Friday, December 24, 2010

‘Twas the night before Christmas….

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve! 

We enjoyed Brunch with Nana and Aunt LeeLee…

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Opened super fun gifts…

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Made cookies for Santa…

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Dressed our sweet girl up for a Christmas Eve service to celebrate Jesus’ birth…

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Decorated cookies for Santa…

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Wrote Santa a letter…

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Read ‘Twas the Night before Christmas…narrated by Grandpa and Cece

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And now Addie is off to bed…the cookies and milk are waiting for Santa by the tree…

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Merry Christmas to all and to all a GOOD NIGHT!!!  Big Hugs to you and yours!!!

“And the word became flesh and dwelt among us…and we beheld his GLORY…” John 1:14

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sweet, sweet Saturday

Do you ever get so behind on blogging that you sort of feel overwhelmed about where to pick back up because you have missed so much?  Well….That’s where I am.  I have been thinking about how I need to go back and catch up on the last month I have missed.  But you know what?  There isn’t enough time in the day to do that, so I have decided to tell my blog who’s boss and just write about now.  So here goes!

 

Today was a sweet, sweet Saturday!  We started out the day in south Arlington for Vivian and Lindsey’s annual ladies’ Christmas brunch.  We had a lovely time!  Addie was so sweet and played along with the girly thing very well!

She’s not feeling all that great right now..but she was still so sweet and was so excited to see her Nana and her LeeLee!

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Then after nap this afternoon, we loaded up Addie and took her to see Santa!   She was happy and excited from the moment she could see him.  She kept saying, “Santa!  Ho, ho, ho!”  But the minute her daddy handed her over to him, she panicked!  She wanted nothing to do with him up close!  So, he suggested we all get in his lap and this was the best we could get.  I think it’s such a funny memory!

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After Santa, we went out to eat, drove through Starbuck’s, and went and drove through Deerfield in Plano to look at Christmas lights!  Addie loved it!  She kept pointing and saying, “Lights!” “Santa!” “Christmas Tree!” (Which sounds more like “tree tree!”)  Oh, and my favorite thing of all?  When you ask her to sing you a song and she just starts making up songs.  Better than any song on the radio!!

It was a very sweet Saturday for our family! 

I could not resist posting these pictures even though it was week before last.  We met Rylee and Amanda for lunch one day and took these pictures of them.  I just love them!

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Rylee made this funny face and I just think it is so cute!!

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And the following picture…is Addie’s new favorite spot to climb to…she’ll get up there and announce, “NO! NO!”  Little stinker!

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So…when I was pregnant with Addie, I bought the shirt in this next picture on clearance at Macy’s for $1!  I love it because it says “Mom’s Favorite Gift”.  It is a 12 month size and swallowed her up last year so I tried it this past Thursday for school and it worked!  Her belly stuck out just a little underneath, but for the most part it looked cute!  I just love sharing Christmastime with this sweet little girl!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

When My Heart Feels Hurried

This was on my Dayspring Devotional today and it really spoke to me.  I hope it speaks to you too.

When your heart feels hurried...

'Tis the season to be busy.
There are gifts to buy, meals to make, trips to take, decorations to be hung, songs to be sung, places to go, people to see…
It's December 1st and I'm already tired. Anyone else?

I read the words... Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
But how can I be still when there's so much going on?
Of course, the first answer is to simplify my life.
Yet the kind of stillness God is talking about isn't just about my circumstances. It's about being still on the inside.

I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother. Psalm 131:2 What is a weaned child like? One that has learned to stop asking for more, more, more and instead simply rests in the arms of love, love, love.

My hurry and stress come from that want of more. I want to do more, be more, pack more in to these few short days. Then it seems God whispers to my heart, "Enough. You are enough. You have enough. In the middle of the busy, make a quiet place inside and stay with me. My love is what you really need."

I settle, quiet down, breathe a sigh of relief. The miracle of Christmas?
God came for us so we could come to Him. Even (especially) in the busy, broken, chaos of our lives.
'Tis the season to be still.

--by Holley Gerth

Friday, December 3, 2010

Just About Show Time!

I am so excited and nervous and relieved that tonight is the show at church!  I have been working like crazy!  I thought it would be fun to show you the 30 items I am taking tonight…some are actually for sale, and some are samples for special orders!

Click on any of the pictures for a closer view! Smile

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And my MOST favorite item of all…new to Chelle Belle Baby as of this morning….monogram candy cane dress!

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