Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas, and New Years, and Birthdays, OH MY!

Have you gotten used to writing 2011 yet?  How long does it take before it sinks in?  Don't you just hate it when you write a check and put the wrong year on it  :) 

Well the holidays are seems to put a hint of melancholy over everything yet at the same time everything seems new with a hint of freshness in the spring is lurking just around the corner.  That is a good feeling.  It reminds me of my favorite verses in the Bible, Lamentations 3:22-23: "It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."  If it weren't for His mercies, we would be consumed.  I am so thankful for a merciful and compassionate God, aren't you?  We can rise up every morning knowing that His mercy is new every single day.  That is such a blessing to me!

If your hoping to see a bunch of Christmas pictures in this post....well...there not here. sorry.  I hope to have some pictures up by early next week at the latest.  Since the busy-ness of the holidays, and the endless hours sitting at the sewing machine, I think my brain has went on a vacation and forgot to mention where it went or when it will return.  So you will have to bear with me as I try to regroup, recoup, and re-adjust to life in the normal lane.

On top of all the holiday festivities, our little Clara Mae had her 7th birthday!  She was so excited to turn 7, ... and I can't believe she is 7.  Before Liberty came along a little over a year ago, Clara was our baby.  THAT makes me feel my age.  I told my husband the other night, having Liberty has made me feel young again...{at least at heart..}  And then Clara had her 7th birthday.... which in turn got me to thinking about all the kids moving up in age this year...our oldest will turn 17.....OKAY, enough of that already!

Anyway, Clara wanted a real tea set this year and as I got to looking around at some on-line, I knew that to get her a nice one was going to be out of the question....most of them cost more than what my dishes cost.  So, I went to Goodwill, and I found 4 beautiful matching rose tea cups, a green sugar and cream set, a tea pot that looks like a little rose cottage, and a cute picnic basket that closes in which all her tea set fits inside.  She LOVED it!  She was so water-logged at the end of the day, but she was so happy!  She shared her cups and saucers with me and her daddy as we ate birthday cake.  I loved the joy on her face!  It may not have been the worlds best tea set, but to her it was, and I don't think she would have been as happy and ecstatic if it had been new.  She has been boasting about it all week now, even saying she wants to save it and use it for when she is know, when she is 40 or so  :)

So, now you know a little bit of what has been going on at the Brown house.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas {the 12 days are officially over now} and a Happy New Year.  May we all resolve to make 2011 a year to glorify our Lord and King Jesus Christ even more than we did last year! 

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