THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Friday, December 19, 2008

Sorry Everyone... No Sat Chat Tomorrow.


Ladies, I am officially on the run from now until Christmas. Tonight we are on our way towards Detroit to stay with some dear friends who are the parents of our Goddaughter Savannah, our sweet Olivia and new baby Isabella. Then we are off to my FIL's on Saturday to help bring some Christmas cheer to his home since my SIL is coming up from Kansas to spend the holidays with him. It's just a whirlwind! Tis the season!
Thank you to everyone who has blessed our home with Christmas cards, they are all hanging in the archway between our kitchen and living room and are wonderful!

Eli and Santa!!

Well let me tell you, this was one very excited little boy last night! We went through Macy's at the mall to get to where Santa was greeting the children. Eli told everyone along the way that he was going to see Santa and he wasn't quiet about it. Here he is when first got to Santa's Meeting Place...look at that smile!


Here he is waiting for the family ahead of us to finish visiting with St. Nick.

He was very comfortable this year climbing onto Santa's lap and telling him what he wants for Christmas.

After seeing Santa, we went back into Macy's to mail our letter to Santa and make sure that it gets to the elves at the North Pole. Eli loved the special mailbox.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Christmas Spirit Award


THANK YOU SO MUCH TO JUJUBOO FOR THIS WONDERFUL AWARD!

As I'm sure that most of you know, I love Christmas, so this is an award that I'm really excited about. It comes with rules....so they are listed below:


The Rules are simple:
*You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award.
*The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas.
*You must link back to the person who gave you the award.
*You must list 5 things that you love about Christmas.
*Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 45; it's up to you. But, you must pass it on to at least one person in order to keep the Christmas cheer going!
*Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment on their blog.

5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS

-I love knowing that God loved me enough to send his son to save me.
-I love Christmas decorations, the lights, the village, the bells that play 12 Christmas carols, the tree......
-I love Christmas music, I listen to it all of the time during the holidays. I love the classics and the new!
-I love watching the same Christmas shows on television with my children that I watched when I was little.
-I love always telling my children that I believe in Santa Claus and I always will!

Who should I give this award to.....well, I decided to give it to everyone who decorated their blogs for Christmas and I started going through all of the blogs I follow and writing everyone down, but there are so many of you fabulous Christmas Chicks out there. So...if your blog is all jazzed up for the holidays, this award is for you!!! Please take it and post it on your blogs...or I'll have to spend hours listing everyone :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Our Christmas Village...

How do you know that someone has a 4 year old? There is a Pirates of the Caribbean action figure on their Christmas Village train.



The Christmas Village is very special at our house. The kids can't wait to open up all of the boxes and put everything together. Our pieces are from all over, I don't keep to one collection, I am more interested in finding unique pieces that will complete our village. This year we had some wonderful additions. The train station above is one of them.


Grandpa gave us some wonderful new pieces.


I really love our new fire station.


Santa's Workshop

Our second church.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Card and Ornament Exchange Lists...


There are 19 ladies signed up for the exchanges, I am working to get the lists to you all today in e-mail. Thank you so much for signing up, I think it's going to be a lot of fun this year.

***IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE THE HALLMARK 'JOY AROUND THE WORLD' ORNAMENT FOR CHINA THAT DEBUTED LAST YEAR AND SOLD OUT, LET ME KNOW...I HAVE ONE THAT I CAN EXCHANGE.