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Friday, December 12, 2008

Deck the Halls!

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Merry Christmas!!

I hope everyone is just as crazy as I am, but enjoying it all the same! We have Bible verses about Christmas to learn, gifts to wrap (notice the large empty area under that tree? Well, there are gifts bought to go there, but are they wrapped? Uh. no.) and more gifts to buy. We have a Christmas program to be a part of at church and a Christmas party for our Sunday school class to attend. IT IS NUTSO!! But it’s Christmas and it’s still fun!

Speaking of those Bible verses, tonight while Caroline was in the tub she said: (in a VERY loud voice!)

“And there were in the same country shepherds keeping watch over their fwocks by night. And lo! The angel of the Lord said unto them Fear not! for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For God so loved the world that He gave his only forgotten Son that whoever beweve in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16” 015

I am sure the Bible says SOMETHING like that… in several places.

Anyway, we had my husband’s work party at my mother-in-law’s house and it went very well. She is doing GREAT and just amazes us everyday, BUT there were 25 people in her house 2 weeks after fairly major surgery!! The party was scheduled before the surgery and it was being catered so she thought we could swing it. It was a lot of work, but I think everyone enjoyed themselves… as much as engineers enjoy themselves when they are together that is! Hee hee.

This time of year can be very overwhelming, and yet the reason that we do so many of the things that we do is because we love our family and friends, we enjoy celebrating our Savior’s birth and we enjoy the traditions that we share with mankind. It makes us a part of something bigger than ourselves. It makes us want to give and brings us closer to those that we love. And every year I learn something new. I learn more about why we celebrate and it makes this time of year so special!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Our Savior, family and friends are worth every effort that we put into this season. There may be fifty-leven things to do, but it’s ok! They will get done. Just remember…People are more important that things, and Jesus is most important! Celebrate Him and the ones you love!!

4 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

Amen!!!

And I love the "condensed" version of that Bible verse(s) - too cute!

Your tree is beautiful! love the way the lights reflect off the floor!

JenB said...

Yay! Finally a tree! It looks very pretty. Maybe some day soon I'll get to see it (and you!) in person! Miss you!

Faith said...

Your tree looks pretty!

Hope you slept good after our crazy busy weekend!

Leigh Ann said...

Your tree is SO pretty, and so is Caroline! Merry Christmas!