Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Oh Peaceful Night!

Just a few pictures of my living room at night. I just love my little plastic church all lit up!

I love sitting in here in the peace and quite. It's such a comforting feeling!

My infamous plastic candles I wrote about in an earlier post.

I want to share with you a beautiful message I received in a Christmas card this week. It rings so true with me!

The Older I Get... 
the simpler my holiday preparations become...
the closer I feel to old friends as I write my Christmas cards...
the more I cherish the oldest ornaments...
the more fondly I remember Christmases past...
the longer I hold on to a holiday hug...
the more I realize Christmas is a matter of the heart...
the tighter my throat gets when I sing "Silent Night"...
the more I enjoy giving than receiving...
the more I try to see Christmas through the eyes of a a child...
the longer I sit at night in the glow of the Christmas tree...
the more wondrously beautiful the Christmas story is...

the deeper my awe at God's infinite love...
the More I Love Christmas!

I'm sure these last few days before Christmas will be a flurry of activity and final preparations. So at this time I'd like to wish you all a beautiful holiday! I have truly enjoyed getting to know so many of you this past year. I've enjoyed your stories, your photos and your homes. And I have truly enjoyed your visits! I look forward to getting to know you all even better in the coming year!

Wishing you ALL a most joyous holiday season!

Merry Christmas to all! And to all a good night! ~~Annie


  1. Your home is so well-decorated, really peaceful!

    And the message is really meaningful!!


  2. It looks so cozy with the glow of the Christmas lights and your lil' church is wonderful all lit up! Merry Christmas to you and yours:)

  3. Thank you so much for sharing that poem! Your home is beautiful. Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  4. I love the little church even more,
    lit up :) Your living room looks
    so warm and inviting! I love the
    candles and the story you told
    about them on the earlier post.
    I am so glad I found your blog,
    Annie, wish I had started my blog
    a lot sooner, might have gotten to
    meet you when I came that way...
    I wish you a Merry Christmas & a
    healthy, prosperous Happy New Year!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  5. I always enjoy your photos and how pretty everything looks! I am winding down and planning to enjoy the next few days! Merry Christmas to you!

  6. The cozy glow looks so festive!! And I love that verse- it really is so true!!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  7. what a peaceful and cozy room. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. Merry Christmas right back atcha..I love your little plastic church too..:)

  9. I love the look of lights at night and the soft glow, so comforting when everyone else is asleep and all is quiet, for a little while.


  10. Thank you so much for sharing that message with us on your blog! I enjoy your pics, too! You have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    The Quilted Pumpkin

  11. Annie,
    The message you shared from the Christmas card is so true!! Thanks for sharing it.
    Your home looks beautiful all aglow with Christmas lights...I also love to sit at night in the peace and quite...and take it all in.
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

  12. Love the look of your house at night...so peacefull and the poem is so true...never really thought about it before...thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family too Annie and I am also so glad to have gotten to know you.

  13. What a beautiful home and I enjoyed reading your post. You're right, the older we get we STOP and enjoy the meaning of it all. I say that I treasure life and every small memory a lot more now.
    I'm glad I found your lovely Prim blog. Please hop on over to Lillie Mae Acres and I hope you enjoy it as well.
    Merry Christmas.

  14. Your decorations are wonderful! Just wanted 2 wish u and yours HAPPY HOLIDAYS;)

  15. Still loving your blog and especially your Christmas post..and that little church reminds me so much of similar items waaaaay back when I was a child (LOL) Blessings for 2010 from N.C. Cabin In The Woods

  16. Hi Annie~
    I hope you and your family enjoyed a Christmas filled with many blessings.
    I love sitting in the living room at night with all the twinkle ligts on as well. It is very peaceful and serene!
    Thanks for sharing that beautiful poem with us. I feel as though they could be my words as well, the older I get.
    Hugs to you and Happy New Year!


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