Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays...

Happy holidays to all in the blogosphere!

We took a trip to Ocean Shores here in Washington. It is about a 2-3 hour drive, but is right on the coast (hence the name) and has nothing for anyone to do except to enjoy being together. I like being able to see my little girls when the wake up (I usually am at work when they get up) and be with them all day.
It is nice out here if you like remote locations with one or two shops and lots of cloudy rainy weather. There is a beach, but not one that the bathing bikinied beauties of the tropical locations would enjoy. Just people who like to try to stay warm, wearing 5 layers of clothing. Volleyball and beach parties are virtually non-existant. Suffice it to say that it is a perfect place to have a getaway from the daily speed of life and to remember what Christmas is all about.

Isaiah 9:6:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Luke 2:7-14
7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:29-34
29Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
33And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
34And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

Auntie Susie, Lucy, & Antie Emily

So, enjoy your holidays. Both my family and I wish you a peaceful and blessed day.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful place to get away from it all and spend time with family!
    I hope you and your family had wonderful Christmas!