Sunday, December 14, 2008

Busy day today!

Today John and I went to Church. The church was decorated so beautiful! The window sills in our church are deep so they always put greens, magnolia leaves and then a huge hurricane with a pure white candle inside it. They had all of them lit this morning. Our Christmas tree up near the sanctuary is about 40' tall and it is decorated with little white cross, doves, stars, trumpets, etc. It looks beautiful. I think they bought 2 huge new wreaths also for the front of the church because they were absolutely gorgeous this morning! We sang alot of the hymns that I love this time of year.

Then John and I met our 2 friends from the neighborhood for brunch. The restaurant we wanted to go to was closed so we ended up somewhere else. I had the Chicken and Spinach Salad and it was just yummy!

Then we went home and changed into comfy clothes. I have been having trouble with my cell phone, so we decided to go to Best Buy where John works and get me a new one! I am now the proud owner of a LG enV in maroon! Very festive looking! I love it already!!

I decided to take a picture of the outside of our home all lit up. I love candles in the windows. We have put most of them on a chord that you step on to turn off and on and it is so much easier!

This NOEL banner was made by a friend and sent to me about 1 week ago. I just hung it on my mantel in the kitchen. I love it! Thanks Lisa!!

Now I'm headed downstairs to read and hopefully complete the Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke. I will be starting The Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber after that. Everyone have a lovely evening!


Vickie said...

Lovely day and a beautiful house!

Kay said...

Gosh, Sherri! Your house is really beautiful. It's got such elegant proportions. You must be so proud of it. I sure would be! How wonderful that you had such a lovely day!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Candles in the window are my favorite too. I imagine that is what houses looked like many, many years ago.

Laura said...

Love the lit up windows! Your books sound like the perfect December reads, too.

Anonymous said...

Wow--very lovely. Looks so warm and inviting. Merry Christmas.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Sherri, your home is stunningly beautiful. I love candles in the window.

Christmas Blessings,
Kathi :)

Storybook Woods said...

You have such a beauitful home. Clarice

mysteryhistorymom said...

What a pretty banner! I have always wanted to read a story by Fluke, but have not gotten around to it. Do you like her? I am getting ready to read The Christmas Thief by Mary and Carol Higgins Clark. Have you read that one? I have had it for quite awhile and now is the perfect time.:) Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oh, and your house looks gorgeous!!! Love the lights in the windows... Lori

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!