Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas~

When we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has
given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forest and mountains
and oceans and all that lives and moves upon them. He has given us all green things and
everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused and to save us from our own foolishness,from all our sins, He came down to earth
and gave us himself. ~Sigrid Unset

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, God Bless~ Ann


  1. Oh Ann, what a sweet post. Hope it's the Merriest Season of all for you and yours!

  2. Hello Ann,
    Ooohh how I've missed sweet you ~ what a beautiful post, and soo true and meaningful .. thank you for sharing such sweet words .. I soo hope you get to enjoy your christmas with all those you love, and it's truly a beautiful one for you ~
    Christmas HuGs ~TeA~ xo

  3. Happy Holidays, what a beautiful Post~

  4. A perfect reminder of what it is really about.
    A very Happy Christmas to you and yours.
    Jenny x

  5. Lovely post... Wishes for a peaceful and holiday filled with contentment for You and Yours....

  6. Merry Christmas to you sweet Ann! Still looking forward to the day when I can visit you!

  7. What a wonderful quote, Ann! Your tree and presents look so pretty! I love the dotted paper and that clock pillow I spy in the corner chair over there! Love the glimpses into your amazing home! Enjoy this season and may you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

  8. Beautiful post Ann and I love your tree and all the beautiful packages. Looks so dreamy.

    Have a Merry Christmas sweet friend.


  9. Beautiful words!

    Have a Blessed Christmas and a most Joyous New Year!

  10. Ann, I love this post....such true and meaningful words! Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow...most especially God's greatest sacrifice, His precious Son.
    Wishing you and your family a most blessed Christmas filled with love, family and joy.
    Much love,

  11. Loveliest post I've read all day! Yes...I have been thanking God all day that my kids all got to come home from college to be with us. That is my best gift and I'm swooning with happiness! Hahaha....
    Blessings to you and a very Merry Christmas!

  12. Hi Ann
    Just a wonderful thought, I pray this Christmas that we come to the knowledge of what Christ did that first Christmas and that it lives in our hearts to change the world
    Wishing you a very blessed Christmas

  13. Amen! And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  14. Well said my friend. Merry Christmas & wishing you a wonderful new year. Charlene

  15. That's beautiful...thank you for sharing it.

  16. Beautiful words Ann. No truer words.
    Wishing you the a love filled Christmas...

  17. Merry Christmas Ann.
    I hope you´ll have a wonderful and peaceful one.
    xo Tina
    ps: hope the parcel will arrive soon :-)

  18. What a wonderful reminder of what it is really about. Jesus's sacrifice for us. As I wonder through the stores finishing up shopping, I look at all the grumpy people, frustrated that the poor check out person won't hurry faster, so they can move on and very seldom do I hear a thank you or a Merry Christmas, at least not lately. I have been smiling, no matter my hurry, thanking and wishing everyone I can a Merry Christmas. I'm so happy God has blessed me with a husband, 2 great kids and my health, heat in our home, my extended family and friends and fabulous food. I'm truly blessed. Thank you Jesus.

    Thanks for your wonderful Christmas wish. May you have a blessed, Happy Christmas. God bless. Cathy

  19. The above post was from Snugglebug Blessings, not Huntereq92! Not sure what happened. oops. Cathy

  20. Hi Ann~

    I am a friend of Charlene from My Heart's Ease and I am so glad I popped over from her Blog to visit yours. I look forward to visiting you more!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    LuLu Kellogg

  21. A very nice Christmas post!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  22. Ann,
    My sweet, precious friend. I wish you David & the family have the Merry of all holidays. Becoming your friend was a highlight of my year. I wish I could have gotten your bottle off for Christams, but my plate runneth over! LOL I promise, soon! Love you girl. Lisa

  23. Dearest angel Ann, I love the beautiful quote you shared! So very true sweet friend!!! I am so thankful Jesus came and saved me from my sins!!! You are such a tremendous blessing to me and I thank Him for you!!! Your cottage is gorgeous dear one! I love seeing your beautiful tree and all the pretty wrapped packages! Your decorating is just amazing and beautiful, and so are you! I hope you and David and all your sweeties have a very blessed and Merry Christmas! God bless you and keep you my precious friend! I love you!!!! Paula

  24. Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog. It is nice to meet you, and I so enjoyed visiting your lovely blog. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Merry Christmas!


    Please come visit my post on you!!!

    Un Joyeux Noel

  26. God bless you as well, Ann! I just popped on over by way of my dear friend, Doré who won your fabulous give away! WOW, I love your style. Vintage, tattered, creams, browns, all perfect!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Anita

  27. Dearest Ann,

    Merry Christmas to you!

    Mariette's Back to Basics

  28. Dear Ann, I just 'discovered' you on Flickr and was enchanted by your home and designs. I don't typically read the profiles, just lazy I guess :). However, I read yours and was so touched. I am a 'radical solution' breast cancer survivor also. I reached 5 years of survival this Fall, and am so grateful to the Lord. I asked Him for time to raise my children, they are now 15, 18 and 21. He is so good. I rarely ever talk about the past, but your statements moved me. God created us for a purpose and the purpose is GOOD. Merry Christmas. Sweet blessings :)

  29. Lovely photos
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
    Carolyn x

  30. This is a wonderful post.... May HE bless you this year with peace and the joy of life....Happy New Year

  31. Perfect post dear Ann, God is so good. None of it is ours, not even the polka dots!!! you surprised me again,,oh creative one...giggle.

  32. Hi I am a new follower, I found you at Tinybear blog where she is showing off the beautiful swap goodies you sent her - you are amazingly gifted! love Annie x