I wanted to share some pictures from our Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
We love to be together, and the little ones add a special sparkle to that time.
One highlight on Christmas was going to visit friends at the assisted living home where we go to church. When I walked into one of my friend’s apartments, she sat quietly on her couch, alone. Christmas decorations adorned her room, and a lone present sat waiting to be opened. I smiled cheerfully and told her Merry Christmas, taking a seat next to her.
As we talked, my heart ached with sympathy. It appeared that almost all she had left were memories of by-gone years. She thanked me for coming. After a bit, we joined the rest in the main area to sing Christmas carols.
Maybe you could take some time this next week to do something special with someone you love.
Happy New Year!
Here we go again. You see Tina’s adorable personality.
Anna and Mary made nightgowns for the little girls.
A new exercise shirt for me (Tina helped open it ;)).
A wedding picture to add to our wall for the married couples.
Joseph designed this banner for Dad. We have room in our entryway to hang it, and when we moved into the house, Joseph gifted Dad with a banner to hang there. It is a beautiful way to proclaim Jesus. Dad loves the new banner!
A precious gift from a niece.
Joseph and Elissa had to close their eyes while a present was brought in.
John and Anna gifted them with a new-to-them grill! Buying used is a blessing.
Little Drew is so adorable.
We did our traditional Christmas program that night.
The three new members added to the family in 2014!
Christmas morning, we did a workout, the “12 days of Christmas”.
Christmas morning, the guys made breakfast for us–a tradition.
John’s biscuits were quite amazing!
On our visit to our friends Christmas day, we sang carols, and they also sang their Merry Christmas rendition, much to everyone’s joy!
Anna is awesome with cooking. She was gifted with a meat smoker (used). We can’t wait to be the happy recipients of her first meal with it!
I made “to/from” tags again with pictures this year.
Baking together in the kitchen.
I was gifted with a wireless remote for my camera. It is so wonderful ;). Now I can get group pictures much easier and without having to push the timer and rush to sit down.
Activity before a meal!
Some of the cleanup crew!
“…and my people shall be satisfied with
my goodness, saith the LORD.”