Christmas is....a wonderful time of celebration for me! The fourth week of Advent included several types of celebration for me. I loved gathering with my East Hill Church Family for a candlelight service that included the giving of time, talent, funds, scenes from A Charlie Brown Christmas, Scripture reading-discussion, and music on a very cold and foggy Christmas Eve.
I also loved gathering with some of my blogging family at Teresa and Dayle's lovely farm near the great Columbia River for lunch on Monday. We brought food to share and Teresa and Dayle fixed delicious salmon for us to enjoy. We had fun visiting and popping open the English Crackers Teresa provided. The crackers were filled with hats and riddles and prizes like marbles. Fun :)
We also exchanged an assortment of creative gifts we had made or purchased. But the first gifts we opened were from our Florida blogging friend, Meredith. She knew we were gathering and made each of us a colorful yarn ball with knitting needles ornament and sent them to Teresa. Thank you, Meredith! Betsy and I crocheted ornaments. She made lacy covers for shiny round colorful glass ornaments, and I crocheted little wreathes. Betsy also brought us jingle bells, tea, and fans from her recent trip to visit her son in Japan. Taci crocheted little granny squares and cleverly put them in jars with the other parts we need to stitch together a pin cushion. She even included colorful heart headed pins! Teresa also gave us rolls of pretty washi crafting tape, and little jars in which she had lovingly arranged Nativity scenes.
Christmas is...a special time I celebrate that God loved the world [even me] so much He gave His only Son. Whoever believes in Him will have life forever with Him because He did not come to condemn the world but to save it.
However you came to visit One Saylor's Log, I am grateful you come to visit, and that we have the opportunity to creatively explore life together. Merry Christmas : )