A good kind of marathon.
There are so many ways to celebrate and remember Jesus' incarnation.
So much food to make.
Christmas concerts to enjoy.
A family birthday to celebrate.
Here's photographic documentation of the past month.
Some of my favorite people came to visit.
Niece, Cousin, Nanny, Friend... otherwise known as Abigail
Fun Christmas food art.
Even though I was craving a white Christmas, the warm sunshine was invigorating.
Joshua celebrates his 8th birthday
Elliana shares her charm
My little Christmas Princesses all ready to go to the Lehman gathering on Christmas eve.
I love all the happiness on these pictures.
Elliana hanging out with her favorite Lehman cousin,Little McKenna
A little girl's joy, a doll baby!
A little man's treasure....his own pocket knife!
And then the day following Christmas, our family headed off for a 48 hr. get away at my brother's cabin. I felt spoiled to be heading into such relaxation when many others were traveling and stressing about the holidays. It was such a gift to spend this time with our family.
Here are a few shots of our time at the cabin
And now we're home again and Amos is back at work. The kids are still enjoying their break from school and I am missing the co-parenting of the last few days. We're finishing up Christmas treats and still finding homes for the treasures accumulated over the past week of gift giving.
There are a number of activities that I failed to capture on camera at all...
Such as the FBCS Christmas program. I had 3 kids on the stage this year. The music and presentations were beautiful and I felt drawn to worship not only the Babe but also the Risen Victorious Savior.
The Faith Builder's Choral also presented a Christmas Cantata composed by Larry Nickel that was again beautiful and drew my heart to worship.
And the caroling. My favorite Christmas activity. I don't know how to capture the warmth and joy and adoration that I feel in my heart while singing of his birth. It's a joy to share the story with others.
The evening spent with a family-less neighbor man. How Cassie's eyes twinkled when she gave him a present.
Watching "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and feeling a lump in my throat. Realizing again how little children often lead the way in true worship.
There is so much more that I am sure I am missing...
2016 approaches. Quick like.