Decking the Halls


It’s that time of year again, here’s a peek into the Cramer Christmas pad.

It’s looking like it will be a white Christmas here in Michigan, yay!

Our First Christmas 1987, can hardly believe I just celebrated 21 years with my best friend.

Lot’s of joy in this house!

Lauren doing the Jingle Bell Rock.

One of my favorite decorations, this picture of a snowman ~ “praising the Lord”!
All he needs is a cup of hot coffee…well maybe a vanilla bean frappacino instead…

The family room.

The living room.

And because so many of you have been asking about the Christmas Gala
that I spoke at, here is a picture of when I told the story of my
Worship Accident
The evening was wonderful, what an amazing bunch of women! They were precious.
And the best part was that no one

threw any shoes at me!!

And here is the reason that we fuss and bother, though sometimes we forget.
I pray that we would not leave the precious baby in the manger,
but embrace Him in our hearts and lives forever.

Thank you for stopping by Praise and Coffee today.

I wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas
and Happy New Year.

Thanks Boomama for doing all the work once again!

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  1. Smelling Coffee says:


  2. What a beautiful home 🙂 Thanks for having us.

  3. I love your pretty home! Come visit me at my house (blog)!

  4. Everything looks lovely, and I am just a little bit envious of your snow. Merry Christmas!

  5. Great tour. Thanks for sharing.Merry Christmas!!!!!

  6. Sue…just LOVE your beautiful home. How nice to have a white Chritmas. Merry Christmas

  7. I love your "Joy" ornament. It's so festive.

  8. Kim@ForeverWherever. says:

    Your home is so beautiful a cozy! Have a wonderful Christmas!Thanks for sharing!-Kim

  9. Whitney Caroline Des says:

    I love the "Praise the Lord" Snowman! Too cute!Wishes for a Very Merry Christmas!

  10. Oh! I want a white Christmas! Don't quite think it's going to happen out here in California. =^) So I'll look at your photo and dream…

  11. A Stone Gatherer says:

    Great pics Sue! Now why would people throw shoes at you, your not the leader of the free world! LOL! Just say that this morning!

  12. LOVE that little Lauren and her Jingle Bell Rock!!!Everything is lovely.

  13. Dena @ Green Acres says:

    What a beautiful home you have and I love your garland over the window. Thanks for sharing!

  14. the pleasures of hom says:

    Your daughter looks so adorable doing the jingle bell rock – great picture! Thanks so much for the tour!Manuela

  15. Beautiful!

  16. Phillips Phamily Mam says:

    I love the way your tree and garland coordinate! Beautiful.

  17. We women value our shoes too much to throw them! I wonder if that guy got them back? Great pictures, everything is so beautiful.

  18. Love the snow covered lights!! And your nativity!

  19. I love your snowman picture…. too cute! Enjoy all that snow:).

  20. Gorgeous tree!

  21. I love your Joy-filled home.

    Thanks for the tour, Sue.

    btw … this is my first year participating.

  22. Beatuitful home and decorations and this southern girl is happy that you posted a picture of snow! We don't see much of it in Tennessee except for last week when we got 2 inches. 🙂 Merry Christmas!Patty

  23. Oh, I love the praisin' snowman!

  24. Lovely home — thanks for sharing! And what a funny story about your "worship accident". hehehehe

  25. Your house and blog are beautiful! Thank you for the hospitality! I love the picture of the snowman too, but I am *not* jealous of your snow at all! LOL!

  26. Thanks for the tour…your home is beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  27. beckyjomama says:

    Such a beautiful home – and, OH, I do hope that we get a white Christmas!And I adore that Joy ornament!Thanks for sharing!

  28. His Doorkeeper says:

    Thank you for inviting us in! You have a wonderful spirit about you!Everything looks very nice and I pray you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  29. I loved seeing all of your wonderful decorations…thank you so much for the tour! It was fun to see you demonstrating your story on stage! :)Stop by for some tea at my place if you can! :)Blessings,~Tammy (Lattes and Lollipops)

  30. Adventures of Laura says:

    Your home is so pretty and festive – thanks so much for sharing it! A blessed Christmas to you and your family!

  31. Loved viewing your joy-full home.Merry Christmas!

  32. So pretty! I love the praising snowman! I want one, too.

  33. LindaSueBuhl says:

    I echo the praise of the praising snowman! Pretty house and the JOY is apparent to all of us who are visiting. Merry Christmas!

  34. Great tour!

  35. Sidney (Sixy Mama) says:

    Thanks for sharing your home! Gorgeous!

  36. Becca and Adam says:

    I love using "Joy' in my decorations too!! enjoy your white Christmas! (I'm jealous)

  37. Love these pix Sue! The snow just amazes me. So very pretty. Everything!!!!Merry Christmas friend!Hugs,Fran

  38. LOVE that big beautiful tree and garland! Everything looks so inviting! Oh, and that nativity scene is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!

  39. Nana 2 four says:

    Beautiful! Makes me realize how pitiful my decorating skills are! I did get my tree up and the grandkids helped decorate and so far only one ornament has been broken. Thanks for the tour.Beth Herring

  40. I loce the PRAISE snowman! Beautiful! Sweet blessings! Renee

  41. Your home looks so warm and inviting. I love the tree with the ribbons streaming down…beautiful.Thanks for having me over…Happy holidays!

  42. Loved checking out your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing with us. Had to go back and re-read the story of the worship accident. Too funny. Blessings…

  43. Jillian, Inc says:

    Oh, I just love it all. I'm a snowman collector, so I especially love the "praise snowman". Too cute. Merry Christmas!

  44. Everything was just lovely, Sue. I loved that snowman too.

  45. canadacole says:

    I love all of the Joy in your home. Thanks for sharing it with us! Merry Christmas!

  46. Thanks for sharing your Christmas Home! I miss snowy Michigan Christmases.

  47. Thanks for welcoming us to your home.Best wishes to you and yours this Holiday season!

  48. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the tour with us and for passing along the JOY!Pat

  49. I love your tree and your manger! You have a wonderful home!Merry Christmas!

  50. RN and OSHP says:

    Love your joy ornament!

  51. Lovely!

  52. Washer Mom Val says:

    Aah – nice blog. We have numerous things in common from adoption, married over 20 years to a hubby best friend, etc. I'll visit again. Thanks.

  53. Love your 'joyful' home! the snowman picture is too cute! Blessings to you this Christmas!

  54. Oh my, it looks COLD there! I love the word "JOY" at this time of year too… Merry Christmas! : )

  55. I love that snowman picture. Where did you find that if you don't mind my asking. It's just wonderful.

  56. Beautiful! Love your blog!

  57. Beautiful – love the snowman!!Thank you for inviting me in.

  58. Jean Stockdale says:

    What a wonderful job you have done combining the traditions of the holiday with the Real Reason for the Season-the Lord Jesus Christ. Have a glorious holiday. Blessings.

  59. Susan J. Reinhardt says:

    Hi Sue -Thanks for giving us the grand tour. Blessings,Susan 🙂

  60. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  61. Susan Skitt says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely! I so enjoyed your Christmas tour this year. As beautiful as last year dear friend. And I love what you said about not leaving the baby Jesus in the manger. He grew up and fulfilled the will of His Father perfectly!

  62. Sherri's Southe says:

    You have a beautiful home. Love the Nativity and THAT SNOWMAN!Merry Christmas!

  63. It is all beautiful… I love the snowman praising Jesus too!Sweet Blessings,and Merry Christmas!DeeDee

  64. You have snow! You have snow! Agh! so unfair. But I do love your deco, esp. the praising snowman.He's cool.

  65. Love all your holiday decor. Thanks so much for sharing with everyone in the blog world. Happy Holidays!

  66. Enjoyed your tour! We're getting snow today in Vancouver, BC. Hopefully we'll have some on Christmas!

  67. Joyful Dreamer says:

    Thanks for the tour 🙂 I'm glad you will get a white christmas 🙂

  68. I really enjoyed seeing your home! Beautiful! Loved the Worship incident, too. I listened to the song and it just really started my morning off right! Thank you for sharing that song – I'm off to itunes to buy it for my ipod!God bless you ~ Julie

  69. Thanks for the tour. Everythig looks great.

  70. Super Saturday says:

    Love your home! Thanks for sharing, Paula in Idaho

  71. S'more of my Th says:

    Beautiful! I love the snowman praising Him!Stopping by from Boomama's site.