Saturday, December 26, 2009

It's over....already???

Another Christmas come and gone. It sure does seem like the month of December flies by.

Taylor celebrated his 10th birthday with a sleepover. He enjoyed having friends over and was pretty excited to get a new Wii game. Of course, he was the hit of the day when he went back to school after the "big storm" because he had me bring Krispy Kreme's for his treat!

We had our annual Ward Christmas party, and of course, a Christmas party isn't complete without a visit from the big red man. McKay really enjoyed sitting on Santa's lap, can't you tell? Grant was excited because he is a believer, and Taylor, well, let's just say Taylor is too cool to sit on Santa's lap. But he did, to please his Mom, and I was sure glad he didn't take off the jolly old elf's beard like he had threatened. (Good thing because it was real!)

We went sledding with some friends (who in the world PAYS for sledding, although, being lifted back up the hill instead of climbing it with this pregnant body was almost worth it) and had a great time. It was a perfect day and fortunately not too cold! Next time we are just going to take the boys and let them try skiing. And for my friends in Colorado and Wyoming, yes this is as big as the hill got for both skiing and sledding, but at least it will be a great place for them to learn. Now do you see why we don't snowmobile here? You just can't unless you have one heck of a mountain to "high mark".

McKay had her Christmas, yes Christmas program at preschool. It was quite refreshing to be able to go and hear them sing songs about the Savior. No "holiday party" at her school! I loved it!

The boys had their "Holiday Parties" on the last day of school. I was able to be in Grant's classroom this time helping out. The kids seemed to have a great time and of course the treat was saved for the very end of the party. Nothing like sending already over excited kids home pumped full of sugar!

Christmas Eve was spent reading Luke 2 in the New Testament, watching The Nativity and Mr. Kruger's Christmas, opening one present and reading "Twas the Night before Christmas". I am always in awe when we read Luke 2.


1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all athe world should be btaxed.
2 (And this ataxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called aBethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his aespoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her afirstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the binn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the aglory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you agood tidings of great bjoy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is aborn this day in the city of David a bSaviour, which is Christ the cLord.
12 And this shall be a asign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 aGlory to God in the highest, and on earth bpeace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with ahaste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it awondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and apondered them in her heart.

I am inspired by the wonderful blessings Mary received. What a magnificent occasion in the history of the world. How blessed we are to know of the Savior's divine birth. I hope that despite the hectic season that each and every one of you had time to reflect on the peace and happiness of this message. I know I am ever grateful for a loving Father in Heaven who sent his Beloved Son to this earth. He was born in the meekest of circumstances and died on the cross for each and every one of us. His love is never ending, His example is worth following, His life is worth worshipping. May each of you have a wonderful New Year.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you guys had a great Christmas, although I don't envy your icy storms, brrrr. We had snow on the ground for one week and now it is gone. Ben is so disappointed he can't go sledding. It just doesn't stick here.
    We are just waiting to hear the gender and prophetic name of that fourth red! Miss you!