Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

I can't believe it has been so long since I've written. December is a busy month, even though I purposely tried to slow things down. However, with that said, we still had a wonderful month of making memories and following traditions!!

I do so much baking this time of year that for Christmas Eve, when we have our Birthday Party for Jesus I let the kids take charge. We do cupcakes because...well, there is just too many sweets around this time of year. The last thing I want is a cake lying around.

It is just really special to be able to enjoy Pop every Christmas. My boys will forever have the memories of times like this with their Great Grandfather. Pop is going to be 93 in February. Above we are singing to Jesus!

The we do our traditional..."What God Wants for Christmas". Pretty much, it is the gospel message. Here Pop is opening the box that has Joseph in it! He had fun...that blessed my heart!

What God wants for Christmas was in box number 7. I make everyone look in box 7 and ask them what they see. In box number 7 is a they know that God wants Pop, Shane, Kyle, Mike, Brendan and Lisa for Christmas. He wants our hearts, our love, our lives!

We then go and open a few grandparent gifts (always the same things...Hess Trucks & new Christmas PJs!) - my kids look forward to both!
Then, of course, my Kyle believes in everything! He'll tell you straight up...I believe in everything!! Brendan is skeptical and well Shane had enough..he had to know the truth. He has been so great about not saying anything to his brothers! Here are Santa's treats, and of course Brendan's note. Which of course I will reply..."If you really want to know...go ask your Mom!"

Later I will write about my encounter with a woman I met tonight as I went home from Church, "another way." It was a total divine appointment. Stay tuned. OH and I'm going to have to post a picture of our Christmas Surprise!
Merry Christmas to any and all that read this!

1 comment:

Caroline said...

I look forward to the unveiling of the surprise. I love your sweet family and you without ever meeting you all in person. God Bless you and keep you, and enjoy tomorrow morning.