing--I also enjoyed the tour of your home too!!

xo
Julieann

Gena said...

It sounds like you had a wonderfully special Christmas. I love all the handmade gifts. What great memories to keep forever!

Ruth said...

It looks like you all had a great Christmas!! I love the handmade gifts!

Sharon said...

Tracy,
Looks like wonderful Christmas memories! I'm glad you had such a great day!!

Persuaded said...

Looks like you all had such a happy day! sigh....isn't Christmas wonderful?

Kelli said...

Seeing all the sweet gifts your children made for you brought tears to my eyes, Tracy! So thoughtful. Merry Christmas to you all!
Love and hugs,
Kelli

HsKubes said...

What a lovely Christmas together!
Thank you for your Christmas wishes and prayers to us. They were a blessing. ;o)

~ Christina

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Love the gifts your girls made you. They are priceless!

Short Stop said...

What a fun day! Merry Christmas, Tracy!! :)