Well, I'm back online!
We've had a wonderful day together celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!
I woke up about 5:30 am. The children about 6:30am. Then, Daddy came down about 7:30am. We started the morning by singing Happy Birthday to Jesus.
Then Josh passed out our gifts to open.
Afterwards we had a big Christmas breakfast together of egg,sausage,cheese casserole, bacon, biscuits and homemade gravy. A little later after breakfast we all gathered again for dad to read to us from the Bible the true Christmas Story of Jesus' birth.
One special gift that Jordan and Josh gave to David and I was a photo of them that I had taken....I've posted it here...they gave us this color version in an 8x10. Also with that was enclosed a poem that Jordan had written for us. I'll type it for you:
Christmas by Jordan
Bells will ring, people will sing,
Tidings of joy, to every girl and boy.
Gifts of green, gifts of red,
yummy cookies and gingerbread.
Evergreen trees, decorated with glee,
Santa with his sleigh, Rudolph saves the day.
Candy canes that tie and nutty pumpkin pie,
Stockings will hang, and drums will bang.
But that is not the reason, for this very special season.
Baby Jesus was born, on Christmas morn.
Three kings traveled very far, without a car,
Shephards from the east, to see the baby priest.
So do all your traditions, that you do at Christmas,
But remember this advise....That Christmas began with Christ!
Here is a video of the kids making Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve, and then Christmas morning opening their gifts from our family back home. (despite us all having the "crud"...a nasty RSV, we still managed to keep Christmas fun!)
Hope you all had a blessed and meaningful Christmas with family and friends.