Happy New Year!!!

on Christmas eve

For the second year ever I’m going to celebrate New Years with my son, for the second year (if I’m lucky) he doesn’t know about the celebration and the fireworks ;) If I get it my way he’s in bed by 9 pm (that’s late for him, by the way). Next year I might wake him up for the firework, but we’ll see!!

I’m, on the other hand, going to be awake the whole time. We’re going to visit some good friends of ours for dinner and MT’s going to spend the night there since I’m going to lead a midnight service in our church. I look forward to it on one hand and do not want to leave the others on the other hand, but I have to….. They’ll do great and tonight I’m going to have my whole bed to myself without a tiny little boy taking up most of the room ;) – oh, yea, I’m going to miss him!! But by breakfast time I’ll see him again, so no reason to worry!

With a few photos from our Christmas I wish you all the very best for the New Year and Gods blessing!!

Decorating our tree Opening gifts - this from his uncle with family a little bit of fake smile MT on the side..

And give you the most hopeful words for the year to come (this my sermon is about…)

Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:1-4.8-12

Sorry…again

Sorry for not writing and not reading lately, my son and my work have consumed me and my time. Hope I’ll get the hang of it soon, I miss blogging and reading what you write on a regular basis (not every once a while). Hope Christmas was good and will (in case I might not return in time…) wish you a blessed new year!!!

Hugs from me

and no; haven’t forgotten you at all ;)

Thursday Thirteen #18

TT; late advent 2006

  1. Write Christmas cards to friends and family
  2. Send them….
  3. Buy all the gifts to family and friends living far away and wrap them
  4. …and, off course, send them!
  5. Bake gingerbread man with friends and my boy and his friend; it’s going to be both fun and exhausting.
  6. Buy a Christmas tree for our living room, I’m not going to decorate it before December 23rd but this year I don’t want an “old” tree (that has been cut many weeks ago).
  7. Clean and tidy up the whole house.
  8. Roll candles with MT (of the honey wax kind, I’m not sure of the proper English word for this….)
  9. Buy the last of the packages for MT and friends close by. Wrap them and deliver them :D
  10. Write sermons for the Christmas and New Year services (then I can spend all my free time with my boy; a smart move!)
  11. Make something like a wreath to hang on my front door, maybe a heart made of fresh cut branches??
  12. Buy new light bulbs for the outdoor lighting and change the broken ones(!)
  13. Make this LIME more Christmasy (it’s about time)!!!

HAVE A LOVELY ADVENT TIME PEOPLE

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St.Lucia

Lucia
MT had his first ever experience with St.Lucia day today. He was a star boy. And so proud of him self; so was I ;)
Lucia Lucia Lucia
I like the tradition of the day, but I wish people knew who Lucia was and that she was more than a nice person. She was a young woman with a strong belief and faith in Jesus, she dared to help those who did go into hiding because of persecution.

Here is our local little Lucia:
Lucia

A few years back I wrote this little post about her……
(St.Lucia not our little girl).

NOTE TO SELF…

When trying to access internet, – make sure the line is plugged into the wall socked before you give up trying to surf the web….

Sadly I remembered it first when I was in bed last night why I wasn’t able to log on; the night before I had removed the line because the weather forecast said thunder storm.

from 2.0 to 2.0.5 in no time….

So did you feel it??! I just upgraded from wordpress 2.0 to wordpress 2.0.5 in a few minutes. What have I’ve been so afraid off, putting it off for several weeks….hehe; I’m happy now. And I have to go to sleep, during the process our time passed midnight – and I’m sleepy!

See you tomorrow, maybe I get to do some holiday cleaning here at lime as well as in my house?!

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