Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Yes, Virginia, There is Another Blogger Going on Christmas Break

IN THE NEWS: "Police picked up two naked men on a late night bike ride in a New Zealand town but let them off with a warning: put on helmets. " Read more HERE.

Monday's big Kissing Blogfest was super great! I enjoyed reading everyone's kiss scenes so much that my cheeks hurt from smiling so much!

What a great way to end the year, because now it's time to say good-bye.
Good-bye. :)
I'll be on Christmas break until January 4th.
(Boo-hoo, I know)

So now I'll leave you with a bit of randomness that's been going on in my world:

**thought my hubby was going to strangle me the other day when he opened up the dollhouse box that I asked him to put together for Christmas.
Honestly, who knew there would be so many little pieces?

**I bought $50 worth of salmon at the supermarket yesterday! Yes! $50! (For Christmas Eve dinner) The woman working behind the counter handed me the fish with a stunned expression and murmured "May God bless you". :)

**Our family lit the last Advent candle in church this Sunday to a whopping 40 people in church. (we had a foot and a half of snow the night before)

**My sister-in-law called me yesterday to ask me if I had any ideas for gifts for our in-laws. On December 22! I think I blurted, "Are you for real?"
She was.
Unfortunately, I had no ideas to give her.

**I'm all wrapped and ready for Christmas, but I think I might head out to shop anyway and take advantage of some of the great sales today.

Whew! That's all from me. So...


Luke 2:1-14
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Have a wonderful Christmas, happy holidays, and see you next year!


Sande said...

Kissing Blogfest ... where!! Got to go do that one even if it is late.

Hope you have a lot of margin in your time out of the usual.

See you in 2010

Maria Zannini said...

Merry Christmas, Jennifer!

Hope 2010 is bright and happy.

Enjoy your break.

Prixie said...

same to you and your family

Nisa said...

Oh my goodness, that is a lot of snow! I loved all your little blurbs. It sounds like Christmas is going to be very busy for you! Have a great one!

Merry Christmas!

Kristen Painter said...

Merry Christmas!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Let me make sure I have this straight:

Parts & pieces.

Got it. ;)

Merry Christmas!
~ Wendy

Sarah Forgrave said...

I laughed at so many things on this post...The New Zealand story is too outrageous.

Merry Christmas! Enjoy your break!

Joanne said...

Merry Christmas, and all best for a wonderful New Year!

Linda Kage said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you in 2010!

Stephanie said...

Merry Christmas to you, too, Jennifer! Can't wait to see what 2010 brings us!

Chicki said...

I'm on a semi-blogging break -- just posting classic R&B Christmas songs.

Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Ha! That's awesome!!!!! Merry Christmas, Jennifer! I hope it's wonderful for you, your family, and friends! See you 4 Jan!

Tamika: said...

Merry Christmas Jennifer! Pray you enjoy the break, we'll miss you.

Love salmon girl- yummy!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Enjoy your feast and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Terri Tiffany said...

Thank you for thinking of me:) We returned from PA yesterday after a long two day car ride. Not my thing. My mother has surgery in January but I was glad to be there and talk with the surgeon etc. Hope to be back blogging soon too! Merry Christmas!

Jill Kemerer said...

You are going to have quite the salmon dinner, aren't you?? And you're all wrapped?? Uggh! I haven't gotten that far!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Tere Kirkland said...

Merry Salmon Eve! I mean, Merry Christmas! My husband and I once asked for half a salmon, and the person behind the meat counter had no idea how to cut it. They had to let my husband-- former sushi chef, and salmon smoking enthusiast-- slice it down the dorsal.

Oh, and there's a little present waiting for you at my blog. ;)

Jessica said...

Merry Christmas! I love Salmon with a good, creamy sauce. Yum!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. :-)

Natalie said...

Mmm... salmon. Marry Christmas Jennifer!

Bethany Wiggins said...

Merry Christmas!

VR Barkowski said...

Have a joyous Christmas and a magical New Years, Jennifer!

Marianne Arkins said...

Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and yours!

Catherine Denton said...

Enjoy your break. We'll look forward to seeing you back on the 4th!

Kristin said...

Merry Christmas! My brother spent 3 HOURS putting the wooden dollhouse together this year for my nieces. He said the box claimed 30 minute assembly. He said it was that long just getting it out of the box! Lol.

Jen Chandler said...

I hope your Christmas was merry and bright and here's to a prosperous, joyful and healthy new year!


JennyMac said...

Salmon for dinner? Sorry I missed that! YUM.

Happy New Year Jennifer.

lilly said...

The Christmas is passed but I hope you had a great one and that you're enjoying the break.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Jennifer!

Nishant said...

Hope you have a lot of margin in your time out of the usual.

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