Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

** Cohl 6 1/2, Jenna almost 3, Kirra almost 5**
(These are pics from JC Pennys just before Chirstmas...we brought our own Santa, my dad)

Well yet another Christmas season has come and gone. Sadly I do not have any pictures of my own to share because I cannot find the battery charger for my camera. We will probably get some pics from friends and family that we can post later.

As I look back on the last few weeks there are a few things that I remember with a smile.

This year we got a Nativity Scene made by the company Play Mobil. They are lego-like but don't come apart and are kid friendly and not breakable. So we wrapped up each piece individually and had three to unwrap each day for 6 days. So as the 6 days before marched on the kids unwrapped the Christmas story. We also got them a kid Bible this year to share and read from that Bible as we unwrapped the characters. Then they held up their character as it was mentioned in the story. That way there were listening for their part. It was fun and they got to open "presents" for 6 days leading up to Christmas. It was definitly memorable and to be repeated for years to come.

Secondly David and I and the SE campus of The Well were able to volunteer at The Neighborhood Thrift making Christmas present giving a little more possible for people this year through discounted new toys and clothes. It was a joy to serve beside you all!

Another great time was seeing my girlfriends that are dispersed in two countries. We missed you Colleen!

Lastly we were able to spend great TIME with all the sides of our family this year and not just rush from one place to the next.

Thank you all for making this year a great year!