Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas to You!

A little home decorated by little hands. Wouldn't you love to live there at Christmas?
"Yes, we winter at the family gingerbread house. You know, the one with a candy wreath above the red door, snowmen made of marshmallows and matching gumdrop topiary?"


Big sister's hands do the hard jobs.

Chubby fingers nab bits of candy to everyone's surprise! This photo makes us all laugh. We decided to give Hailey a few M&Ms to keep her happy and from the candy we really needed. Silly baby.

Enjoying the Christmas decorations the other night, I was reminded of an evening years ago when I was driving my little "car seat brigade" in their pj's to see the pretty Christmas lights on our neighbor's homes.

As we drove in the dark, I began to explain that we too are to be lights in the darkness, displaying God's grace to a dark world. I explained that even the darkness has a purpose, because without darkness the world wouldn't really see the light of the gospel.

I was feeling very much like I was redeeming the moment for Christ when Faith piped up "I want to be a green arrow."

I looked up at the stop light to see the green arrow pointing us toward home.

Me too.

May you have a very blessed Christmas as you shine in the darkness~ Christ's green arrows pointing the way Home.

Richest blessings,


Photos: Gingerbread house from Walmart was pre-assembled and had all the candy and frosting included~ easy. We divided the candy into color groups using a muffin pan. I love order. : ) New photos and frames on the mantel are a Christmas gift to me. They make me smile every day.


  1. What a beautiful post Rebecca. :) I just love your photos! And the new ones on the mantelpiece look so fantastic.

    Merry Christmas and thank you for your friendship and wisdom this year!

    Love, Saminda xoxo

  2. Thank you Saminda!

    You are such a blessing!

    Much love,

  3. Very, merry Christmas,
    thank you for the green arrow reminder. Clarice

  4. I love the muffin pan idea to sort the candy!! And nice little sorting project for my preschoolers:)

    And seeing your dated ornament makes me want to make ornament frames from our family Christmas pics!! Sweet memories:)

  5. Thank you Clarice and Kelly,

    Love when people pop in to say hello.

    I hope you have a very sweet Christmas!


  6. You have a beautiful family

  7. Happy New Year Jones Family!!
    Sending Hugs!