Everyday Blessings // 17

I hope everyone's Christmas was as lovely as mine.  December 25th found me reading the account of Jesus' birth according to Luke at 8:00 in the morning with my family, listening to Handel's Messiah whilst opening gifts, and then going back to bed (yes, yes I did), only to awake an hour later and help Mama start preparing the feast of Christmas dinner.  We had friends over, enjoyed a delicious meal, sang Christmas carols, and by 11:00, I was finally in my comfy pjs, watching 'Leverage' episodes and eating some of the chocolate I got for Christmas.  My other gifts included:

>> three of my favorite movies ('Northanger Abbey', 'White House Down', and 'The Vow')
>> a journal
>> a new mug and black chai tea
>> three gift cards (to Macy's, iTunes, and Dutch Bros.)
>> a pair of handmade earrings
>> a new iPhone case
>> a Jerusalem cross 
>> a scarf


How did you spend your Christmas?  What was your favorite gift?


  1. My Christmas was wonderful, and I love the idea of going back to bed, Raquel! :) I don't know if I can decide on my favorite gift, really. . . . But my sister got me a gorgeous scarf from Israel, and I love that one :)

  2. Wow! I got a new mug and chai tea too!!! :) They were among my favourites.

  3. My favorite gift would probably have to be my new brown leather jacket... or 'The Tenors: Live in Las Vegas' DVD!!! :)