Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

From the Odom's!

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A holly, jolly Christmas

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(Christian Louboutin - unavailable)


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Only 3 more days!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

To my best friend....

 Happy Anniversary!




I love you J!

Friday, December 17, 2010

I love this......

PJ set!

Now, I just need a cozy throw,

a warm fire and

a good book!


Have a great weekend! Only seven more days til Chrismtas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Grinch(es) that ALMOST stole Christmas!

You see that lovely tree?

Yes, the 35-foot tall Norwegian Spruce that is erected every December in the middle of downtown Birmingham, Alabama?

Well, a couple of copper thieves decided to torch it yesterday!

They decided to set the tree on fire with gasoline in order to separate the copper wire from the Christmas lights plastic casing.  It is estimated that the wire stolen was worth less than $20.


The city said they would not replace the tree.

BUT the story doesn't stop there............

In less than 24 hours, the community pulled together and replaced the $7,500 Christmas tree!


The tree was dedicated this morning while local elementary students hung ornaments!


Now, that is what I call the true spirit of Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Christmas gift.....

was the construction workers leaving!

Yep, that is right, they are done! Our remodeling adventure is complete!
 Now, I just need to get busy and unpack! 

 So, without further ado, I present our "new" non-decorated study!

The lovely before view (please take note of the dog crate).....

and the awesome after view!

(please, excuse the half decorated bookshelves, the rugless floor and shadeless windows.)


Cody's new dog house!


He was happy to show it off!



You like the lone vase?


One vase down and this to go..........

Kitchen pictures are coming your way!