Thursday, December 29, 2022

Thankful Thursday December 29, 2022, and more Christmas decor 2022


For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; 

he is to be feared above all gods.
1 Chronicles 16:25 NIV

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

adore her.


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,  

thank goodness!!  


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

enjoy it.


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.

The Blessed sign was a Christmas gift from a friend.

Loved it....


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



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Sunday, December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas - Scripture Sunday

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

Sweet Friends,

Hope you and yours have a lovely Joy Filled day.

Love, Hope and Blessings,



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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Thankful Thursday December 22, 2022, Our mantle and family room

Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.
Luke 1:68 NIV

Christmas Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope this find you ready for the big day!  
Think we are there, finally, course, every time I think that, something else seems to pop up!!  lol
All in all it has been a good week for me,  I have felt
much better and more energetic, praise the Lord!!
So looking forward to the arrival of our kids from
SC tomorrow afternoon. They are already here in
Florida, and they are with her hubbies family
celebrating right now!  

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,


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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Thankful Thursday December 18, 2022, and another Christmas table from the past

With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
Ezra 3:11 NIV

Christmas Greetings Sweet Friends

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 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 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,


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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Scripture Sunday - 3rd Week of Advent


Can't believe it is the 3rd week of the
Advent Season Already!

Have to say after I typed this printable, 
 I was tempted to write at the bottom of it,
"and that's what Christmas is all about
 Charlie Brown".  lol
(as it is the scripture Charles Shultz used
in it's "A Charlie Brown Christmas".

Hope you have a lovely Sunday and week,

Merry Christmas!

 Hugs, Nellie

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