Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas is Coming!

Dear Friends,

We hope you had a lovely St. Nicholas Day~ We had a fun time enjoying the gifts that St. Nicholas left in our shoes, especially Frankie's fun blocks!

After St. Nicholas Day, we put up our tree (not very old-fashioned of us, we know; tsk, tsk!) and decorated it several times over! We love having a tree that is child-friendly and decorated with ornaments that they have made themselves.

~Meanwhile, the small dolls have been making preparations of their own!

Today we had a real treat as we visited a local greenhouse that grows over 15,000 poinsettias each year~ The colors and smell of moist earth were quite euphoric!

The lady working at the greenhouse even offered to take our picture (We'll have to come back with Mr. Graham next time)~

We hope that you are enjoying a beautiful holiday season. May we all be blessed with the love of the Savior in our hearts, as we prepare to celebrate His birth. May His peace be upon us all, and give us the righteous longings of our hearts.




The Wreath is on the Door

The wreath is on the door
And the snow is on the tree
God has laid His holy hands
On all that we can see.

Be quick to raise your voice
And praise what He has brought.
Keep now His love in every choice
And Christmas in every thought.



  1. Marqueta,

    You and your lovely family look so beautiful amidst all those flowers.

    Poinsettias are just the nicest flower...perfect for Christmas.

    Thank you for sharing your day...

    Be blessed dear friend,


  2. What a fun outing with the children. The picture of all of you is precious!


  3. A whole greenhouse full of poinsettias - that is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing these photos.

  4. Wow that greenhouse must have been amazing!! ~I am wondering how it smelled? Great pictures the tree looks like it is coming along nicely and Frankie looks very happy with his blocks!...when you get a chance come visit us over at our blog we miss ya over there http://bigdreamslittlehouse.blogspot.com
    We hope that you are settling in your new home ~Love Heather & Anna ;)

  5. Well, either I have never heard of St. Nicholas Day or I thought it was closer to Christmas day. I will have to do a little investigating! :~P
    Making homemade ornaments is so fun, not just for children!(But they are usually better at it than I am! :~O )
    Your trip to the greenhouse must have been amazing ~ 15,000 poinsettias! Too bad Mr.Graham wasn't in the photo ~ perfect Christmas Card!
    Christmas Cheer from the farm!

  6. Dear MArqueta,
    We had a great St Nihcolas day too,
    I love the pile of blocks
    Poinsettias are a beuatiful flower for decorating with for Christmas
    We decorate our tree next week
    Blessings to you and your family

  7. What a lovely picture of you all! And visiting a greehouse is a wonderful idea:-)

  8. Such a sweet post Marqueta...I always love visiting you and your sweet family...it leaves me feeling very peaceful! The baby is growing so much....blessings,Shelley

  9. Oh I love this time of year, there is magic in the air. So many memories to be made. Enjoy xoox Clarice

  10. So What other kind of crafts did "Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts" have inside? What else do you plan to make?

  11. Merry Christmas decorating! how sweet the ornaments are and made with each sweet little memory too!
    and what a nice lady that was to take a picture of you and your children at the green house... maybe if you don't make it back with Mr. Graham... you can have fun with the computer picture & imaging and 'paste' him into the picture some how, lol!

    Glad to see you nicely settled in your new home :O)

    blessings!! Deanna

  12. Wow! That picture of Tasha, in particular, decorating the tree is breathtaking!

  13. Dear Marqueta,
    What sweet photos of you and your children!
    Oh, look at those Poinsettias ~ how lovely ~
    I love the sweet old~fashioned Christmas tree so prettily decorated!
    Thank you so much for the get well wishes ~ I'm feeling much better.


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