Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Some Christmas Memories

To be honest, it all feels like a blur. I wanted to post some memories though because if this remains our scrapbook, I wanted to save the moment, so we won't forget.

Emily was not feeling well and Hannah was not quite herself either, so we kept everything light. Our birthday cake this year was an Angelfood cake. Emily admired it stating, "Well, it's only fitting:)" Christmas Eve was peaceful, minus the frenetics of getting many places and to some degree that brought us all into Christmas with a real reverence.

I had mentioned gifts the girls made for Daddy. Rob is a contractor. He specializes in bathrooms and kitchens. Most days he comes home with pockets full of hardware of one sort or another. We saw a cute pattern in a magazine, (cannot remember which one now) for a "Catch-it" box. The girls picked out an unfinished box. We painted it red (Dad's favorite color) and then added several coats of clear coat to seal it. Once dry, we applied clear glue and set all of the hardware (they LOVED this part!) They even found a giant bolt to place in the center for a handle. Now, all his knick-knacks can be transferred to his box before his clohes hit the hamper - everyone is happy:)

Christmas morning, the girls were up early and ready to open gifts. Emily was quieter than usual and had to take some breaks, but that didn't stop her from mugging for the camera, just a little. Hannah loved every blessed moment. She loved tearing off the wrapping paper and was enamoured with each gift, one at a time. She even enjoyed watching Emily and paused often to say "Oooh and Ahhhh".

My father's birthday is the day after Christmas and though Emily was still on the mend, we did get out to visit that night. My family, always pretty laid back and relaxed, we really enjoyed one another.

"That we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior..." 1 Timothy 2:2-3


MacMui Mom said...

I hope everyone is mended. It took us a few days to get the bug out of our house. Your girls are growing up so fast from the looks of it. Love the box you made for Daddy. It is so creative.

Have a very happy new year!!!

Love, Lisa R

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh these are wonderful. I love the box you made...how thoughtful and creative. I am praying everyone stays well for awhile!

Linette said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! I hope the girls are feeling better. The box for Daddy is awesome-what a fun gift!

Michelle said...

I hope Emily is back 100%. I love the letter she wrote to Santa. I had to enlarge to see it. So, so cute!! I can only guess what the flip side said from your sweet Em. And what a great idea for a gift for their daddy. Made with love... those are the best gifts.

I hope your new year is off to a great start and that everyone is well!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful holiday...wish Emily had been feeling better though!! The box that the girls made for their Daddy was so cute...I am sure he loved it!!

Let's hope that 2009 brings you much HEALTH and happiness!!


3 Peanuts said...

I love the catch it box and all of the photos. Ems face is priceless with the DS!



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