Now, it’s official.
July is a distant memory and Halloween is FINALLY over so I can stop getting laughed at by a skeleton every time I walk into Target and I can be done shielding our eyes from the demonic displays in peoples front yards! Instead now Santa can “Ho, Ho, Ho” at me – equally as irritating, I have no tolerance for Santa…
But it’s all downhill from here. Fifty some odd days and the “most wonderful time of the year.” I am no scrooge. I love “The Holidays” – I am still enthralled by the glitter and glamour, the hot chocolate, I still cry every time I hear “Oh Holy night” and I am still so in love with the Man who was a baby born in a manger.
Emmanuel, God with Us!!!
Saturday, as I was kissing my little girl good-night, so sighed loudly and said, “I’m so glad Halloween is over, mommy, now the Holidays can come.” Rejoicing with you this morning about Emmanuel!
I am so with you on this….I detest!!!! Halloween. How crazy is it that we “celebrate” demons and the dark? Also, no fan of Santa Claus. But totally love Christmas — not a fan of the commercial aspects of it, but we control that by just not buying gifts. Four years ago, our grown children agreed with us — no gifts except for the little ones. Wow, did that remove a whole level of anxiety for all of us. We love it! Soooo, I’m with you “bring it” 🙂
The Pink Tractor
Yep..now it’s time for the real Holiday Season although it’s a little difficult turn up the Christmas spirit in Southern California when the temperature is 80 degrees.
I am so ready to decorate this year! I can’t wait for Christmas – whoo-hoo!
Bring it on!! It is the most wonderful time of the year!
I don’t think I could have said it better. Every time I turned on the TV, the only movies that were on were horror flicks, and I hate scary movies. We haven’t “done” halloween since 1978, so I breathe a huge sigh of relief when October is finally over!
Let the real holiday fun begin! I am a sucker for all things holiday, EXCEPT the garish santa’s…those I can live w/o. But an old-fashioned Christmas? YES! The Christmas movies (Christmas in Connecticut, It’s a Wonderful Life, and White Christmas being among my favorites) can start any time now…in fact, I just watched Christmas Vacation, an all-time favorite, last week!
But, most importantly, I, also, am in love with the same Man that you are. The REAL and ONLY reason for the season.
Your blog is simply beautiful! I wandered over from Thistle Cove Farm. Very glad to “meet” you!
Yep Halloween is FINALLY over! Christmas is such a beautiful season and I am all over it!!!
Love it — so glad you wrote about Christmas before I did!
I was dying from some form of life from your blog, it had been a while 😉
p.s. a belly pic would be much appreciated!
my sugar churches have been lurking in the craftroom for some time now…they wink at me every time I pass by with a load of laundry … I’m staking out the territory for the tree even as we speak … and filling the pantry with baking ingregients
…we must make our second annual holy pilgrimage to Williams-Sonoma
I agree. I am looking forward to Christmas this year. I want to keep things simple and close to home focusing on little experiences here and there throughout the season instead of rushing through it. Your picture of the tree is beautiful.
we played Cranium all night….then a little flashlight tag…….
how much more exciting does THAT get for the eve of a holy day?
What a beautiful tree! I am equally excited for CHRISTmas and SOoo glad haloween is over.
I’m with you….it IS the MOST WONDERFUL time of the year, and I love, love, love that tree of yours! I was looking back at last year’s Christmas photos just the other day and the excitement is building! Your photo here is just adorable and shows the wonder that a child feels when that tree is up and alight….what a glow you have on this one!
And here I was sure I was NOT going to put the tree up this year… and then I see this lovely photo… I’m totally with you on that demonic stuff— not good.
Christmas is almost in the air. I love the smell of holiday season.
This post made me really anxious for Christmas. I wish I was a kid again. I love believing sancta clause is real.
I don’t know what it is, just about everyone I’ve talked to is anxious for them to come and quickly! I can’t wait to drag out the tree and I’ve already started getting out some of the decorations.
P.S. I also cry at “O Holy Night.”
Just found your blog. I love this post. I love the Christmas hymns. I even cry when I hear The Little Drummer Boy.
I can’t wait to decorate every inch of this little apartment with my Christmas items. You know, we still have that fake tree I got with you at Target for $4 ?! I am feeling more determined than ever to celebrate the Lord in the right way…even as more people turn away from Him… not just the “baby Jesus,” but the Son of God, love’s pure Light!