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Monday, December 13, 2010

ReasonS ... for the Season

THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
is hosting this wonderful and meaningful meme...
Be sure to go over and see all the beautiful
nativity sets and the
REASONS FOR THE SEASON....
I have always wanted a
SOLID WHITE.....
large  FIGURES .....
for my nativity set.
I've not found one  I could afford
but I am still looking...
**
Beautiful daughter and I went on a
CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR
this week and saw the
WILLOW TREE NATIVITY SET
in one home..
Now, we both want to start a set of those.
THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.! *sigh
This is a little whimsical
Nativity set that I've had for years and years..

I am in luv with it's sweet, comical charm...
It's made of wood and one of my grandkids favorite Christmas things at my house.
:)
ANOTHER
REASON FOR THE SEASON....
♥♥♥
DAUGHTER has a
Tree Trimming Party
every year
and this year, we had dinner,
trimmed the tree,
listened to piano music..
and we had egg nog and pecan pie waiting for us and we were too full to eat it !!!
DREW and his mom trying to get the angel
on top of that tall, tall  tree...
♥♥♥
DEEDS played JINGLE BELLS for us....
really put us in the Christmas spirit...
That's my handsome BROOKS, listening in on sister's playing..
♥♥♥
FAMILY...
Oh, how we love 'em....
Pretty BRYNNA, adding even MORE bling....
I wanted to share my silver cross collection....
THEY are a BIG part of the REASON..
but they stay out all year 'round..

Here's one of my favorite desserts
that is QUICK
DELICIOUS
and  READY TO BAKE....PEPPERIDGE FARM does most of the work..
I love it !
Peach turnover with coffee ice cream...
O HONEY

Love, bj

I am also joining in with

31 comments:

La said...

What a wonderful post, BJ. Your family is precious and the tree trimming tradition is sweet.

I love your little whimsical nativity. The smile on Baby Jesus' face is wonderful.

I don't think I've ever seen peach turnovers in my market...just apple and cherry.

Have a fabulous week! La

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your tree trimming party and what a sweet nativity, it makes me smile.

Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! Next year maybe I'll have my own tree trimming party. I love your cute little nativity and silver crosses. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful "reasons for the season". :)

Donnie said...

What lovely Nativity scenes. I have one here in Florida and one up north and love them both. What a wonderful family time you all had. I hadn't bought the Pepperidge Farm turnovers in a long time. Thanks for reminding me about them. Have a great week.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

BEAUTIFUL POST I CAN TASTE HE PEACH TURNOVERS I AM GOING TO THE STORE TO FIND ME SOME LOVE YOUR TREE TRIMING WITH YOUR FAMILY....HUGS AND BLESSINGS...SANDRA

Julie Harward said...

I love that dessert and the collections and the tree and the fun family times...the best! ;D

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your nativity made me smile BJ, I see why the Grands love it! The tree trimming party looks like lots of fun, and I'll bet Deeds did a great job with Jingle Bells! Thanks so much for joining in:@)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I love your little whimsical nativity set. I love your daughters huge tree,I miss putting mine up.
I have never seen the Pepperidge Farms pastries,will have to look for them.

I looked for the stretch minima
and can't find it.

Sailing Simply said...

Your wooden nativity is precious. I would love a Willow Tree nativity as well. I love her work. It looks like you have been having a wonderful time this season enjoy your beautiful family. Those treats look very tempting..Yummy!

kristin said...

aww I love your wooden nativity! I have a nativity under my tree that ive had my entire life and my mom had before that so it means a lot to me. and my mom just suprised me today by buying me a Willow Tree nativity set so I was even more suprised to see a nativity link party. I'm so excited to show it off!

Kathleen Grace said...

I think this is the first post I've seen about Jesus being the reason we celebrate. Thanks for the reminder. Love for our families is what makes the holiday so fun to celebrate together:>)

Olive Cooper said...

Your Nativity is adorable. I am in a contest to win a Willow Nativity at a local gift shop but I may just buy one as it is gorgeous and big.

Debby said...

Love all your photos. I have a nativity like your cute one. Love holiday traditions. Family is so important this time of year and always.

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love your silver crosses. Just beautiful. PS couldn't help but notice rooster picture in the background-how about showing those off sometime?

Jeri ~ said...

Love the nativity scenes and the crosses - everything is gorgeous!

Pam said...

I'm in the mood for turnovers and ice cream now! Lovely post. And your nativity is very cute.

LV said...

I wish I could have dropped by during all this cooking and decorating. However, I love those turnovers in any flavor. In fact, I probably eat too many.

Kathleen said...

I love that sweet little set too, so cute! The party looks like fun, you have a beautiful family, BJ!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your post was wonderful! I love that little set...so cute!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Enjoyed reading all this! Love the adorable whimsical Nativity! Reminds me that I have one too and forgot to post it!

Can you believe I posted three times today! I hope you will come see all of them!

Katherine

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh yes, I've seen this one particular all white nativity...and it's beautiful!!!

As for your snack at the end of all the festivities, yum. But vanilla ice cream for me please.


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Patti said...

Love the stars around the manger - beautiful pics!

Rita said...

Again a lovly post. Really enjoyed your nativity scenes.
What a sweet treat; I love easy to serve dessert; will look this one up for my kids visit. I just realized Christmas is NEXT WEEK!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
No wonder you spoil those grandchildren so! How wonderfully talented and great help they are! Thank you for sharing your family and traditions with us!
Fondly,
Pat

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

You have a beautiful family and that looks like so much fun!! What fabulous taste you have and I love all the gorgeous Nativity scenes. I would also LOVE that Willow Tree set. :)

Beansieleigh said...

Oh BJ, it looks like you all had so much fun!!!.. and I LOVE the little wooden-whimsical nativity you have!.. So CUTE!! Wishing you lots more holiday fun as the big day gets closer! ((hugs)) ~tina

PEA said...

I have the Willow Tree nativity and absolutely love it. I buy a couple of pieces every year and the only thing I have missing now is the stable, stars and camel. Very expensive but I wait until it comes on sale:-) Love your whimsical nativity, so adorable.

It sounds like so much fun to have a tree trimming party and I so enjoyed seeing the pictures of your beautiful family decorating their tree. xoxo

Ralph said...

The reason for the season lies in the manger. Yet, the family together, singing, eating and enjoying their company i so special, too. Yours is a beautiful family!

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Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Loved this post BJ. Love the crosses....the connection of the nativity and the cross is an amazing one. I love the willow nativity too and you can add me to the list of one who wants one :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

There is just something magical about the simplicity of a solid white set!! I love it! Wonderful reason for the season!