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Christmas Is Coming

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I’m so excited about Christmas and am completely through decorating my house. While our family and friends were here for Thanksgiving, Andrew helped with the outside lights, hung the giant wreath on our stair wall, and the lighted globes in the game room window. Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I try to make it last as long as I can. I forget about this beautiful young lady after I pack her up in January, but I always grin when I find her in a box as I tear through my decorations. She sets on the window sill behind my sink. We smile at each other a lot!

Finally, we’re having winter here and that makes me even more excited. I love every minute of it.

Alaskan Storm To Impact The Area Monday And Monday Night

Special Weather Statement From The National Weather Service

Saturday, November 25, 2006

A cold winter storm will likely bring the first widespread rain and snow of the season late Sunday night through Tuesday. Snow levels will start around 6000 feet, but lower to near 4500 feet by Monday night. Several inches of snow are possible. Snow, rain, and fog will likely make driving difficult.


A Gulf of Alaska weather system will move into Southern California late Sunday Night or early Monday. A cold front will likely bring rain on Monday, possibly starting as early as late Sunday night. Rainfall amounts will generally be one-quarter to one-half inch in coastal and valley areas, one-half to a little over an inch in the mountains and less than one-quarter inch in the deserts. The snow level will fall from 6000 feet Monday to 4500 feet Monday Night, and several inches of snow will be possible in the mountains. Areas of fog and gusty winds will occur at times in the mountains. The storm will exit the area Tuesday Morning and we will likely have Santa Ana winds developing around Wednesday as very strong high pressure moves into the Great Basin.


People planning to drive in the mountains Monday through early Tuesday should be prepared for winter weather, including possible snow on the roads, fog and gusty winds.

Jesus is the reason we have this beautiful holiday. During the next few weeks, let’s remember that, and offer Him our praise and worship as we go about our festive ways.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

12 replies on “Christmas Is Coming”

I love Christmas too whether it’s green or white. I love being able to go into a store and hear music that mentions that lovely name of Jesus. I’m looking forward to seeing that “wonder of a child” in my little niece Abby as she opens presents this year. We always enjoy reading the Christmas story from the Bible together as a family, and we thank God that He was willing to take on the form of man. It’s a wonderful season!


Merry Christmas Shirley! We have just finished putting up our tree an all too. Visit my site to read all about it. It’s a great feeling and the event that it celebrates is truly a miracle!


Noscere, we’re all entitled to a bit of a rant every now and then. I am touched by your comment as a non-Christian that too many of us forget why we have Christmas. It’s because of Jesus! Let’s all remember.

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Thank you for your comment on my little rant about Christmas lights being put up early November. I too am all but finished decorating my home for theis coming festive season. I hope you have a joyful holiday full of peace and Joy.

“Jesus is the reason we have this beautiful holiday”. As a none Christian it pains even me that most forget the real reason Christmas exists.


Michael, you made me cry when I read your comments…and then the phone rang and now I’m crying again as I write this…not sure why, except that I love you and the rest of the family so much…and you’re such a fine son…and I remember well, when you were a little boy, when from the blue trunk we would let out the Christmas spirit… and you had blond curls and blue eyes, and your big brother had brown eyes and brown hair and you were both so handsome……and sweet…and mine…
You have always brought me joy (along with a touch of sorrow), but in recent years, as you resumed your relationship with God, my heart has nearly burst with joy and gratitude.
I love you more than you know.


I also love the season of chrismas. This year it already seems little more special than the last,I remember this time of year our family would help as the great trunk would be opened and the spirit of christmas would fly out.I wish I could go back to those innocent days when the wonder and excitment would just about drive me crazy. Oh well now its fun to watch our grand children have that look of amazment and wonder in their eyes.May the true spirit of christmas hold all of our hearts with wonder and amazment.


Shirley, The only thing I know how to do is include a URL in a comment. I don’t even know how to use block quotes in a post. I just use quotaion marks so I won’t plagiarize and try to be consistant. You asked the wrong person about blogging technique. And BTW, please feel free to correct typos any I make. I know candles has a “d” in it. Honest. 🙂


Merry Christmas, Helen. As you can tell, I’m with you about the whole Christmas season. I absolutely love it.

Did you see my invitation to our open house next Saturday? Hope you can come. 🙂 It’s in the comments on the post Thanksgiving night. (Do you know how to create links in comments?)


“Jesus is the reason we have this beautiful holiday.” Amen. Amen. Amen. I love Christmas. Two more floors to vacuum, then out come the decorations! (I don’t decorate dirt.) I want to decorate now and take the decorations down only when I have to (late in the first week in January). We started burning Christmas canles right after Halloween, and I now leave many nativity scenes and angels out all year. Why enjoy them for a few short weeks? Yea Chistmas! Yea, celebration of the birth our Savior! Yea Shirley! Great post.


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