Wednesday, December 15, 2021

And an Angel of the Lord Appeared to Them Saying, "Fear Not"

I'm just staring at the screen, not sure how to start this. Not that there's anything major going on, probably more the opposite.

I've been taking time in the evenings to watch Christmas movies and drink hot chocolate and really just try to enjoy this season. It sure is going by too fast! We finally got the tree decorated and I have about one-third of the Christmas cards done. We're getting there!


We all went out antiquing last week, walking through Snohomish, then having lunch at The Cathouse. It was very eclectic and so fun! The tables were shellacked with all sorts of things, and they even had a full drum set on the ceiling!


 The small town of Snohomish

We've had a lot of parties at work the last couple of weeks. our staff party was so fancy! Our office manager really went all out! She had a full charcuterie board (a full 6' table!) plus steak or salmon, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes... even the decor was so cute. We had a raffle, and games, plus lots of worship. It's such a fun party and I look forward to it every year.

I don't know why this has suddenly moved to center align, and it won't let me change it! Ah, you gotta love technology.

We're having our first Christmas this Saturday. Diana and Peter are going to New Jersey for Christmas this year so we're exchanging gifts with them this weekend. Everyone will be here for gifts, then Peter is making lasagna and bread sticks, yum!

Then on the 25th, Sharaya and Ally will come over and the 5 of us will exchange gifts. We didn't want to wake up on Christmas morning with nothing really to do! If I don't get back on here in the next week, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

 “Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”


Rebecca Jo said...

Enjoy all your Holiday get togethers!

ellen b. said...

Pretty tree. Enjoy your early and on the day celebrations. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours.

Barb said...

Hi Cindy~

It sounds like you have truly been enjoying the festivities the season always brings! But the best part is that you are enjoying and having fun with your beautiful family!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!


Jeanie said...

What a lovely post. It sounds like it's a beautiful holiday for you.

Billie Jo said...

You are doing it right, my friend. Taking it all in before it becomes a memory. Enjoy all your festivities. Hugs!

Terri D said...

Enjoy the fun with friends and family! The spirit of Christmas is all around us!! It doesn't matter the day... 'tis the season!! xo

Doris said...

Wow what a beautiful party setup! I loved giving my staff a fun party for Christmas and other special times. Good memories!
Have a great time celebrating with your family! We are still deciding what we will do, although there won't be a gathering at Christmas since some in our household will still be quarantining.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Sounds like a great time...the trip to SnoHomish with the family, and the church staff party sounds like a lot of fun. Looks pretty good too!! Your family gatherings sound wonderful. enjoy every minute of the Christmas season. It's all good!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!!

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