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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Let's Finish Things Up

I told you I had two wonderful Elves to help me finish the tree.

Number 1 Elf or should I say Top Elf- Putting Ornaments on the tree.

Gaining Speed-

This is usual speed! lol


Number two Elf is asking grandma what in the world is happening and what is that big green thing in the room? And where is my attention?








Ta Dah- The finished tree - I need a better camera or a better photographer!





THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AND IT'S A GOOD ONE!

Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter. - Bono


How do you interpret that?

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I think it's like a Pollyanna statement - well things may be dark now - so what! - you'll be able to see the good things that are coming even better.

45 comments:

Cheri said...

Looks fabulous!

Rhonda said...

Picture Perfect!

DeanO said...

Sandie - beautiful pictures and Photoshop can take the red out for you :) - I love the doggie picture; classic. I've heard it said from parent friends of ours that sometimes the kids have to be removed from the scene so the tree can get decorated. I don't know...maybe viscous rumor from parents

Sandra said...

your tree is beautiful, tell the head elf he did a fantastic job on it. and I love love love the speed shots. your photo came out great. and of course you know i like that canine elf.

Melanie said...

Beautiful tree, Sandie. Your elves did a great job! :) Disco is too cute.
Katie is my little elf. She loves to help with the cards and wrapping and decorating and baking and everything!♥

Remington said...

Your tree is BEAUTIFUL!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your tree is so pretty! I love all those ornaments...glad you like the little bird one! Your Elf is an amazing decorator! Hugs to you. love, Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your tree is so pretty! I love all those ornaments...glad you like the little bird one! Your Elf is an amazing decorator! Hugs to you. love, Linda

ArtyMarti said...

The tree looks perfect. Bono's quote reminds me of the candlelight service at our church on Christmas Eve. The sanctuary is totally dark, the pastor lights one candle, and the whole congregation can see that light, then the light is passed from one candle to the next until everyone's candle is lit. The sanctuary is bright.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Sandie, You did GREAT.. The tree is gorgeous... AND the fact that you had two precious elves helping is a GOOD thing...
Hugs,
Betsy

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I love that quote ... to me, it means that this world is full of darkness, which provides the opportunity for our light to shine even brighter. You are the light of the world. Matthew 5:14

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Christmas tree is Beautiful.
I also love your precious elves helping you sweet lady.
I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape.
I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane
I also like your Quote.

TexWisGirl said...

it looks loaded! :)

Love Of Quilts said...

You and your elf did a fabulous job on the tree. Blessing Trish

Jill said...

Two adorable elves and one beautiful tree! What more could a girl want?

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You have a beautiful tree, Sandie! And you had some great help. Loved your photos!

Kim said...

Beautiful tree. I bought a pre-lit artificial this year (first one) and it came with all white lights. I think I'm missing the pretty colors.

Ginny said...

Your tree is beautiful!!!!! I see grandson is a speed decorator, yet he did a really good job! I love the Bono quote! We should not be afraid of the darkness, we have the power of the spirit in us. Just one little candle can vanquish the dark for a long distance.

Sally said...

A gorgeous tree, and a sweet elf! Who could ask for more. :)

forgetmenot said...

Pretty tree and so nice to have it "done". I go with your interpretation--dark times always seem to be followed by "bright" times. Or maybe they just seem brighter because of what one has just been through. Mickie :)

Wanda's Wings said...

It is so beautiful!

Eva Ason said...

Wow! That is a lovely tree :-)Have a lovely evening my friend! Big hugs x

Angela said...

Your tree is beautiful Sandie!

Merry Christmas!
Angela

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Very nicely done. The pictures looked real good to me.

Clint said...

Great shots of a BEAUTIFUL tree and rug and pooch.

Reminds me of the Christian hymn, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are".

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Are you kidding me? Those pictures of your tree are GORGEOUS. Your Santa's helpers did a fabulous job and so did you! Lovely above and beyond....Susan

Thisisme. said...

Love your two little elves! Hee Hee! Wow! That tree looks stunning. Just look at all those lights. I'm getting super excited now!!

Marydon said...

Perfection in lights, Sandie. Awesome capture.
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

SweetMarie said...

Your tree is so pretty and colorful! You seem to have the cutest and most helpful elves in town!
I really like the Bono quote.
Love,
Marie

A Quiet Corner said...

Nice...I've never had elves that were quite so helpful!...:)JP

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I need some Elves to come over and help me. Your tree looks beautiful!

My Journey With Candida said...

Awww!!! Such a pretty tree. I love to sit in the dark with the tree lights on. Weird Huh?

That corgi :) said...

Everyone did a great job on the tree! Gorgeous!

betty

Rae said...

Your tree is beautiful. You had some really great helpers.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

The tree is gorgeous, but I kinda like that special decoration dressed in red in front of it. That's the best one of all.

BECKY said...

Very pretty tree! Love the blurry photos of the fast moving elf! :)

I think that quote means it's up to each of us to make things better in our world.

Debbie said...

I love your tree. I have the HARDEST time photographing them.

I also like the Bono quote. I take it to mean that the light shines so much brighter when it is piercing the darkness. The contrast puts light on the light.

When we see those who are walking in darkness, we need to run to them with the light.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Looks wonderful!! Those are sure some cute elves you had helping!! ;) blessings ~ tanna

Sarah (Nikki) said...

oh Sandie...love your little elves...love your tree and that quote is awesome

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your tree is gorgeous! And your blog is looking so festive too :-)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I think your camera captured the beauty perfectly!

Catherine said...

It looks like you have had some very good help pitting up your beautiful tree! Lovely!
xo Catherine

Ann said...

Your elf helpers did wonderful your tree looks beautiful.

Sharon said...

I love your tree! And I think your pictures are just fine!

Disco - what an adorable picture of him!

How I interpret that quote? Well, when we find pockets of darkness in this sad and lonely world, we have the chance to bring the Light of the World to the hearts of the lost. Sometimes it is only in the dark that some people realize how very much they need the Light.

The Light of the World was born in a dark and dingy manger. And yet, He glowed brighter than any star in the sky.

GOD BLESS!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love your beautiful tree. Your elves are so cute!