Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Reason for the Season

I am so excited about spending the holidays with my family. It will be the first time we have all been together for Christmas in several years. Michael and I will begin our journey tonight as we head toward Kentucky. We love to travel together. We get a lot of uninterupted time to talk as we drive...that doesn't always happen at home!

So, now the gifts are bought and wrapped, the tree and decorations are up, the flurry of the preparation is over. Now it's time to slow down and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior. There's not a better time to be with those we love the most.

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light;
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.


Aini said...

Hi Paula,
How was xmas?

Aini said...

I am good, thanks :) and so excited for coming new year's eve. will gather with friends for my family is far away :) cook some good foods, eating, chit-chatting :) ahh i love holiday! :)

hey i am wondering if you know how to make a nice orange marmalede?

Paula @ the Little Young House said...

Orange Marmalade Recipe

6 large oranges
2 lemons
1 1/2 quarts water

>Peel the oranges and cut the peel into extremely thin slices.
>Cut up the orange pulp.
>Slice the lemons very thin. >Combine the fruit in a large pot and add water.
>Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes, then let stand overnight in a cool place.
>Bring to a boil again and cook rapidly until the peel is tender. Measure the fruit and liquid.
>For each cup of undrained fruit, add 3/4 cup sugar, more or less to your taste, to the fruit.
>Heat until the sugar is dissolved stirring constantly, then cook rapidly until the jellying point is reached which is about 30 minutes.
>Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal.

Aini said...

Thanks Paula :)