Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Christmas, oh how I love Christmas. It's truly my favorite time of year. Sometimes I wish Christmas time lasted two months because it's always over in a flash. Probably one of the reasons I love Christmas is because I love shopping for presents for friends and family. It just wouldn't feel like Christmas if I wasn't out on my 800th shopping trip a day or two before Christmas getting one or two more last minute things. Although I must say I did quite a bit of online shopping this year and that is definitely the way to go! Especially when Free Super Saver Shipping is involved! Here is a collection of iPhone pictures that I've been taking to document my December! :)

This Christmas my best gift will be that my whole family will be here to celebrate it and everyone is healthy! Is there really any better gift than that? I know Christmases like this one will be the ones I cherish forever. I had a discussion with some friends earlier this week and talked about our FAVORITE Christmas presents we have ever received. Even though I have been beyond spoiled over the years it was pretty hard to think of an all time favorite gift/item. The thing that stands out to me were the memories of the time spent enjoying Christmas with my family and being ever so thankful for the reason we celebrate Christmas, the birth of my Savior & King!

I have always loved the Christmas story as long as I can remember. Setting up our nativity scenes was one of my favorite things and it still is :) My heart fills with gratitude thinking back to that first Christmas and the humble way Jesus Christ was born. Two years ago I heard a song by the group, BarlowGirl, and it really touched me. When I hear a song I like, I often imagine music videos in my head, and this song was no exception. Last summer I decided to go ahead and make the music video in my head a reality, and it may not have turned out exactly as I pictured (not that they ever do, haha) but I hope it's able to help the song speak to you.
So here is my Christmas gift to you, Merry Christmas!

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
Luke 2:15-18

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  1. What a beautiful Christmas message and video.

    Merry Christmas.

  2. Its funny Shannon how much a vision can come from our minds and create something so beautiful. I love the video and your love of Christmas!