Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Christmas!

Sounds funny when you say it that way, doesn't it? I like to throw people off sometimes. We are having a very happy Christmas weekend. Christmas morning, the kids were so excited - of course. But Pam surprised me again. She was up before the kids were. She actually called out to them, "MERRY CHRISTMAS, COME ON KIDS!!" The kids came piling down the stairs, mouth agape, eyes wide and the room quickly filled with "WHOA!!" I think that's what parents love to see and hear. Pam was the designated gift giver outer. It always warms our hearts to see the surprised and almost "can't believe it" looks on their faces when they get certain special gifts.

The unfortunate thing for all parents is to see the countless hours of gift wrapping turned to shreds in a matter of moments. Just like the countless hours spent in the kitchen turned to dirty dishes and burps in a matter of minutes.

"C" came in with his girlfriend "R" (we're trying to make her feel at home, as much as we can) in the early afternoon. We exchanged gifts, again. "C" bought and brought a TON of board games for the family and kids.

We watch movies together. Talk, talk talk and share. I absolutely love this! FAMILY.

Well, off to church!


Aus said...

Yeah - we've been known to do that - Happy Christmas and Merry New Year always makes folks stop for a second and think!

hugs - aus and co.

The Gang's Momma! said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - I'm so behind in reading and posting that this comment will have to cover your last 4-5 posts :) Had a wonderful holiday with family, much like you mention here. But, as with all families, the need for prayer for loved ones is there too. Blessings on you all as you navigate the waters . . . May you find peace as you let go and release him to the Lord. Nothing is impossible for HIM!