Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wonderful Christmas Ends

Last night was our last Christmas of the season.  Our kids and grandkids came over for dinner and gifts and it was so wonderful. 

Luke was brave enough to eat his chicken burger with bacon and said he remembered my macaroni and cheese from Thanksgiving so he knew it was good.  Liv enjoyed the crackers and M&M's more than any real food.

After dinner it was time to open gifts.  We draw names at Thanksgiving and this year was so much fun.  Monty had Tyler and Tyler had Monty, I had Dedra and she had me, Stacy had Ryan and Ryan had Stacy.  We laughed as we realized how it ended up and it's always fun watching each one open that special gift that has been chosen just for them. 

When it came time for the grandkids it was even more fun watching their expressions as they opened each one.  When Live opened her "real" Cinderella dress that came direct from Disney World . . . well, you can see her joy!

The tiera was her favorite part and she realized that her Cinderella shoes at home would match perfectly!

Luke was so excited with his new computer addition and the Batman Legos. 

But in the end ---- everyone was playing with home made paper airplanes!!!!  They were flying back and forth across the room, crashing into anything and everything --- and no damage!  Just the fun of sitting back and taking it all in.  As I sat there watching I realized just how blessed I am.   For so many years of being out in the field and away from family --- and now having them come to our house, preparing a meal for them and just enjoying seeing all the smiles, laughter and joy --- it is truly priceless and I am so thankful!!!!!

Today we enjoyed church and a bit of shopping afterwards --- and then coming home to see this snow and ice "mass" hanging from the back of our house, directly over the dining room window.

Our prayer is that each and every one of you have a safe New Year's Eve and a blessed New Year!  Our celebrations are done --- but God is still God and that is reason enough to celebrate every day!!!!

Until next time . . . bring on 2013 --- we're anxiously awaiting.                           Susan and Monty

1 comment:

Cheryl said... fun! Your granddaughter will be sleeping in that dress! :)