Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Happy Pink Saturday!
The presents are wrapped, the tree is lit
The turkey is cooking (that is an adventure all it's own)

I want to share with y'all the most precious gift I own.
In 2002 my dad found a relationship with God, he never knew he could have.
He found that relationship by spending time with Him, while building
5 houses.
One for each of us.
They are 100% hand made,
right down to the hand cut shingles on the roof.
Personalized to fit us with our favorite colors and other little touches.

Mine is Red. Always my favorite color.

The living room.(Can you see little me in the fireplace?)

The bedroom with a little me tucked into bed.
And little Duncan keeping watch.
All lit up, it looks very cozy doesn't it.
(Note the hand plastered walls and ceiling)

The Christmas tree all lit up.
Someone asked me once what I would take from home if I had to leave fast.
This house and my photos.
It is my most cherished possession.
This little Christmas house is filled to the brim with love.

Even matching curtains in the windows.
He made the doors from a photo he took of the doors at St.Paul's Cathedral in Downtown Norfolk, he sized the photos to fit the houses.
The view from outside the living room window.

There is so much more to this story, but it is so personal, I can't really put it into words. Well I could, but I think I will keep it just for me...maybe next year.
 My daddy made something so beautiful for us. He poured his heart and soul into wood, plaster and paint. He loves us so much and we adore him.
I can hardly type for crying right now , when I think of how much my dad loves us, it overwhelms me.
Thank you dad.
Merry Christmas
I Love You!

I love you too Christy.


  1. Oh this is just SO precious!!! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  2. This is so sweet. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas.

  3. Hi Jenny - thanks so much for all of the lovely Christmas gifts! So very sweet of you!! Will be in touch soon. You're a wonderful friend and blessing!

  4. Ethel,
    Oh my gosh Jenny, that house is so beautiful. I could cry just looking at it. What a treasure. I'll tell you what, I would also grab that as I left a burning house! So wonderful. I have a scarf and another little project my dad made and I treasure them.
    I just now opened my gift from you. I think I told you I like to save a gift or two to open after the holidays and I decided to save yours. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! As soon as I opened it I laughed right out loud. You are such a sweet, kind person and I am so touched by the gift. Thank you so much. I'm so glad I saved it for today when all the craziness is over. What a great way to begin the new year. Thank you so very much. Happy new year!