Happy New Year
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For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
Post Christmas Greetings Sweet Friends,
Hope this finds you rested up after all the Joy and Fun of Christmas.
I am feeling better than on Monday, but guess I have caught a cold,
so not feeling super peppy yet and it's Thursday already. Would like
to have some one over for New Years but not sure that is gonna happen
unless I feel a whole lot better soon, but that's okay, cause we aren't
exactly what you would call party animals. lol
Pictures today are more of our Christmas Decorations for 2022.
These are from our Foyer and Living room area.
Now on with my Thankfuls..............
Thankful that our sweet neighbor came over to offer my husband
wood logs, for our fireplace just as he was going out to chop wood.
What a blessing it was for him not to have to chop it, and safer
too, plus saved him time as well. So we all got to enjoy being
warm and cozy by the fire numerous times. We were all so
delighted that we had a cold Christmas, as it has been years
since it was cold all day. Usually we start out with long
sleeves and by 11:00 we are dying and have to put on
something else. FYI - we live in Central Florida.
Thankful our kids from S Carolina got here on Friday afternoon,
and we all went out to dinner together as a family to celebrate
our Son-in-loves birthday (which isn't until early Jan.) but wanted
to be able to surprise him and celebrate with him for a change.
Thankful lil darling got to sleep over and hang out for
awhile on Sat. so she could spend time with her Aunt
Dina and Uncle Jerry. She adores them, and they
Thankful that on Christmas eve, we got to visit for awhile
and then Dee and I did most of the cooking for Christmas
Brunch and Dinner, which is fun for us, as we enjoy cooking
together..... but have to say we were a lil more tired than
usual, so maybe not as fun as usual. lol The Beef Stew was
already done for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner,
Thankful that we had an awesome Christmas day with the
whole family being able to be together this year.
Thankful for a yummy Brunch and Dinner that was easy
yet delicious. We liked to do a lot of make ahead dishes
we can just pop in the oven.
Thankful for all the lovely cards, baked goods and thoughtful
gifts we received as well.
Thankful that Dee and Jerry made pretty good time
driving back to SC. It only took them 7 hrs. rather
than the 9, it took after Thanksgiving. Typicallly,
the drive is 5 1/2 to 6 hours. Sad they had to leave
the next day, but grateful they got to come.
Thankful to have a few do nothing days after Christmas,
as we were beyond tired, even tho it was a very good tired.
Only did what we had to do! Doing a lil more today,
but plan not to overdue it for sure. lol
Thankful for all the leftover food we have just been
able to heat up. One of the perks of hosting I must say!
Thankful for another Andrea Bocelli Christmas Special
we got to see the night after Christmas on TBN.
I think you might still be able to see it. They had
2 different ones, this one was called a "Bocelli
Family Christmas", I think! It was beautiful and
Magical...........So if you get a chance think you will
Thankful for this weeks "Take Away" show on TBN.
They interviewed Ann VosCamp and Sissie Graham
Lynch. Excellent interviews from somd really wise
ladies. Gave me a whole new appreciation for Ann
VosCamp as she shared some of her testimony. She
has really been through some really tough things
in her life. Think you could check this show out
too on TBN. We get it through Roku.
Well, that's it for us... here at Cozy Place.
This is our Christmas Edition!!
Praying for a Good New Year in 2023
for each of you and your families.
Only 3 days away! Can hardly believe it!
Love, Hugs, and Happy New Year
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 NIV
Merry Merry Christmas
Hope you and yours have a lovely Joy Filled day.
Love, Hope and Blessings,
Pictures today are from our family room
This year 2022. Finally got to take
some pictures. lol
Thankful for a fun show we discovered on discovery +,It is called "HGTV Christmas at the White House," and it shows you all the decorating they do, and all the things they make, it's lovely and fun.....and they have years of them. It was funny cause I was just saying to my hubby the day before I wish they had a program that showed people decorating for Christmas as it might be motivating for me. lol
Mrs. Moose is new to our house this year. My hubby saw one years ago at Burlington coat factory, when he was still working and just loved him cause he was sotall, skinny and just comical really. Tried to talk him into buying it for this office but he never did, but every time we would go into the store, he would look for him and after a few times he was gone and he was disappointed. So we saw one this year at Bealls and made him get it!! lol
So he told lil darling that this is our Moose on the Loose instead of the Elf on the Shelf
Just gotta love this face.
did you notice her on our hearth.
Thankful for our Son's help again, We still had some furniture that needed moving again. As we are getting rid of a futon in our office and the love seat that was in the living room is replacing it for now.
Thankful for a good day with lil darling on Friday. Had our usual breakfast she loves, made some Rolo Pretzel candies, Played restaurant a lot, watched The Christmas cookie baking challenge and did a lot of swinging, and she took a nap, she is fighting off something and feels okay but has a bad cough that keeps hanging on.
#4 and 5
Thankful for a lovely graduation party we attended on Sat. evening. It was a college graduation for a young man we have known for years. We became friends with his Mom years ago, when she became a single parent, so they (along with his 2 sisters) have all been a part of our life for years now. He is such a great kid and we are so proud of him. He already has a new job lined up and will be moving to Texas in February. He got an engineering degree, and he is so excited. We are thankful for him and that they actually live streamed the grad. service, so we got to see it. Congratulations Allen!
Thankful for another really great Christmas special on TBN called "All Heaven and Nature Sings" with the Bill Gaither and friends. It was so good and so uplifting. We so enjoyed it!
Thankful that we unexpectedly got to have lil darling for the day on Monday. She has not been feeling super good, fighting off something. Taught her to wrap presents today, and she rested up quite a bit. Which is good.
Thankful that I got a lot of wrapping done which is good since we had done no wrapping at all. Hubby put snow (fiberfill) on our tree. Still trying to decide if I want to do more to it or not!! lol As I am not feeling the greatest myself.
Note: Tuesday all wrapping is done........yea!! I did some. hubby did most of the rest, while I worked on cards. Decided just to put a topper on our tree and leave the rest natural, and it still looks great.
Thankful for my sweet husband and all he has done to help me all this month. He has truly been a life saver! Could have never done it without him for sure.
Thankful all my family cards are made, and others sent out thru e-mail and some addressed and mailed. All done......
Thankful that the house is almost completely done. Just have to finish cleaning our master bath tomorrow, and that's it. Yea!
Note: all done
Thankful that our beef stew is all done for our traditional Christmas Eve Dinner. Tables are all planned and thankful my daughter will be here to help me cook on Christmas eve.
Thankful that we got to have lil darling for a good part of the day, and she and our Son wound up having dinner with us.
Well, that's it for Cozy Place this week.
This is the right before Christmas Edition!!
Thanks for stopping in
Hope you and your family have an Amazing
and Joy Filled Christmas.
Love, Hugs and
Merry Christmas Blessings,
Hope this finds you doing well, and pacing yourself, so that you are not to worn out by the big day! Have to say I have been pacing myself out of necessity. lol I am finally nearing the end of my decorating, finally and !I am feeling quit a bit better this week, reading my bible and praying more, exercising, sitting in the sun, and listening to Christmas music more, Oh and drinking some eggnog (our usual Christmas tradition and it's non-alcoholic- lol).....
All..... of this has helped. and especially some that I know were praying for me as well. PTL
I remember Joyce Meyers saying one time in her teaching, if you are in need of prayer, ask right away, don't wait until you are so bad it takes a truckload of Christians to pray you out of it. So True!!
You don't have to tell the whole world but a few friends who you know will pray, should take care of it.
Pictures today are of another Christmas Table from the past. This was taken during the blue hour (a photography term) and with a different camera.
So on with my Thankfuls..............
Thankful that even tho, I got up feeling emotionally ,spiritually and physically depleted on Sunday morning., and really didn't feel like going to church, I decided to go anyway, and I am so glad I did, cause it really turned out to be a great day after all. We really need that fellowship with other believers as well as the teaching and reminders from scripture, and to sing of God's glory.
Thankful for a lovely day at church and a nice lunch out to Texas Roadhouse with some other dear friends.
Nice to get to catch up with them.
Thankful for our wonderful Christmas program on Sunday evening. They are always good, but this one was exceptional and had lots of special affects, and was very clear about the real meaning of Christmas.
Thankful for a new quote I just saw on facebook that I really liked and think is so true.
"Prayer is the bridge between Panic and Peace"
Thankful the Lord helped me find my black tank top that was missing. Was looking for it on Sunday morning and to no avail, then was looking again on Tuesday morning cause wanted to wear it tonight, and looked everywhere and prayed Lord where is it??
the thought to look in the back of the closet came to me, and there is was laying on top of a box.
Thankful for a lovely evening out with our Son and lil darling. We went to see her in her school Christmas program, then went out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse afterwards.
Thankful for the school lil darling attends and all the lovely Administration, teachers, students and parents she is surrounded by daily.
Thankful she is out of school for Christmas break so we can just have fun this Friday.
Thankful for these digital cameras that make it so easy to take pictures and store them or print them if you want. No film, no fuss, no having to get them printed unless you want to. Awesome really!
Thankful for those who are using our Christmas flipcards to send out their Christmas greetings this year.
Click here to go there in case you are interested.
You can put it in an email and send it to as many folks as you'd like..............no shopping, no postage, no fuss!
Just pick out your card or cards, purchase, and the link comes in your email inbox, and you can either print it or send the flipcard. Any difficulty contact us by the email on our website and we will gladly give you a hand.
Thankful that some long time dear friends will get to be together with their whole family for Christmas this year. It will be the first time in years......so they are very excited about it. So happy for them!
Thankful that someone we know and love made it thru surgery yesterday for kidney stones. They got all the stones, so it was successful, so hope she will be feeling much better soon.
That's it for Cozy Place this week!
Thanks for coming by
Hope you have a festive week ahead!
Love, Hugs and
Merry Christmas Blessings,
May you have a light filled day, Hugs, Nellie