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Old 06-29-2013, 03:55 PM
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The "arms out" pose is supposed to convey that the Child is blessing those around him, I believe---much as a minister spreads his arms when he pronounces the benediction in a church service. That's how I always interpreted it. You see that pose in some Old Masters' paintings of the Nativity.
yes I have heard that before, still it is not natural for a new born.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:20 AM
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Ive been thinking about xmas alot this past week. I need to get some more tree decorations this year so am keeping an eye out for early bargains!

Also in the next coulple of weeks i am swapping my shifts at work from every teatime to just 1 full day on a saturday so Ive been thinking about alot of winter warmer foods im hoping to cook this year with having more time!!! xx
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Ive been thinking about xmas alot this past week. I need to get some more tree decorations this year so am keeping an eye out for early bargains!

Also in the next coulple of weeks i am swapping my shifts at work from every teatime to just 1 full day on a saturday so Ive been thinking about alot of winter warmer foods im hoping to cook this year with having more time!!! xx
I look forward to hearing what recipies you come up with! I love comfort food!!
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When it comes to christmas decorations this year i wont need that much,for the past 4-5 years ive spent alot on decorations filling the house up every year at christmas,i will be buying bits and bobs for the bedrooms but nothing at all for downstairs.
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Well, my Christmas cards are made, I have to get a couple of rope lights to finish my fence in the front yard. So staging which tree I'm going to use and which ornaments for the tree. On a strict budget this year, so not many presents to be bought. It's only the husband and myself. Deciding on the comfort foods/crock pot dishes for the winter months. It doesn't get that cold here, but I'll be ready if it does decide to snow. (PLEASE, I want snow this year).
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There are actually 5 months left until Christmas from today! Wow! Time really flies. :] I recently catch myself thinking about Christmas presents for my family members. As I expect to be finally employed at the job I found, I will be able to save some money for Christmas. For my Christmas tree, I will probably use the same decorations which I made last year for last year's Christmas tree. It looked very beautiful with them so I'm thinking of decorating the tree in the same way this year too. :]
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There are actually 5 months left until Christmas from today! Wow! Time really flies. :] I recently catch myself thinking about Christmas presents for my family members. As I expect to be finally employed at the job I found, I will be able to save some money for Christmas. For my Christmas tree, I will probably use the same decorations which I made last year for last year's Christmas tree. It looked very beautiful with them so I'm thinking of decorating the tree in the same way this year too. :]
You make your own decorations? That's very cool! If you can, post some pictures of your handywork, I like things like to see other peoples craftsmanship and I really apprecate their talents!

Me, I'm always keeping my eye out for things and I have been into a blowmold kick for years now! I'm addicted to them. I have enough now where that between Halloween and Christmas, I have purchased so many of them, where they now fill half of a shed from the floor to the ceiling that is 18'x18'... The wife isn't too thrilled about that, but she likes them when I put them up in the yard~
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I bought my first Christmas gifts for my daughters yesterday...ordered them from Amazon. It is called the Rainbow Loom and you can make all these cool bracelets!

On Tues night my 7 y/o was cleaning her room with the radio on and I heard Christmas music...they were playing all Christmas music for the night.

I heard O Come Emmanuel...and felt giddy!
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Not only do i decorate my home for Christmas,but i also decorate my chicken coop. I have lights on coop,wreaths on doors/windows and they even get a small Christmas tree decorated with appropriate treats. My feathered children appear to enjoy all the festivities and special treats just as much as my daughters.
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there is a new butcher in town.....very good meats to very cheap prize....so when it is getting cooler again....I will try different types of things to find out what to make for Christmas......

and I am thinking of going to Europa Park (best amusment parc in europe) for two days with Kandice and Jones....from the 26th of December to the 27th......26th is our 2nd Christmas Day......for those who donīt know....we germans celebrate the 24th (the holy night), the 25th. (1. Christmas Day) and the 26th....2nd Christmas Day
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