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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Shining Brightly

Celebrating the Christmas  in peace at home.  We did so many things that we  did not realized it was past noon already.  Hubby set up my new computer and the  the new router as well.  Thanks Hon.  Sharing the  snapshots I took inside the church last night!  I love how the light inside this  display is shining so brightly.

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year -
 and yet, for all that, when it speaks,
 its voice has strong authority.
 ~W.J. Cameron ~

Gifts of time and love are surely the
 basic ingredients of a truly
 merry Christmas. 
 ~Peg Bracken

He who has not Christmas in his heart 
will never find it under a tree.
 ~Roy L. Smith~

Christmas is a time when you get homesick
 - even when you're home. 
 ~Carol Nelson
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year 
to remind us that we're here for something else
 besides ourselves. 
 ~Eric Sevareid~

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, 
the genial flame of charity in the heart.
 ~Washington Irving~

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: 
the presence of a happy family
 all wrapped up in each other.
 ~Burton Hillis~

How's your Christmas celebration?

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nova hedges said...

those are amazing, were those a bulb?

Mai said...

That's a great shot. By the way, congrats on the new computer, hehe. Santa Claus has been very generous. :)

Jhady said...

Oh so so beautiful, I love the manger. Also your family looks so happy sis. You have 2 dogs sis? We used to have 2 dogs but we had to put down one due to old age and he was so sickly. The other one, my mom in law took it with her. They are best friends

April McGregor said...

Beautiful Christmas decor.Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful display of lights. And so love the dog's eyes watching you. The last photo is a wonderful family photo.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

I so love the flowers, haha! I am a sucker for it and I find it beautiful! <3 I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas - ours was a blast - like theatre karaoke blast, haha!

Mel Cole said...

I love the display in your church sis! I have to show ours too. hehehehe Merry Christmas sis! Got your card, so thoughtful of you! Mine's gonna be late, hope it's ok..

Marms said...

Merry Christmas Cottrill family! I love the third advice. Christmas cheer should always be in our hearts.

jo-anne said...

The Christmas decorations looks really lovely. I agree with Carol Nelson, but I really can't explain why. Maybe because for me, Christmas is also the time of reflection. :)

nova hedges said...

happy faces to see on each and everyone of you here, i love the lights and decorations at the church...very christmas indeed. said...

Christmas is always awesome when celebrated with the people who matters to us the most - Family!

Jeannie Marie said...

Your quotes are wonderful with the photos. Christmas is lovely when you take time out to let it envelope you. Happy SSS2 and 2014!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Beautiful words and images and such heartfelt sentiment. I especially love the shadow with the Crucifix.

Mei said...

The decorations bring out the Christmas spirit! The lights are enchanting! I love Christmas decors, especially the Christmas lights.

Chubby Chieque said...

Love the prosts and I do love Christmas and I see you love it too.

Beautiful family picture of 2013.

Have a bountiful NY my dear systah and hope your not tired hosting our game each weekend.

See you on 2014.

God bless & sending you D´Box love,
/CC girl

April McGregor said...

Great shot sis. I love especially the picture of your beautiful family.


Hi Rose....I'm here today to leave you and your lovely family a Happy New Year wish!!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you and your family, Rose!

Marms said...

I love the decorations. So Christmas-sy. :)
We just opened gifts and stayed home relaxing on Christmas Day.

Mai said...

Love that Christmas tree in the church. Great family pic as well. Is that Bolt looking at you. Too cute!

Kaye - I Love Keisha said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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