brown paper packages ...

...tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite (Christmas) things:

monkey rolls / It's A Wonderful Life / chicken tortilla soup / candlelight service / presents in pjs
/ a full heart

I'm excited to spend Christmas with our families and favorite people. Being married adds a lot of people to your 'family' and I'm grateful for that.

Remembering that without Jesus there is no Christmas and it really is all about Him. The day we celebrate His birth, the day He came to earth in the flesh, in order to die for our sins. It isn't about cookies, food, presents, 'church', family, friends, trees, or santa.

There is no Christmas without Jesus.


  1. Love your "brown paper packages tied up with string" Only you could make them look beautiful! May you and Michael have a blessed Christmas.
    G & G

  2. cute presents :) and great reminder!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Aww. I love this post :)

    So true, Christmas is all about JESUS his birth and remembering his GREAT love for us.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    P.S. LOVE your blog :)


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