Monday, December 19, 2011

Overflowing Joy

This past holiday season I have been filled with joy. An amazing joy!
You could say it is all of the fun things we've been doing.

We kicked everything off by visiting a tree farm the day after Thanksgiving.
Hauled a tree home for our living room!
It was lots of fun!

We decorated it and bought presents.

We made cookies.
And gingerbread houses. 

 


And decorated some more.
But, I think, I think it just might be ... something else.

 The real JOY behind all of that.

The birth of our saviour! Unspeakable joy.

An overflowing joy.

Nativity artwork by That Artist Woman.
Check out her blog on how to make a silhouette nativity!

Wishing you and yours a heart filled with the JOY of Jesus this season and all throughout the year!
(I have never met anyone who regretted it! What a gift!)

5 comments:

thistlewoodfarm said...

Beautiful post. Stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas (it's just around the corner)! and a very Happy New Year!

blessings,
karianne

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Beautiful indeed!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, it sounds like a lot of fun at your house...mine..a fake tree, no cookies, no gingerbread house, but there is joy here for the birth of our savior! I guess that is what really counts, not the fact that I don't bake LOL!

Carol

MJ said...

Merry Xmas to you & your family!

Kathryn Ross said...

Jill - What memories you are tucking into Bebe's heart and mind! How precious they will always be to her! The cookies look delish - wish the gluten free spritz were as tasty - just not the kick the regular flour cookies have, though. Hey - check out my teatime post - I linked back to YOU!
JOY!
Kathy