Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Our First Christmas

It's been awhile since I have last posted here. It's definitely not for lack of things to write about but more like a little lack of time these last few days. I arrived home to the arms of my loving husband and it's been a flurry of activity since then.

My dad arrived on Saturday. Sunday we headed to church - what better place to celebrate Christmas? Then we headed to my in-law's for Christmas Eve celebrations (where this photo was taken). We had some yummy lasagna, wonderful cheesy bread, and salad. We played "Dutch Blitz" and "10 up 10 down"... fun times had by all! On the way home we stopped at the crazy light display of the Rix place in Glendale. Intense would be one word for it... over 84,000 lights of all kinds. When we got home Dad and Husband made some Russian Tea Cookies (a family favorite) while I wrapped a bunch of gifts. Last minute, I know!

Christmas morning! We celebrate the birth of a Savior... what a wonderful time to reflect on how God chose to save His people... the Word made Flesh... a tiny baby who would grow in stature and the favor of men and change the world forever providing for us reconciliation to our Father through His birth, death, and resurrection. It's an astounding and Jaw-DROPPING event! Our family was together for the day. Husband's parents (with their dog, Daisy, in tow) came down and we had a fun breakfast and then we opened presents. Way fun! We played with some of the "toys" that we got and then, of course, started working on dinner. We had one of our neighbors over that was not able to go home for Christmas. It was great to share our lives with her a little more. Husband read Luke 2 before our meal and we enjoyed sweet fellowship and fun for the afternoon. We had pork loin, red potatoes, corn, green bean casserole, and cornbread. Yummy! I was thankful that our fridge didn't get as full with leftovers as it did for Thanksgiving! It was a great day... and there were again many moments in which I will cherish in my heart and ponder on them often.

This morning my dad left for home (Husband's parents left for Denver this morning, too) and Husband headed off to work. I am here working on laundry and other random things and you may be wondering, "Now that Christmas is over what are you going to do now?" Well...


Seriously. We leave tomorrow! I have NEVER been and now at the "ripe" (ha ha ha!) age of 27 I finally get to go and I will enjoy and remember it all! Fun, fun! We will be back Saturday some time. I love to travel with Husband and we have many adventures planned for the upcoming year!

Merry CHRISTmas all!

1 comment:

  1. Make sure you coax Matt into taking you to the The Blue Bayou. It's a bit pricey, but the food is some of the best I've ever had. I think you can make reservations ahead of time, maybe even on the webpage I linked to above. Have fun!