I know, I know. You probably want some wedding pictures, but I don’t have our iPhone captures ready yet. Watch for them Monday! In the meantime, I’ll share with you our Christmas Day. The extended family came over on Saturday, the 23rd, but on Christmas Day proper, our immediate family celebrated. The last time with John single.
To begin with, we did our traditional 12 days of Christmas WOD. Jesse planned the workout, and it was great! We missed Mary, who had just started a cold, so she opted that it was better to pass.
Another tradition is the guys make breakfast. While they cooked, we girls enjoyed a game and coffee. The guys did an excellent job of sausage gravy, biscuits, and scrambled eggs. We enjoyed lingering over breakfast and just talking.
Then, on to gifts. Since we don’t have any little kids in the home, we took our time. I love to see the thoughtfulness and planning that goes into each gift.
I’m grateful for the Lord’s blessing of family!
I know who this picture was for!
This is the new place Arnold likes to be.
John and Anna often disguised their gifts to each other, and John carried on the tradition again.
Anna received a new exercise mat, and John began a sit up contest with her. He won.
A little bluetooth speaker, perfect for listening to the Bible and music!
Matching down vests for Mom and Dad!
Mary and Jesse made this for Dad. Hours and hours of love went into this beautiful piece.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. Jim Elliot
Jesse received a Henry Morris study Bible.
John, Anna, Jesse, and Mary gifted Mom with the decorations on the end table (lamp and the other items). It’s wonderful!
Hmmm. Nothing like giving Dad shoes//and lots of them! You know how shopping is: you can order multiple styles and sizes to find one that works.
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written
for our learning, that we through patience and comfort
of the scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)