Thursday, December 24, 2009


"Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth."

(Luke 2:14)

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch of their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them,

"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."

(Luke 2:8-11)


Naturegirl said...

Wonderful message for this season of JOY and peace!
Joey I think I've left my Christmas greeting in your last post but I still say
(( Merry Christmas!))
love and light aNNa xo

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Amen. Merry Christmas Joey. I hope the ice doesn't keep us away from Christmas Eve mass. We'll go tomorrow if we must. Your photo of the angel is beautiful.~~Dee

Sweet Home and Garden Carolina said...

Joy and happiness to you and your loved ones, Joey. May the new year bring you many treasures.

Unknown said...

Peace to his people on earth, indeed, Joey! It's been a challenging year for both of us...I'll be thinking of you tomorrow, because I know your thoughts will turn at times to your sister. Here's hoping that 2010 will be a kinder, gentler time for all of us. xx jodi

joey said...

Thank you, dear Anna ... indeed I did see your lovely note but we can never receive enough Christmas love ... of which much more is sent your way also for a Blessed Christmas and peaceful/healthy New Year.

Thanks, dear Dee. Because of the grandboys, we will attend early Children's Mass and then entertain 'the troops'! We too are expecting rain, hopefully not freezing since we light luminaries at dusk (our Garden Club yearly fundraiser)! Wishing you a most Blessed Christmas and beautiful New Year!

Carol said...

Beautiful Photo! Stunning light and shadows... You are so talented! Merry Christmas Joey!!

RURAL said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Thanks for all of your kind comments over the year, and your blogging friendship.

Have a wonderful time celebrating with family, and friends.


the inadvertent farmer said...

Joey that is just lovely...thanks so much for all the inspiration you give all of us over the year! Have a blessed and merry Christmas, kim

Marysol said...

May Santa and his reindeer spread much joy into your life this Christmas!
And let's hope the North Pole reception committee cleans up afterward.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend!

Rose said...

It is wonderful to see so many blogging friends who keep the true meaning of Christmas in their hearts. Blessings to you this Christmas Eve, Joey.

Anonymous said...

Joey, wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas! *waving at you from Allen Park*

Nancy at said...

Wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010.

lindalou said...

Merry Christmas Joey and thanks for your words of encourage and hope. It helps to know that we will get through this and on the other side there is a bright future for my son.

Blessings for the season to you and your family.

Anna/Flowergardengirl said...

Big hugs today Joey and am wrapping my arms around you tight. Merry Christmas.

Meems said...

Glory to God in the highest... what better way to say Merry Christmas, dear Joey. Here's hoping for every ounce of peace, joy, and love for you and your family in the coming year. Thank you for another year of beautiful photos and print worthy recipes. hugs & love,
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Victoria said...

Beautiful!!! Your posts are always bright and spirited! Gorgeous!

joey said...

Thank you, dear Carolyn ... joy, happiness and a wonderful New Year to you also.

Indeed, dear jodi, may the New Year treat us kindly :) Thank you ... your friendship is treasured.

Thank you, Carol ... a gift coming from you :) May you be surrounded in holiday blessings ... and the gift of healing prayer for Jeremiah.

And thank you, Jen! It's been a joy knowing you and sharing our love behind the lens ... Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Thank you, dear Kim. As you are always there in beauty/humor to enrich our day! New Year blessing for you and your beautiful family (and Gismo)!

Dear Marysol... you are the best! Long arms wrap around you, dear friend. May the New Year surround you with many blessings!

I've noticed that also, Rose ... Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the birth of Christ! Happy New Year, dear friend, with hopes for many new 'fun-filled' adventures for Thelma & Louise :)

I waved, Robin, but I'm sure you couldn't see me through the torrential rainfall :( Happy holidays with your wonderful family!

Thank you, Nancy, and wishing you a wonderful 2010 also.

Dear Lindalou ~ you and Mikey are so in my healing thoughts and prayers! May the New Year bring you needed health & happiness. ((BIG HUGS))

Dearest Anna, my arms are tightly wrapped around you also, dear friend ~ though the void huge, we all (family & dear friends) wrapped ourselves together in Christmas love and had one of the loveliest ever.

How lovely, Meems, and thank you. Blessed to know you, you too are a gift!

As are yours are always bright and spirited, Kiki (perhaps kindred souls)!

Kylee Baumle said...

Amen, dear Joey! I hope you are enjoying your Christmas with your family and I'm wishing you good things for the new year. Thank you for your beautiful images you always have on your blog. *hugs*st

joey said...

*Hugs*, dear Kylee. Happy New Year blessings!

Martha said...

I hope you had the merriest of Christmases!

F Cameron said...


I hope you and yours had a Merry Christmas... have a Happy New Year, too!

Cameron (and Charm, too)

marmee said...

merry christmas season to you and your is the best time of year for being with family and doing things together.
happy december my friend.

Nutty Gnome said...

I hope you had a wonderful joyeous Christmas with your beloved family dear Joey - and may 2010 bring only good things for you!


Kathryn/ said...

This is so lovely, Joey. I so appreciate what you consistently put out there into the world--always full of graciousness, quality and beauty. Hope your Christmas was all you'd wished for and that you enjoy the closing of the year and the opening of the New Year. Big hugs and much love, Kathryn xoxoo

Roses and Lilacs said...

Joey, your photo is just lovely. I cannot believe the Christmas season is over. It was so very short this year. I feel like I'm in some time warp, the days and season just fly by.

I hope your Christmas was perfect and that your New Year will be everything you hoped for.

joey said...

... and you, Martha. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Cameron ... it seems that this past one has been huge for many. Do hope this year rings in the health, happiness and hope for beautiful tomorrows.

Such a busy time for families, dear Marmee, especially for someone like you that doesn't miss a beat :) May the New Year surround us all in peace, health and happiness!

Thank you, dear Nutty, and may I extend the same beautiful wishes to you and your dear family. Will look forward to the tea house completion and more photos of you in your snuggies and wellies :)

Our friendship has been a joy, dear Kathryn. Thank you for the kind words and support over the past few years ... you, my dear, are the 'Queen of Graciousness'! My long arms are wrapped around you with love and hopes for a beautiful New Year!

I'm with you BIG TIME, Marnie! Where did the year go, dear blogging friend? Wishing you the happiest of New Years also. I'm in a huge time & tech warp, wondering when I can get back to blogging!

Shady Gardener said...

Beautiful, Beautiful! Thank you Joey. God's blessings to you as you continue through this week in anticipation of the arrival of 2010! :-)

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

I always enjoy your images, Joey. Very pretty. Stopped over to wish you a Happy New Year. Looking forward to trying more of your yummy recipes in the coming year! :)

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

Beautiful words and picture on this last post of the year. Thank you for this year dear Joey, Happy New Year 2010. Hugs and Blessings/ Tyra

joey said...

Thank you, dear Shady. Wishing you a peaceful, healthy, and Happy New Year!

And I so enjoy your images also, Kate, that look especially awesome on my new iMac :) Happy New Year!

Warm hugs and blessings to you also, dear Tyra! It has been a true joy/gift connecting with you :)