Christmas is here! The long awaited day! I wait for this day all year. Not because of the gifts, the music, not because of the food, but because of the wonderful memories that are formed with family and friends and because of the time the world pauses to reflect on why Christ came as a baby.
It’s our family tradition to open gifts on Christmas Eve, although my dad was pushing to do it on the Eve of Christmas Eve. haha That didn’t happen. After I got home from work on Friday at about 4:30, I helped Mom finish up the goodies, which included a shrimp ring, Cheese & Sausage Dip, Artichoke Dip, Chips & Salsa, Popcorn Chicken, Veggies, and much more. YUM! We opened gifts and it was such a fun time! We shook things up this year and let mom and dad open their gifts first. I have never been so excited about their gifts before! It was a lot of fun. This year I had asked for a Kindle and, tada! I got one! It’s a very neat little gadget and I like it even more now that I’ve played with one! I have downloaded 50 (free) books already from Amazon. So fun! If you have any suggestions of books, PLEASE give me ideas. 🙂
Dad & Christopher putting together his super cool RC Airplane.
My new Kindle! It’s smaller than it looks. About 7-8″ long. Love it! I got a cover and a light for it as well.
Josh snuggling up in the faux mink blanket I got him.
This morning was spent at church, celebrating the real reason for Christmas. I sang a solo which didn’t start out too great but ended up decently. *sigh* Mornings just don’t treat me well for singing! The message was spectular! Bro. G preached on the Gift By Grace. He compared the gift of salvation to gift giving at Christmas time.
After the service we had a couple of families over, one of which couldn’t stay long due to having to catch a ferry. We had SUCH a good time eating and playing games. That is probably the most fun I’ve ever had playing Guestures! Let’s just say, it would have been difficult to give a trophy out.
Yesterday was spent at work (as previously mentioned). It was my last day singing for the wagon rides and we also did a photo shoot.
All in all, it was a wonderful day. As I sit here pondering all that has occured I can’t help but think of what this time must have been like some 2,000 years ago. Granted, Christ wasn’t born on December 25th exactly, but could you imagine actually being there at Christ’s birth?? And why did He even come? It was for ME! That is an amazing thought. It’s one of those things that we know in our heads, but it’s different to know it in ours hearts. I hope that each of you had a wonderful, Christ-filled Christmas.