We celebrated Christmas together this year for the first time as a little family. We stayed home on Christmas morning, opened presents and had a Christmas breakfast together (biscuits and gravy, no less).
This new tradition is quite a change from driving 500 miles and sleeping at the parents’ houses, as we’d done since we were first married. We did, however, make the 30-mile trek at lunch time to celebrate Christmas with Julie’s parents and extended family, and then had dinner with my family. It ended up being quite a (long) day. Any day with family is a good one. Good memories. Hope all of you were able to enjoy the holidays with friends and family, too.
Here are a couple pictures from the holiday exploits. You can see I work very hard to keep my hair in style.
Ryan’s favorite gift: the train table. He can play with it for hours. A parent’s dream.
Which one is you and which one is Ryan?
Praying all goes well in all aspects of this new church plant. So glad your time with family was good.
We’d like the exact name of the toy that is every parent’s dream. It might be a grandparent’s dream as well.
Also, we will be praying that all goes well with your move.
Isn’t having Christmas morning as a little family the best?! We’ve done it the past two years, or a version of it. For 2006, my parents came over from Memphis and then for 2007, both my parents and Chan’s mom were here. I am betting that the experience is a bit different than having it be just the three of us, but I love being here instead of somewhere else.
Lovin the pics! Sure do miss you guys! Gotta love Christmas morning, hair, pj’s and all! So, when’s the big moving day? We’d be blessed and would love to help in some way. Give us a ring!?!
Blessings and Love
Btw, I started up a blog. Check it out when you get a chance. Good stuff I must say ;o)