Sunday, December 17, 2006

Did you know that Santa...

has a second house in the Ozark mountains, and that during his off-season he is a patriotic chicken farmer??? Yep... and his house here is decorated for Christmas all year long. Today he and Mrs. Claus were giving out milk and cookies, listening to wishlists, and letting the kids roam through the workshop (the entire house) and play in the yard. Sadly, my camera was on the wrong setting, so a lot of my photos are either blurry or need a lot of editing to fix the white balance, but I thought I would share some of the ones that did turn out. We had so much fun. The kids' favorite part ended up being the massive pile of leaves... they took turns burying each other, and we were actually impressed with just how BIG the piles Todd was picking up were! It finally feels like Christmas season here... and I love it.

I am going to stay up tonight and work on editing/scrapping some of the other pictures. I will share when I am done.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on both the new job and the paid photo shoot!

When I went with the Deacons on Saturday to go Christmas caroling, we literally witnessed the hand of God working a miracle!

There was a bed-bound lady being wheeled into the dining area and we started singing. All of a sudden, she motioned that she wanted to be taken back out in the hallway where we were. She softly started singing all the songs with us. Afterwards we asked her what her name was and she said, "thank you".

A few minutes later, the lady in charge of the night shift for the nursing home came up to us very excited to let us know that the singing lady had a stoke over a month ago and that the staff had been unsuccessfully working with her to try to get her to talk again. Not only did she start talking, she was singing!

Sometimes the very best Christmas gifts are not ones found tied up in pretty packages.



Jolene George said...

Your picture always make me smile...such a powerful thing. Thanks Jenn!