Saturday, December 9, 2017


Christmas Adam at my aunt's house.

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas Adam…

Since Adam came before Eve my Aunt Emily declared December 23 to be Christmas Adam.  On that night she was able to invite all of her loved ones over.  Most people did not have a conflict with another engagement on that date.

 Cookies by Jessica

The cookies are baked and frosted.  

Christmas 1946

Memories of past Christmases come flooding in. Not sure of the dates.  I am looking for more pictures. I will add them later.

Christmas 1951

Christmas 1960

Christmas 1961

Christmas 1965

Christmas 1966

Christmas 1967

Christmas 1971
Christmas 1972

Christmas 1974

Christmas 1977

Christmas 1980

Christmas 1983

Christmas 1985.  I think this was the prettiest tree we ever had.  It was a living tree.  We planted it in the front yard.

Christmas 1986

Christmas 1993

Christmas 1994

Christmas 1996

Christmas 1998

Christmas 2000

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2010

Christmas 2011 

Christmas 2012 

What wonderful memories.  God has blessed us with every good and perfect gift from above.  And on top of that He has saved us from His wrath to come.  Jesus came to earth to pay for our sins. If we believe in Him we will live with Him forever.  Joy to the world, Jesus, our Savior, has come and He is coming again.

Here is one of the Christmas card creations by artist and  friend Jim Bornzin.
 It reflects the Joy in Jesus that came to the earth and is coming back again.   

 By Jim Bornzin
 Impressive tree that Jim and Carmen display in their home.
By Jim Bornzin


  1. Hello sister in the Lord. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you and your husband Chris. The spirit of Christmas makes every one to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I am blessed to see your family. Your wonderful memories of God's blessings and the confession down below your family picture is a beautiful description of who you are in Christ. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 38 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have your grand children come if they are in their latter teens to work with us during their vacation time. I am sure they will have a life changing experience. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends. Wishing you a blessed and a joyous Christmas season as well as a bright and a Christ centered coming New year 2018. I did come to Spokane number of times and spoke in Nazarene Churches. God willing I will be again coming to the United States and if possible to Spokane again. Would love to visit you.

    1. Good to hear from you again. So glad for your work in Mumbai. Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy 2018 if the Lord tarries.