Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Keep Calm...this is my motto I must repeat when trying to find the pictures deep within my computer! I still can't find some of them that I wanted to post, but am too excited to wait for my boy (Sarah's hubby) to come home this weekend. He knows his "MOM" is just computer literate enough to create lots of problems for him to solve. I am keeping him!!
This project has been so much FUN and we have had the most wonderful person in charge-- Suzanne, better known as The Coloradolady. Even though she says she likes sweet tea-I won't deny her that pleasure. Why? Because she has a cabin in my homestate and only gets to visit Colorado and wants to retire here - the best state in the nation. Suzanne, you blessed me with your time and organization in this project. THANK YOU!
And so, my box arrived! I took pictures of ALL the wrapped packages! I can NOT find them. GRRR.
A PERFECT, quilted table runner.
(made by my elf )
Exactly the right size for this buffet top!
an angel,
a Gingerbread boy,
Santa's list notepad,
a Wendy's gift card.
Wait, there's MORE~
Cranberry candles,
lotion and shower gel,
a roly poly gingerbread boy,
a tiny note pad,
a tea bag holder,
and four fat quarters in my very favorite colors!
Can I just say that my SSS partner was beyond generous and so thoughtful?!!! EVERYTHING fits me to a T! I must say I think I know who my SS is because I visited many participants on the list, although I won't spoil anyone's fun by telling. THANK YOU, my friend!! I hope your SS partner was good to you, too!♥♫

Oh, what fun it is to have a Secret Santa like YOU!!


Coloradolady said...

Marilyn!! What a fantastic gift box you received! The fabrics are wonderful and what an amazing table runner!!! Oh. Girl. I know you had so much fun!!! Merry Christmas.....and yes, I love my sweet tea!!!

Donna said...

Santa really thinks you have been a good girl this year! Love all your goods!

Deanna said...

Sweet Blessings to you!

sarah said...

Christmas came early this year to all of us! Alex will be ready to be tech support come Friday. ;-)

Cher' Shots said...

Very sweet, nice gifts.
'hugs from afar'

C. Joy said...

What nice Santa goodies you got. Glad to hear they made you happy. (I didn't send them.) Some day when we sort out who did what I hope we get to share more of our stories with each other. Oh, we can... I'll just keep following your blog. Happy Tuesday, Marilyn.

Neabear said...

Such nice gifts! I love the table runner and the fabrics! Heck! I love them all! Have fun with all your gifts!

Merry Christmas!


Remington said...

What great presents! LOVE the table runner!

Rebecca said...

I'm thinking Santa thinks YOU ROCK! Love that runner!


Joy said...

What a nice pkg, enjoy! I just love candles :) Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Shirley said...

Dear Marilyn,
Thanks for coming by..I'm so delighted so many friends liked my Christmas Tea Post..I do believe it brings us all together...I'm wishing you the best Christmas ever...

Kathy said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful early Christmas gift! It is marvelous!
I hope you have a blessed weekend,

Jann Olson said...

What wonderful gifts from your SSS. Had to laugh at your computer dilema. Whenever I need help I call for my hubby. I feel computer illiterate also. Although, I've come a long way baby! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Annesphamily said...

Marilyn you have scored lots of terrific holiday gifts! I love that plump gingerbread boy! I am going to look like him soon if I don't watch my calories in the beautiful Christmas season! Ha Ha!
You received so many thoughtful gifts, I know that Secret Santa must know you so well. Hugs Anne

Susan said...

That's a wonderful package! Your Secret Santa really has you pegged!

Annesphamily said...

I have been here before it appears your number matched my number o were you my Secret Santa????

I am trying to find out and I misread the list the first time around! Laugh Out Loud! At any rate I do love all my precious gifts.

Happy New Year!

Perhaps I am just confused all year long! Ha Ha