The Story of Christmas

 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Luke 2: 1-20 (NIV)

It’s just another Monday …

Absolutely tasty...


Her memory will never fade ...

Operation Procrastination … continues.  I’ve yet to do anything on my TO DO LIST … I’ve yet to begin & finish Christmas shopping … I’ve yet to be productive; although it depends upon ones idea of what productive is … nevertheless, I’m off to shower and then sushi for lunch! 😉 Hope everyone is going well thus far on this Monday!

So far, so good …

There is nothing like knowing you have time to yourself — away from the daily grind of work — although, I love my job, but I’ve been on overload for the past couple of months and at least I’ll be able to clear my head over the course of the next couple of weeks and be fresh once I return!  So far, so good  — it’s all been in super slow motion (knock on wood!) and I’m loving that every minute! 

I’ve yet to start my Christmas shopping … I hate crowds and rude people – so, I procrastinate. Blah.  I’ll get it done, but first I need to really get some things done around the house … and yes, I’m procrastinating about that as well. 😉  Yes, it is – once again – apparently Lazy Bryce Day, but not worry — I’ve got to get things spiffed up cause you never know who might show up! 🙂

Hope everyone’s weekend is going well … I’m off to be productive now – maybe.


Bryce and Miss Nica