Tuesday, December 24, 2013

CHRISTmas Eve 2013!

Merry CHRISTmas Eve sweet ladies!

Been decorating the farmhouse.......ask if I am having fun! Yes!!!!!!!

It has been a very nice vacation time away from work! My heart is full and I am so grateful for the rest! 

My decorating was simple this year.....lots of greenery, pine cones, berries and ribbon!

I get all my greenery from Lowes when we buy our tree. They give them to me free!!!!!! A deal!

We got snow.......a lot a snow! We will have a beautiful white CHRISTmas.....just what I love to have at CHRISTmas Thyme!  You have to have snow right when you are from Alaska!!!!
The Sanctuary is gorgeous!!!!!! Thank you Jesus for the beautiful gift of refuge! When we are out there it is so peaceful and quiet, a favorite place on the farm! 

Birch says he likes and wondered if we knew it was snowing.....I 
told him yes.....Jesus means so much more to me as far as Him washing us as white as snow!

“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
Isaiah 1:18

Aspen is to the right......she looked so funny as she stood there with her head resting against the fence. Pitiful! 

This verse says it all!!!!!!!!

I just had to go outside and build a "Snowgirl", love her!
Need a hug?

Here is Daddy Cardinal who comes and eats outside our kitchen window with his wife.......she was at home so I didn't get her. I will try though!

Love doing chores.......in my pj's......perfect chore attire! The girls said no about going outside!!!!!!!!

One more pic of Birch.......this is the face he makes when he tells the Momma sheep he likes them! Silly guy! It's a ram thing!
Makes me giggle though when I see him act like this.....it's okay with me as long as he gives me little lambs in the spring!

I better go get ready to make our traditional CHRISTmas Eve treats for this evening. Everyone brings snack foods. It is when we all open up our gifts to each another. Poppa will read the CHRISTmas story and Jason our oldest will have all the grands sit as he hands out the gifts. It is a special time! I have them all etched in my memory!

Just want you all to know that you are all very special gifts....never would I have guessed that God would bless me so! With YOU!

May He protect you this coming year and make Himself ever so real to YOU! 

Love you, 



  1. Blessings on you and yours, Linda, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus - God in flesh appearing! What an amazing, gracious God!

  2. Hello Linda,
    I always love your photos, but that one of Birch with his face between the fence posts just tickled me. ~smile~ I just got my computer fixed after an awful virus. Hope that's the only one my house sees this winter.

    I do hope you have the most wonderful of Christmas Days!

    Christmas Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

  3. Your photos are wonderful! =)
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!


    GOD BLESS!!!

  5. Dear Linda,
    Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos! I love those verses in Isaiah, such encouragement.

    Praying for you and your family to have a most blessed Christmas!


  6. Very much enjoyed your photos.
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Merry Christmas. Your pictures always bring a smile to my face.

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family and may you all be blessed. It's almost time for us to get going on the highway again. Went to my late husband's family yesterday and today to mine. So, it's over the river and through the prairie we go as there are no woods around here. Jesus is born!♥♫

  9. Enjoy your photos. We had a wonderful family Christmas! Had three of our four children home for Christmas. Being with family is always a blessing. Blessings to you and your family. Enjoy the snow!

  10. Precious memories for you and yours! I just came home from dinner with my two precious sons and hubby and Jeremy's friend Cameron. We had such a great time! Love, love, love my phamily moments. Linda you would not want to be home in Alaska now. My high school friend Judy posted a sunrise photo of her and her latest gentleman friend! It was forty below and they were making an outdoor video! LOL! It is certainly beautiful where she lives. She worked for the FAA and is a self made millionaire. The home she lives in is spectacular, from all the photos she shares. But she also has five marriages behind her and no children. I will take my little house and precious phamily any day any time! Judy lives in Salcha!

  11. I named my baby boy Jason. He is now 41 years old.



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