Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Post with an Adventskranz!

Bonjour and Joyeux Noel!

Hope everyone is staying all bundled up and warm this holiday season. We have had very cold rainy weather here. But, I am happy to report we will be staying very warm on Christmas day, as we will be in sunny Mexico! Since we are not going to be around, I decided to put a little artificial tree up this year. Not ultra chic, but it certainly works! The past few days I have been thinking about what to use for my Christmas post. Then this morning, I received an email from my youngest daughter Bre, and she sent the perfect material! She has recently moved to Germany and this will be her first Christmas living abroad. I was delighted by her email and the photos she sent of her first handcrafted Adventskrantz! This is her sweet description: "So in Germany they have a tradition that five Sundays before Christmas you make an Adventskranz (a wreath with four candles). You light one candle the first Sunday, then two the next Sunday and so on until all the candles have been lit. You can light them during the week too, but only the ones previously lit. So anyway, I decorated ours and wanted to share it with you!" I learned something new today about another Christmas tradition, and thought it would make the perfect Christmas post to share with all of you! Below is Bre's beautiful Adventskranz.

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us Bre. Merry Christmas!

And Merry Christmas to all of you! Hope to see you in the New Year! Cheers and Warm Blessings, R.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Our Sunrise

Happy Sunday! We had the most beautiful sunrise today. Try as I may, I could not capture the full extent of such beauty in my camera lens. This is my best shot. Thought I should share it with you anyway. This truly is a magnificent Universe! Blessings ~ R.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tis the Season!

Aah, tis the season! We have been very busy selling Townhouses out here in the west. We are incredibly blessed to have gone mostly untouched by this slow economic time. And thank goodness, things seem to be turning around for the better in this great Country of ours! However, there are still a lot of folks down and out of work this winter. It is pretty cold out here where we live, and I was just thinking about going through the closets to find our extra coats. When my girls were young & still at home, they would get new coats each year. Because I was sooo strict (just ask them!) their previous years coat would still be in really good condition. We would take the coats and give them to folks that could really use them. I still do this every year and I hope my girls do too! So, if you happen to have an extra jacket or coat, I am sure someone out there would really appreciate receiving it. Tis the Season! ~ Merci! R.