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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Love is.....So much more

Good morning! Since I was suppose to share my giveaway winner from my birthday giveaway which ran from last Saturday through yesterday. I will annouce that winner first! Drum roll.....
It is Sandie! She is a terrific blogger and her Chatty Crone space is one I know many of you know! Please visit her and wish her well today! Congratulations Sandie! I will e mail you so I can send your giveaway gift on its way! Woo Hoo! Lucky lady! Sandie is a darling angel sharing so much good humor with us! She always has a beautiful share and today is no different. Visit her blog!
I wanted to share these sweet angels too. They fit the season don't they? Plus they are great additions to my birthday giveaway winner Sandie and my share with Marydon at Love Tomorrow I can share them with Sally for my Blue Monday share! I do have a host of blues to share but I will start with this one tomorrow!
Now I want to share my Spiritual Sunday. I hope you will visit Sweet Charlotte and thank her for her ongoing support of this weekly enouragement. I feel so blessed knowing all of you and I really love the shares I find around Spiritual SUnday. Thank you Charlotte you are a kind heart~
"Then Joseph...did as the angel of the Lord commanded him. " Matthew 124.
Think about Joseph. He was a small player in the greatest role of his life! He was single handedly chosen by the Lord to become the earthly father of Our Lord and Savior Jesus! I though Mary had a tough role! Joseph was mostly in the background but he sacrificed his place in his society to take on this role. He could have said no way! I am not breaking Jewish law! He knew he would be looked down on for marrying Mary although she was already with child.
During this glorious season with all the beautiful festivities please never ever forget the true and most important season for this season! The birth of Jesus Christ is and always will be first and foremost in our hearts!
This is artwork depicting the Holy Family. My middle Rebekah created this when she was in Catholic school and it is dated Dec 2001. It hangs in the living room during the holiday season. My middle girl is an angel!
Now I want to share one final angel. I received my Secret Santa Soiree package from my partner and I am currently trying to figure out who she is! I may have an idea who she is is but here is a glimpse of what she sent to me!

Some Harry and David truffles! Oooh...have to have those before I start my New Year diet plan! :)
A secret surprise!

A sweet cherub/angel! I love it! It matches one I have sitting on my dresser that is a little porcelain treasure box! Secret Santa where you peeking in my window?
A pretty note with a sweet angel guarding my packages all the way from.....Hmmm...Secret Santa where do you live?
A Yankee votive candle, actually a pair, with the intriguing scent of "Over the River". So sweet and Christmas scented! Plus it is a pretty shade of blue!
Some Swiss Miss Carcel Cream! I will have to share this with my Sweets! He is a carmel flavored addict!
A holiday note pad and much much more. I received some candy,a nail file and some tea time items. I am going to show those at a later date! There was a beautiful box of note cards and they are artwork reproductions. So pretty. Thank you so much Secret Santa! I will share more items next time.
I had so much fun playing Santa to my secret pal and I know she showered me with many wonderful gifts. Thanks for being such a generous Santa! Go visit Suzanne. You can see what others received from their Santa's too!
I will close with a love hug to all of you here! Come back soon!


Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Anne :) :)

Congrats to the giveaway winner, Sandy :) :)

Anne, those H&D truffles are GOOD...I epsecially like the moose munch :) :)

Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Coloradolady said...

Anne, it looks like you have a great package there and what fun and nice gifts!! Cute little angel and how great it matches one you already have.

I love your artwork by your daughter, very pretty! She is so talented!! Merry Christmas sweet friend!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

What a sweet Secret Santa. Such beautiful gifts. The pleasure is in guessing. Enjoy your Sunday!

Marilyn said...

Hi! Would you believe I got the pictures loaded to share my fantastic give away loot! The miracle is in finding where they hide once they leave my phone and go into my computer. My SIL is going to be glued to this computer next weekend and fixing my picture files!! Or else Santa might not get here on Christmas Eve-at least that's MY plan! A huge grin is on my face and a thank you hug is being sent your way. ♥♫

Marydon said...

So love that pink bracelet, Anne. WOO-HOO! Sandie is a gem of a peach amongst us. Always a delight ... congrats on her winning your giveaway.

What lovely gifts from your secret pal.
So many yummies & pretties to enjoy. Very generous friend.

Love your little angels ... you fit right in there with them beautifully, Anne.

Merry Christmas

Chatty Crone said...

You sure did get some wonderful gifts from your secret pal. And I am the lucky Sandie who won your giveaway. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am excited. sandie

Theresa said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner! I love ALL of those sweet gifts from the Secret Santa!

Enjoy your evening Dear Anne, HUGS!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS to Sandy and loving your presents!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Sweet Tea said...

Enjoy those truffles - sooooooo goooood!!

Sandie is a sweetie and a deserving winner.
Congrat's to her.

SmilingSally said...

Looking for blue...

Happy Blue Monday, Anne.

Parsley said...

Never had those kinds of chocolates. Looks fact all the goodies look yummy LOL

LV said...

Anne, so glad your SS treated you so well. Enjoyed your inspiring words and thoughts as well. Thanks for all the great comments and visits. Take care my friend until we meet again.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Anne, Congrats to Sandie (Chatty Crone).. She is a friend of mine --and a great lady...

You got some great gifts from your secret Santa... Congrats to you!!!!

Just wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Denise said...

Nice post.

chubskulit said...


Late visiting from Blue Monday, come see my Blue when you get a chance. Thank you!

Charlotte said...

Thank you, Anne for sharing your love with all you come in contact with. You are very generous. This post is a wonderful example of that fact.

Neabear said...

Fun gifts you got from your secret Santa. It was fun to participate in that this year! I also love your manger scene picture. That is so pretty!