Sunday, December 25, 2011


May she always keep the wonderment of Christmas!!

"Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things"..Psalms 72:18

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Size Does Not Matter

It's not the size of the tree or the number of gifts under it that really matters ....


I am the 5th of 9 children. Needless to say, my mother was a real "stay-at-home" mom! My father always worked but was an alcoholic, so many times money was "nil or non". The local "Goodfellows" supplied what Christmas gifts that we received most years. They "magically" appeared on Christmas Eve--yes, Virginia...there is a Santa Claus.  The only Christmas that I have any memory of  as a child growing up was about the time we had a real Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

My younger sister and I were walking back home from visiting a friend when we passed a house that had REAL Christmas tree limbs piled up by the curbside. I assume they had to be trimmed off due to their size because they were fairly large branches. I picked up the biggest one from the bunch and my sister and I carried it home where we put it in a Mason fruit jar and made paper chains and ornaments for decorations. 

I don't remember the gifts that were found under that wonderful little tree that Christmas morning or what we had to eat for Christmas dinner that day or anything else about Christmas that year. I just remember the JOY of finding that tree branch and the beautiful tree that me and my sister decorated that year.

You see, for me Christmas isn't about the presents OR about the tree. It's about the JOY of knowing that God has given ME/US the greatest gift of all time...

  our Saviour

God Bless and Joyeux Noel from Campagne Maison


Monday, December 19, 2011

2011 Southern Angelic Queen

 Bonjour from Campagne Maison

Emma Sue Wells
2011 Southern Angelic Queen
and  Most Photogenic

She won one trophy, two crowns, two ribbons and a Christmas bear.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

How can THIS be?

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

How can THIS be? Our "little man" becomes a TEENAGER today...

6th Birthday

2005 Kindergarten Graduation

First lost tooth
the one that didn't get away!
as that Little Rascal, Alfalfa
(playtime at Mamaw's)

7th Birthday

8th Birthday

practicing his driving skills!

my little Ringo

#4 Rivercrest Colt

Happy 13th Birthday Kaleb!
December 9, 2011

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Monday, December 5, 2011

One plus One equals One

 Bonjour from Campagne Maison

ONE rusty wrought iron bench/wine rack  +

ONE busted up wooden skid =

ONE new bench (or possible coffee table)

This was a "FREE is BETTER" REpurpose, REfinish, REcycle project. The bench was given to me by my sister and the skid was a roofers discard. I cut the boards at random widths and sealed them with Minwax Wood Finish Special Walnut # 224. I am trying to decide if I want to use it for seating on the deck or take it one step further by sealing off the oxidation on the wrought iron and using it inside as a coffee table. Only time will tell!

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