"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

Friday, December 19, 2014

12-19-14 Fun Friday - with some music and laughter...

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me I once was lost, 
but now am found, 
was blind but now I see. 


Get this?

You can spend so much time looking down -
that you miss looking up at the stars!



Merry Christmas from the boys!





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1. Jingle Bells
2. Walking in a Winter Wonderland
3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
4. Joy to the World
5. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
6. O' Come All Ye Faithful
7. I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
8. Oh, Christmas Tree
9. What Child is This?
10. We Three Kings
11. Deck the Halls
12. I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
13. O' Holy Night
14. Noel
15. Away In a Manger
16. The Twelve Days of Christmas
17. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
18. All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
19. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
20. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
21. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
22. Silent Night
23. O' Little Town of Bethlehem
24. Silver Bells


Anonymous said...

you make Friday a happy day!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Amazing Grace is my all time favorite. Hope all is going well at your house. Here we have a little snow this morning making it look like Christmas will soon be here. Hope you have a fantastic Friday !

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I always, always look forward to Friday with you! Oh these beautiful songs, bring chills to me and warms my heart. I am a fan of Andrea Bocelli and the Lords Prayer is one of my favorites.
This was pretty cute this elf name business-I have seen it floating around:) And there are always flowers for those who see, aren't there?
Happy Friday dear friend!

Terri D said...

Always such fun, Sandie! And this one is also full of Jesus! Love it!

Inger said...

What a very special Christmas post. Thank you for the effort you put into making this morning beautiful for the rest of us.

Jeanne said...

That version of How Great Thou Art is my favorite too! Love the lights done to Amazing Grace! Merry Christmas!!

Paula said...

Thank you for the beautiful music this morning. Make sure your Christmas tree doesn't faint and Disco doesn't eat Santa's cookies.

Betty said...

Amazing how they put the lights together with Amazing Grace. That's no simple thing. Just putting up a couple of strings of lights without music is a big task for me. I wonder how long it took?

Loved Carrie Underwood singing How Great Thou Art. Merry Christmas!

Cheri said...

You chose some really good ones for the up coming holiday and I always love the Amazing Grace video, one of the best ones to go with the lights. Merry Christmas!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Merry Christmas sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie .. love Disco with Andy .. and then the two eating Santa's biscuits .. and all the videos - brilliant songs ... lovely .. cheers and enjoy this last pre Christmas weekend - Hilary

Ginny said...

Of course I love your boys best of all, and as I scrolled I was hoping to see them! Will this be your last post before Christmas? I wish you peace and joy my friend.

Mary said...

A fun, fun post! Merry Christmas!

Sandee said...

Amazing Grace. Awesome. Love it.

Yes, he knows when you have snacks or treats. So spot on.

The tree just fainted. Bwahahahahahahaha.

My elf name is no one cares.

Loved both the videos. My favorite is The Lords Prayer. Wow.

Smart cat and smart dog. They will think Santa ate them.

Merry Christmas from the boys. Awww.

Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill. Awesome.

I got most of the Christmas songs right. That was very well done.

The lift is spot on. I'm always saying you need to stop and smell the roses.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches (and treats) to Disco. ♥♥♥

NanaDiana said...

What a fun Christmas post and beautiful music choices.. Love "the boys". Bet one of them is getting excited for Christmas. Hope you have a beautiful Christmas week. xo Diana

Sandra said...

i think maybe Santa boy and Disco got in those cookies for Santa.. that house is beautiful with the music..

Sharon said...

You brought me just the right amount of Christmas cheer this morning!!

GS and Disco - such adorable boys. I'm sure that they are one of the very best "gifts" in your life!!

I liked the drawings of the songs at the end. I got a few of them. There were a few, though, that I had to cheat and peek at the answer. Funny, once I knew the answer, it all made sense.

Just like knowing Jesus, THE Answer. In knowing Him every day, everything makes sense, even when it doesn't!!

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. May the Lord bless you greatly as you remember all the wonder of the manger, the glory of the cross, and the promise of the resurrection!!

Love you!!


Dee said...

#19 of guessing the songs is a little weird LOL.. Love the sweet Merry Christmas from the boys and the Christmas House is amazing but glad I do not live across the street from it. Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed new year...see you on FB. :)

Soggibottom said...

I really look forward to clicking on here. :-) xxx

Vee said...

A lot of time well spent...thank you, Dear Heart. I have been blessed.

jack69 said...

Very nice. We just got back to central Florida. Loved the Amazing grace and the lighting! WOW. Your boys are looking good, and growing..

Love from Orlando/Kissimmee (Not sure)

Lynn said...

Happy Weekend Before Christmas Sandie-enjoy:@)

Lee said...

Have yourself a very Merry Christmas, Sandie...my best wishes to you and yours. :)

Susan said...

Hello Dear Sandie....Don't know if I lost a comment I made or not. Sometimes I push "sign out" instead of "publish." Just wanted you to know your post was adorable. Andrea's rendition of Our Father makes me weep. To think that his mother received medical recommendations to abort him. What an incredible gift his voice is to the world. Susan

Munir said...

This is such a sweat post.
I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Dear Sandi, Have a wonderful Christmas and a very healthy new year.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a beautful post-- and all those beautiful songs!
Merry Christmas !


What a terrific Christmas post. Love the videos. Especially the Amazing Grace House. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

betty said...

So cute with the snowmen stars :) So very festive your post today, Sandy! One can only get into the Christmas spirit by just spending time looking at all the wonderful things you shared with us today! Merry Christmas!


mail4rosey said...

Such good music over at your place today!! :) I snickered at the dog knowing about snacks. My grandma had a black lab that could any food wrapper opening from three rooms away!! lolol

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, Wishing you a Merry Christmas. I hope your Christmas is wonderful. xo Catherine

Jim said...

Hi Sandie ~~ You sure are keeping the dogs busy today. I am glad that we think that naughty dogs are cute everybody's but our own.

Jim said...

Merry Christmas!!

Ann Thompson said...

He sees you when you're eating, he knows when you've got snacks....lol Love it.
I didn't do so good at guessing the songs

A Quiet Corner said...

He sees you when you're eating....I am going to write more words to this one!!!!...:)JP

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I like this post

Grammy Goodwill said...

Merry Christmas.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie, sweet dearest friend,
What an amazing post you have written for us today! Thank you so much!
The whole world loves you, sweetheart, for you are an adorable friend.
Yes! I love your grandson's picture with Disco, and the Christmas Carols' Lyrics.
I also enjoy watching -with all my heart- your videos of "Amazing Grace,"
Andrea Bocelli's version of "The Lord's Prayer".
Andrea's rendition of Our Heavenly Father makes me also weep...
Carrie Underwood singing "How Great Thou Art" is a terrific performance. I love it!
You've got 760 followers at this point in time. That is great!
Can you send those videos to my email, please! I really love them all...
You have been in my daily thoughts and prayers, Sandie.
We all love you, super friend.
Starry will also be there singing Carol Songs next to you...
I'll be thinking of you that day and always, my dear friend.
Paul and I will spend Christmas alone with our 3 cats as usual.
My dear family live in New York, and we live Overseas. I miss them!...
Time will tell the untold story...Let Justice Prevail!
God bless you, and those you love.
Hope, Peace & Love,

Mevely317 said...

So many powerful videos ... I'm at a loss to decide what I love best! Thank you, Sandie, for helping further my Christmas spirit!
God bless y'all and Merry Christmas!

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

What a lovely post! Loved the amazing grace video.
The elf names were too funny :)
Have a happy Christmas my friend !!

Linda said...

I have always loved Amazing Grace and I could watch the synchronized (music & lights) all day. thanks for sharing.

Terri Buster said...

Love Amazing Grace, one of my favorites. Merry Christmas!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yes, you can't eat anything without the dog knowing! Always enjoy your posts.....
Merry Christmas to you my dear friend and a million blessing to you in 2015!

Cranberry Morning said...

SO much fun for us, Sandie!!! Thanks. :-) Loved the fainting tree especially. About our huge world map: It takes up one whole wall of our kitchen. In the one photo taken of the length of the kitchen, the map is on the wall across from the sink. I've always loved maps. :-)

Betty Manousos said...

wishing you and yours happy holidays and a very merry christmas!

Tricia Buice said...

Merry Christmas Sandi! Hope you have a wonderful holiday and fun filled New Year!

Debra Newton said...

Awesome post! Just wanted to stop by and wish you & yours a Merry Christmas*hugs* deb

mail4rosey said...

Merry Christmas to you!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. :)

Connie Arnold said...

Those are great, Sandie, a wonderful combination of inspiration and fun! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Sandee said...

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Annesphamily said...

Sandie, you are just so much fun. I love visiting and feel I do not come over often enough. I am always smilign when I come over here. Love to you and yours.