Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

I LOVE Christmas. Really, I do.

Over the last 3 years, the whispers of my heart keep bringing me back to the simple truth that He came to us. He loves us that much. The whispers turn to screams during Christmas time and I'm already sad that this season is almost over. I've already decided that I'm going to keep listening to Christmas music well into the New Year.

I could go on and on, but these articles are a good place to start.

Buying and wrapping gifts really are some of my love languages. This year I carefully chose which wrapping papers I wanted and went to town! I went with a traditional color scheme compared to last year. I'm thankful that I'm driving to see my family so I can arrive in Memphis and feel like Santa Claus walking in with wrapped gifts!

This year I only put up some of my favorite ornaments.
This one was purchased in NYC on this trip.

This is a Yak from Nepal.
This one and the Abominable Snowman below
are both from this store in Kathmandu.

I was invited to a fun ornament exchange this year and I wanted to take this one home with me, but it was frozen before I could steal it! So I just went and bought it for myself instead :)

This is another one from Nepal. It makes me laugh every time I look at. Let me explain: In the Nepali language the "I" has an "E" sound, so phonetically in Nepal, this says "Peace!"

This ornament predates me, but I loved it so much when I found it at
a thrift store in town that I took it home for a quarter.

This is a shout out to my brother!

This elephant, the Nepali couple below and the two after that are also from the Nepali store mentioned above as well. I can't get over the didi in her sari telling me "Namaste"
every year when I hang her up on the tree.

My roommate and I have very similar 'First Christmas' ornaments,
except her ornament is a different year.

And last but not least, is the ornament that I did go home with from the ornament exchange. My roommate actually opened it and my number was next, so I stole it from her and took it home! She was ok with it...she knew I would love it!

Wherever you are in the world, may you have a Happy Christmas filled with Christ's love.


dulci said...

great ornaments! love the yak!