Sunday, January 1, 2012
Merry Christmas 2011
We had a lovely Christmas! I think I was more excited than the kiddie pies--except Cutie Pie. She was so fun because she was thrilled by everything. Her face was constantly either a big "O" of surprise, or a huge smile with dimples!
Christmas Day being Sunday, the kiddies got up and got dressed for church first (with lots of peaks at the mantle on the stairs where stockings were hanging and SOMETHING was moving!! Finally, everyone was ready for church (except Mommy and Baby Dumpling who were not ready to venture into public yet.) Down came the stockings! The something moving turned out to be Honey Bunny.
She needed a new home and Santa knew we would take good care of her.
What treasures and goodies the stockings held!! Santa always brings us each a new toothbrush, exotic fruit, fancy hot cocoa, and candy. Cutie pie held up her kiwi fruit and exclaimed, " A Potato!" You can almost see in this picture, Cutie Pie's stocking (with the lamb on it) which I stayed up until midnight sewing so Santa could leave treats in it.
We then had a breakfast of sugary cereal (also brought by Santa because he knows Mom will NEVER allow it for breakfast otherwise) and off to church went the happy kiddies with Dad. Baby Dumpling and I had a nap, sorry though I was to miss church, especially on Christmas Day when the music would be so beautiful and the message so sweet. We'll be ready to brave all those germ infested people who think it is their right to poke their dirty fingers in new baby's faces in another week or two. Bless their hearts. (and may they be prevented from poking)
After church, Dad & kiddies hurried home & changed their clothes lightening fast so the rest of the presents could be opened.
I am most grateful for our family and dear friends, whose part in my life brings me the most happiness and blessings of all. You know who you are. Your love and the way you uplift me with positive thoughts and words makes me rich beyond measure. Thank you. Through your love, I understand better the love Jesus Christ has for me and for us all.