Thursday, December 25, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!











Well.....the big day is finally here!! I thought for sure, all day yesterday, that Chase and Brooke would explode from anticipation. We all went to my parents last evening, which is a Christmas Eve tradition. We gather for a yummy dinner and desserts and of course there are plenty of presents to be opened!! It is a great night of family, food and love, that is so much a part of what Christmas is to us over the years. On the way home we always drive through a neighborhood in town that places hundreds of candle lit bags all along the subdivision....it really is beautiful. Once home we placed cookies and milk out for Santa, then got pjs on and read Luke 2, which describes the birth of Jesus. Morning came very quickly....Chase said he woke up 4 different times through the night and had to fight to get back to sleep each time. Finally at 6am he came into our room and we said the magic words......It....is....time.....!!!! He went to wake Brooke up, everyone went potty, brushed teeth...and then tore into the presents. It was a light Christmas this year, but the kids seem very happy overall. Chase's fav is Guitar Hero world tour with the microphone...FUN!!! Brooke got her easy bake oven and a dog that says her name and a doll house. Chase also got some UBfunkies (for the computer) and a new jacket he'd been wanting! Mike and I didn't exchange gifts this year, I am still hopeful for a new dog in the very near near near near future:) I hope and pray that you all have a Merry Christmas and take at least a small moment out from all the gifts, food and fun, to recognize the Greatest gift of all-JESUS. He IS the reason for the season, after all!!! Have fun!! What did you all get for Christmas???

2 comments:

Three Against One said...

Merry Christmas to all of you too!! We have had a great day, Claire woke us up at 7:45am not being able to wait another minute to go downstairs and see what Santa brought! We finally woke Paige at 8:20am as she had no idea what today is....
Thought of you all yesterday and after reading your comment on Becke's blog it all kind of makes sense now. This may seem a little weird and out there but Killian was acting really strange yesterday, keep following me around the house and won't eat. He was making this really strange sound like he couldn't catch his breathe and had a strange look in his eyes. I was a little hesitant to leave him while we went to my in laws. I almost called over to see if he could spend a few hours with all of you. It was almost like he knew how sad you were and wanted to come over and give you a big old LICK!!
Hope you have a great rest of the day we are getting ready to head over to my sisters for one last round of present opening. Ho Ho Ho!

Stuarts said...

Merry Christmas to you guys. Glad you ahd a fun day. We'll have to come over and check out the new gifts and you do the same. I was hoping to see you outside today but it's raining - Sheesh! Oh well. See you soon.

(IN)COURAGE -SO great...check it out!

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