Friday, December 18, 2009

Gift for me

I won the Lilly bangle giveaway hosted by the lovely Lauren Nicole.
Can't wait to wear this over Christmas.
Be sure to check out all the lovely personalized goodies Lauren Nicole has available.

Thanks Denise and Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Special Ornament

Our Christmas tree is decorated with an "anything goes theme". Each year I try to add one special ornament to our collection. This year it was a MacKenzie Childs ceramic bell, love the storage box too!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Great Read

Love Mitch Albom, he's a beloved Detroit sports writer and then some.
Remember Tuesdays with Morrie?, he wrote that too.
have a little faith is a quick read, but packed full of inspiration.
A great stocking stuffer for anyone of any faith or doubting faith.

Monday, December 14, 2009

on 12/14/99

W was born at 10:21 a.m. - I remember watching Martha Stewart on TV while those contractions were fast & furious.

Didn't know the baby's gender - Knew baby would be named after my grandfather if it was a boy. It was all so emotionally overwhelming, you never forget your first.

Celebrating 10 years today !!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Meaning of the Carol

This week, I found out from a friend's e-mail.....

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.

It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

So there is your history for today.