"Love the Lord your God, walk in all His ways, obey His commands, hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and soul." Joshua 22:5

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Christmas at Home

It was so different this year...
we were at home on Christmas Eve for the very first time.

We lit our advent candles and read together...

But we were so far behind in the book that we spent {maybe an hour!} on Christmas morning catching up so that we could finish the advent story with Jesus' birth.  {All before we opened gifts...  I guess we are working on making very patient children!  Actually, they were very patient!}  We enjoyed our Sara Lee butter struesel coffee cake while John read...  a MUST according the boys on Christmas morning!  :)

I am SOOOOO grateful for how John pours himself into our family!
He is a good shepherd and he consistently leads us to the Lord!

Lots of Christmas pictures!
Here's everyone with their stockings...

Opening gifts...

Watching the snow come down...
it's seems so magical when it comes on Christmas day!

But, we didn't get to go share Christmas with the Willoughby's because of the snow/ ice...  it was just too risky to drive over the mountain.  I was SOO sad to miss that!!! :(

We spent the rest of the day relaxing in our mess...
and cleaning it up!

Just feeling...  GRATEFUL!

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