Sunday, December 25, 2011

Best. Picture. Ever...

Have you ever taken a picture that speaks a thousand words?

If I could just post one picture of our Christmas, it would be this one.
Words cannot describe how perfectly this describes my hubby and his little minnie me, Mister P.

Friday, December 23, 2011

From Me, To You...

This year I wasn't really on top of things.  Somehow family pictures and Christmas cards were lost in the shuffle of life!  I managed to snap a cute picture of my kiddos when they all happened to be dressed in reasonable clothing.  Big Boy B could care less about the camera.  He was more concerned with why I was making him stand in this dreadful white substance we call snow.  

I only sent out a few Christmas cards this year, so please do not be offended if you did not receive one.  My list grows by leaps and bounds every year, and due to budget constraints it isn't possible to send out personal greetings to everybody.  

Our love is with each and every one of you as we celebrate this most wonderful season.

This Christmas we are making it a priority in our home to really remember Christ during all of our celebrations.  Christmas presents are being kept to a minimum.  Every night during the twelve days of Christmas we have read scriptures and watched videos online about those scriptures.  We are keeping it simple.  Bringing home to our children the most important reason for celebrating.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

My favorite Christmas song of all time is, "O Holy Night"
(preferably when sung by Josh Groban or Il Divo)
There is just something about the lyrics that brings tears to my eyes and goose bumps to my skin every time I hear it.
They are incredibly poignant when you read them, and you can actually think about the words.
I want to share them with you tonight:

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6

"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!" "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
Luke 2: 13-14

May peace be with you throughout this season.
Travel safely...
Eat lots and lots of goodies...
Enjoy your family and loved ones...

Merry Christmas
From my family, and my blog to yours...