Saturday, December 7, 2013

Keeping Christmas in my Heart(Sunday Snapshot)

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I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
 
  ~ Charles Dickens
 

Red Christmas Coat Storyboard

As much as I enjoy seeing the Christmas decorations and giving gifts to people I love.
  It is easy to feel a lot of pressure to get the decorating & shopping done, the cards sent, the presents wrapped and all of the other activities going on this time of year. 
 Unfortunately, it is way too easy to forget about the reason for the season. 
Getting out into the quiet of the snow with Grace was a great way to get back to what is really important: love, family, simple beauty and God. 
 The blessings of the season are with us everyday. 
 We should try to enjoy them as much as we can. 
Time passes so quickly and these days will be fond memories before we know it. 







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A Christmas Carol

The shepards had an angel,
The wise men had a star;
But what have I, a little child,
To guide me home from far,
Where glad stars sing together,
And singing angels are?

~ Christina Rossetti
written in 1856



 
 


Ni Hao Yall

16 kind words:

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Stunning! Merry Christmas!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

two words: phenomenal & touching!

thank you, for making my day!

lea
xo

Life with Kaishon said...

What beautiful images of your favorite girl. So pretty! I love what you wrote also. : ). You have such a kind heart. Thank you for sharing it with so many. Love, Becky

Michelle said...

I LOVE these pictures!! Wow!!!

Ashley said...

She (and the pictures) are stunning! I love the red coat against the snow, with the pop of color on her lips too.

Blessings, Ashley

Jboo said...

Love these photos and your post! Hope you have a great day!

Diane said...

Beautiful words and GORGEOUS photos!! Grace is absolutely stunning!! LOVE everything about this warm and touching Christmas post!!

Merry Christmas and God Bless,
Diane

Gayle said...

Breathtaking beauty all around.

Love Letters To China said...

These are simply stunning. Grace gets more and more beautiful each time I see your photos. Absolutely adore her coat. The color is breathtaking against the snow and trees.

xoxo

p.s. I'm trying to do just as you write. It's hard at times when you have little ones that really want to help, yet get in the way. ;-)

hollowayfamilynorth said...

Absolutely beautiful. Both the photos and words. Love the Christina Rossetti Christmas Carol quote!
~Ruth Anne

Even Miracles said...

Beautiful - all of it. Simply beautiful
Ally

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful!!!!

Ally said...

WOW!! these are just stunning... so beautiful :) such a sweet post

Kimberly said...

Beautiful!

molly said...

Oh my goodness these are sooo very beautiful

Mollyxxx

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Stunning!!!!! She is so captivating Gail. Love these. You always leave me in awe.

 
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