December 24, 2011
Day: 300-something. Items Purchased: 0 Temptation Radar: )
I’d like to give a shout out to Jesus. Who could do anything greater than die for us so that we may live? No one. I love Christmas and everything it represents: new life, mystery, surprises, hope, graciousness, blessing, generosity, family, and togetherness. This evening, after attending our candlelight service at church, we ate CDB’s (my brother-in-law Steve drove all the way to Tampa to get it for us) and opened gifts with the Reed/Madden side of the family! Fantastic! You can see here, these cousins are fit-to-be-tied!
Merry Christmas Eve!
The children (at least the little ones) anxiously awaiting the gift reveal!
Olivia was Amelia’s “Secret Santa” and gave her an awesome new stroller for her baby!
Olivia was Thomas’s “Secret Santa” and she is mighty proud of the Halo blocks she chose for him! Thomas looks pretty stoked too!
George was Owen’s “Secret Santa” and hooked him up with some pretty sweet Wii games.
The children are mesmerized by Aunt Stephanie, who is telling them how to prepare for Santa’s arrival by offering Reindeer food. they actually sprinkled the food out on the lawn. So cute!