Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010 FLEW By! Part ONE

Christmas 2010 . . .  where did it go? We plan and dream about the memories we will make and in a blink it is time for bed. 

Why does it go so fast? 

Our Christmas celebrating began on Thursday evening, continued through yesterday and today. There are plenty of toys to play with and Christmas movies are still playing in the BluRay.

We are so blessed to have such special memories of our time with family and our special time together yesterday.

As I went to bed Christmas Eve, this was my view:

Christmas morning was a bit delayed . . . the kids ALL slept in. Can anyone say Christmas Miracle??? It was after 9:00 a.m. before little feet hit the floor. Randy and I crawled out of bed and headed downstairs for a cup of coffee. This is what we found:

On to Stockings . . .

Grams and Gramps arrived for breakfast . . . 

Breakfast was scrumptious!

Homemade waffles and breakfast casserole!

Not to mention that we had homemade whipped cream  . . .  we used this new little gadget:
it makes the fresh whipping cream into an aerosol. 
Everyone loved it!
After breakfast and a pretty easy clean up, we all headed into the family room . . . a few of us adults enjoyed a bit of Irish Coffee! Yummo!
Next . . . the first gifts . . . .

New Bibles with Covers for the boys.

and then we began reading Luke 2. First Cameron began, but after several minutes and only a verse or two, the reading was transferred to Katelyn. 

Everyone listened . . .

The Birth of Jesus Christ

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,  to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.  And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.  And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,  “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”  When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”  And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.  And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.  And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

After the Bible reading, we all sang Away in the Manger and Happy Birthday Jesus.

Tomorrow . . . part TWO


ParkerMama said...

You are truly blessed. Your family is beautiful. I'm so glad that the spirit of Christmas and the knowledge of the birth of our Savior filled your hearts and home.

Marva said...

What a wonderfully, blessed Christmas morning (so far)!!! Can't wait for part 2!!!!!

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