My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Seeing is Believing!

Hi my friends, on Friday I took 7 of my 9 grandies to the movie, “Rise of the Guardians.”  I must confess that I got teary eyed in the last scene.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s the one where the Guardians and the children join together to fight the ‘Boogie Man’.

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My grandies ranged from age 3 to 17.  I had to pick a movie that would be o.k. for all ages.  I think it entertained them.  Although my 17 year old grandson, Kade said that it ruined his image of Santa.

I said, “what the Naughty and Nice tattoos that he had on each arm?”  He said, “yeah; that and his weird accent.” lol!

When I think of that jolly old elf I think of a man dressed all in red, with a round belly and little round glasses. Kind of like this:

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or this,

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And boy am I ever so thankful that he is wearing those eyeglasses.  Can you imagine the disasters that might happen if he wasn’t?  I mean, a man of his age.

I believe that it could be catastrophic!

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What if he gave Nellie’s story book to Suzy and Suzie’s doll to Johnny.  All because he couldn’t read the names on the stockings.

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Believe me, not being able to see is no joke,  What if Santa ate reindeer droppings thinking that they were chocolate balls?  Ha-ha, I got that one from Duck Dynasty.  Uncle Si and the boys went to gather berries.  Si picked some up off of the ground and ate them.  Only to discover he had eaten raccoon poop. Hey, it could happen.  Needless to say a trip to the eye doctor followed and new glasses were ordered.  Little did he know that he could have just went to GlassesUSA.com

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Believing in something that you can’t see just takes a little faith.  Not being able to see is a total different situation.

I remember when I first started wearing prescription eyeglasses in the 7th grade.  A whole new world opened up to me.  I didn’t realize how much I had been missing out on.

One of my blog friends showed a picture of a blurry Christmas tree on her blog.  She said that was how she saw it as a child.

When my grandies ask me if  Santa Claus is real I say, “I believe!”  The background of this picture is what the world looks like to someone who needs to  buy glasses.

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Santa Claus is the spirit of Christmas giving.  Being able to see him helps the children to believe. 

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Because of my beliefs and faith I don’t need to see my heavenly father and  his son to know that they are there.

I feel them in my heart every day!

May the spirit of Christmas be with you.

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I agreed to do this sponsored post because It is something I truly believe in.  Remember, “SEEING is believing”!

Hugs and Merry Christmas!

Jann

 

 

14 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I believe, too, Jann!

What a truly WONDERFUL post for my first blog read of the day - thank you.

Hugs.

Maureen Wyatt said...

There's one more thing to be thankful for this season; the gift of vision!

Kris said...

I believe!!!! Don't you just love those Robertson's???? And Si and his antics! We laugh and laugh when we watch their show! My favorite thing on the telly!!!
I loved your Christmas tables post! Just saw it. I know you must be up to your eyeballs in Christmas prep, like me. And I know you are loving every minute!!!
The movie sounded sweet, and I laughed at what your grandson said!
Merry Christmas Jann!!! I am thankful to have met you.
XO Kris

Susie said...

Jann, I think some santas are spooky for little kids. Your 17 yr.old made me laugh saying what he did.:):) Love all your believe signs. xoxo,Susie

Pamela Gordon said...

Merry Christmas Jann! Blessings, Pamela

Ellie VanCaster said...

Believe is one of my favorites and you have so many pretty ones on your post.
Merry Christmas Jann!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It sure is! I just wanted to stop in and wish you the merriest Christmas,thank you for your friendship and sharing life's ride with me

Carol

Pollyanna said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, you must be the best Grandma ever!! Oh, and I always think of Santa in glasses as well.

NanaDiana said...

A good post- If you can't see it leaves your world just slightly askew. I didn't know I needed glasses until I was in 4th grade to see the blackboard. Up close I am fine- but I need scrips to drive. xo Diana

Katherine Wolak said...

Have a Merry Christmas dear friend!

Hugs,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It sounds like a wonderful Christmas Eve, I love that the grands act out the Christmas story! Have the merriest Christmas,thank you for your friendship and sharing life's ride with me

Carol

Rose L said...

I believe in Santa and that there is a bit of him in all of us.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Chenille Cottage said...

Blessings, my darling friend!
How I loved your post! Your grandbabies are wonderful...You have been blessed with a whole quiver full!
What a gift it is to have been given a faith that transcends all human understanding. God blessed us with His precious Son...Our Saviour!
I know you will be having a glorious time with your precious family this very Merry of Christmases!
Big hugs,
Carolynn xoxo

ps...I got my first pair of glasses when I was in the seventh grade, too! teehee!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
What a lovely Christmas Post!
I do believe as well, everyday :0) I want to take the girls to that movie. I can't wait to see it.
All the Best,
Christine