Links for Friday…and Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2006 Categories: Books , Faith , Holidays , This and That | 7 Comments  

The baking is finished, the presents are wrapped. I am mostly ready, and that is a good feeling. Tomorrow will be spent doing some housecleaning and just being lazy. Probably reading and watching some Monarch of the Glen.

Sunday, I will be making some of Christmas dinner ahead of time – the green bean casserole, the cobbler – while I watch the Seahawks game. Those long commercial and half-time breaks are great for getting things done! I will also do last minute straightening up. At 7 p.m. we will attend a Christmas Eve service and then come home with some friends for goodies and egg nog.

Christmas morning, my parents will arrive early in order to keep the kids from spontaneously combusting from impatience to open their presents. I am fixing Christmas dinner, so my day will be busy, but it will be fun. I probably won’t be posting again until after Christmas.

Here are a few links for those few of you who are still with me during this busy, blessed time of year:

~You’ve probably already heard, but J. K. Rowling announced the title for Harry Potter 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now if she would just give us a release date!

~If you need some mindless fun in the midst of all the holiday preparations, try this game. But keep in mind, it’s addicting! My husband sent me this link from work, and I had to keep playing until I beat his score. Just had to.

~Lastly, here is a beautiful article by Luci Shaw about Mary and her experiences as the mother of Jesus: Yes to Shame and Glory.

I hope all of you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!


  1. Andrea (admin)

    “I had to keep playing until I beat his score. ”

    Can’t relate to that at all. ;)

    Also, have you heard God is Real (Jesus is Alive) by John Davis? It’s my new favorite song.

    Your holiday prep and routine looks a whole lot like mine. I think my mom plans on getting here by 7:30am.

  2. Lawanda

    Whoa! I was NOT expecting a title like that. Now I anna read it!!! :-p

  3. carrie

    Andrea – I haven’t heard that one – I’ll have to go see if Amazon has a sample.

    Lawanda – I know, it almost makes it harder to wait, knowing what the title is!

  4. Randi

    Merry Christmas!

  5. carrie

    Randi – Same to you! :)

  6. Birdie

    May you have the merriest of Christmases and the happiest New Year!

  7. carrie

    Birdie – Merry Christmas!