Christmas time has arrived once more and this year I decided to try and go simpler with my decor. Now if you ask my sister, she will say she doesn't think it looks that way. But I did less than I normally do and didn't hardly decorate outside.
I will do a post later of my Christmas decor for the last 2 of you that I have reading.:) It's nothing special....
Besides, the whole reason we celebrate is because of the babe in a manger. His time was a simpler time. He didn't need lights or trees to celebrate His birth. He had the Angels!
Let's enjoy the season without all the stress of I have to get this person something or this person or this.... Not that I don't LOVE to shop and buy for people! The economy has kinda "made" me go back to a simpler time. Less gifts, more celebrating.
The snow helps set the scene for the Christmas season. Here, it's been snowing and blowing the last couple of days. Today, it's just sunny and down right cold.
It makes for a beautiful picture as this snow drift does....when taken from inside the house...
I enjoy the beauty as long as I don't have to spend too long outside in it. Have a great day everyone! Try and stay warm and remember the times when things were a whole lot simpler.
Life has a way of throwing things your way that you don't expect. That's what has happened to us. It could mean big changes....changes I'm not so comfortable with. But could turn out to be a great thing for the family. Please help us pray about this little "curveball" in this ballgame of life.
For as long as I can remember when I was a younger, I loved horses. When it came time to blow out my candles for my birthday and make a wish, I would wish for a horse. I'd save my money to go on a trail ride at the state park. I dreamed and drooled over them almost all my life.You see, I was a city girl living in a subdivision and there was no way I could have ever had one. Then I married a guy with 2, a mom and her little one. Being newly married, we couldn't afford the upkeep of 2 horses, so we passed them on to other family members. Since then, it's been a dream to have one again. We moved to the country 2 1/2 years ago and now we have room.
Now the dream is a reality.
Isn't she a beauty?
She has gotten more meat on her bones since this picture.
She seems like a real sweetheart.
Now we just have to get one of these....or something like it....and a fence so she can come to her new home.
A week or so ago, David and I took some much needed time away and went to beautiful Brown County, Indiana. The scenery was gorgeous and I enjoyed having some time away with just him even if it was just a weekend.
While we were there, we went to an antiques flea market. I had in my mind what I was looking for and how much I wanted to spend on it. I'm cheap, I guess and we looked through almost all the booths before I found them. I was looking for oil lamps. You see, we live in the country and the lights go out some. I thought they would be useful and also be a great addition to my decor.:) The first one I already had. The last 2 are the ones I just got. Love them!!
Things have been a little challenging for the Rauschenberger's lately. It started with my hubby slamming his finger in the tailgate of his dump truck....on a Friday. It ended up being fractured and badly sprained with many deep cuts and scratches. Thankfully, it is healing well.
The next Thursday, his parents were almost home after being gone since July and a semi driver ran them off the road into a guardrail in their motor home. They could have very well been badly injured because his mom is on oxygen and when they finally got stopped, everything was laying in a pile behind them. They had bought a love seat and I believe that is what saved them from being injured. His mom's window was gone and she was on the side of the traffic. They only had a few bumps and bruises.
Then, last Friday, David put his dump truck into the ditch to avoid hitting the back of someone who slammed on their brakes at the last minute. The gravel shifted and he landed on his side and slide for a bit. He wasn't injured other than a small scratch and some soreness. He was thanked by both drivers and the officer told him he did the right thing. I guess the insurance agent did too. I am so thankful to still have him with me and that noone was even injured. It could have been so much worse. If he hadn't been wearing his seat belt, he would have ended up hurt very badly, I'm sure. God has truly been protecting us. I give Him all the praise.