Our family was invited to the home of the Stelzl family to celebrate the Christmas celebration of the birth of our Savior. I (Donna) especially enjoyed the hymn sing and testimony time with their small group on Sunday evening. Even though we were strangers to most of the group, we found it easy to interact […]
“Christmas at our house is the best time of year!” It is a time of bright sunlight on glistening snow, of glowing candles, of scrum-dilly-licious treats, of making special things for special people, of peaceful serenity, of excited anticipation, of family reunions and singing and caroling and remembering. For most of us, it has never […]
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were just as enjoyable as the days leading up to them. When it’s together as a family, any activity is fun! Here are some more pictures from the Staddon Family Christmas Celebrations! Decorating the House: Decorating Cookies: Christmas Eve Gift Exchange: Christmas Day! Hope you are looking forward as much […]
I read this heart-warming anonymous poem for the first time last year as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Out on the Ranch” and really enjoyed it. I changed a few words to suit my fancy and put it in an Appalachian setting. Enjoy! ‘Twas the night before Christmas and down in the holler, The […]
Franklin D. Roosevelt declared in his Christmas address to the nation Dec. 24, 1944 (the first Christmas after D-Day): "Here, at home, we will celebrate this Christmas Day in our traditional American way because of its deep spiritual meaning to us; because the teachings of Christ are fundamental in our lives; and because we want […]
Christmas Bells It amazes me how pleasing compositions unexpectedly produce themselves. Of course, it’s hard not to come away with a winner when one is standing on a . . .
I witnessed something new during hunting season this year. The tree stand I was hunting in one particular evening happened to be located in a stand of Bigtooth Aspen, also known as Large-toothed Poplar. A rather common tree on our land, Bigtooth Aspen is one tree that had me “wondering as I wander out under […]