I know I have not posted much lately and I’m sorry. I wasn’t sure how consistent I could be with this. Our December and Christmas Season so far has been wonderful! We feel so blessed! Earlier this month we had a Second Family Christmas. You know those people you consider family, your second family! We were so excited to host a night for our friends to relax, eat, drink, and be merry! And to Celebrate such a wonderful holiday! I will say more about this later. We made the house so festive with lights and decorations and had a fancy table settings, normally we are not “fancy” people. Here are some pictures…
While waiting for the guest to arrive I looked out the window and it was such a pretty sunset that I had to take a picture!
The pictures don’t do it justice. The main lights were off and we just had the lights from the tree, the garland
and all the candle light, it was beautiful.
After dinner and some chill time we opened presents but before that we (Aunt Momo) read Christmas books to the kids.
We then let the kids decorate cookies, I can’t believe we didn’t take any pictures. I think we were too busy helping to stop and take pictures.
And last but not least here is a picture of me and the girls. I love these ladies and the friendship we each have. Y’all are all very special to me!
I just realized that we have a red-head, and brunette and a blond, sounds like a bad joke starting, right? You might look at the picture and see two brunettes but if you knew her enough you would know that she is one of those that is ever-changing and you don’t know what she will do next. Love you Mon.
Big Man, Little Man and myself have done some Christmas stuff too and have been trying to get some “Family Traditions” going. We have gone to Grapevine Main Street and walked around, Little and I went to Bass Pro Shop one day and enjoyed all the fun and games they have going on there. Little does not want to sit and take a picture with Santa and I’m okay with that. We drove around and looked at Christmas lights, that was a big thing for Big Man b/c he did that as a kid. We baked Cookies, I will post those later. Nothing to big and exciting but we don’t need that. We have been enjoying our time with each other and the fact that we were able to take care of most things earlier on, that we are not in a rush with stress to get things done and bought for. I am looking forward to Christmas Eve Service at Church even though I have a feeling it is going to be very laid back and not have the symbolism and heaviness that I might be looking for this year. This is our first Christmas with TCOC, The Church of Corinth, and we are not sure what to expect.
Our family is really trying to focus on the real reason for the season if you will, Jesus! We are trying to explain to our Little Man what the day is and why we celebrate and still have Santa at the same time. I know some Christians these days don’t have “Santa” but I remember being so EXCITED as a little girl on Christmas Morning that Santa had been to our house and left me presents. So we are telling Liam that Santa brings presents to the children to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday because Jesus is a present from God for us. He is starting to retain and knows that it is Jesus’ Birthday. But he is so excited (about the presents he knows he will get) and it is such a JOY to see his face when he talks about it and I can’t wait until Christmas Morning! I hope that everyone, if anyone is still reading at this point has a very blessed and wonderful Christmas!
Love, Sonja B