Jamie got to join us this Wednesday!!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
We waited and waited and waited for Griffin to finally wake up, when he did, he bolted out of the bedroom!
We started out our night with Christmas Eve candlelight service. It's definitely one of our favorite Christmas traditions! We go to the church we got married in--and that Jamie grew up in....very special! The pastor does a great children's sermon each year. When the lights dim, the candles begin to be lit and we sing Silent Night. It's wonderful! To add to the wonder this year, Ms. Paisley sat on my lap during the lighting--she looked so beautiful with the candle light on her face!
Then the wrestling began:
We enjoyed a nice, lazy Christmas Eve morning at home, we talked to Nonna and Poppa and opened gifts via video conference:
After Griffin and I got back from our fun adventure in the cities, we picked up Jamie and headed to the local planetarium. They were showing "A Christmas Star" followed by a viewing of the winter night sky, then finally a laser light show set to Christmas music. It was lots of fun!
When we got home, Griffin thought it would be a good idea to "rest" by the Christmas tree, so that's where we slept!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Today I am overwhelmed with feelings of being so blessed by heart could burst....after all I get to see Chritmas through a child's eyes.
Skating on the lake together
Our church Christmas program
Macy's 8th floor
Cutting down our Christmas Tree
Winter marshmallow roasting
Visiting Santa (we saw Santa 3 times!)
Bell ringing for Salvation Army
Decorating Christmas cookies with residents at a nursing home
The Santa Express
At the Planetarium watching "A Christmas Star"
Cozied up by the Christmas tree watching Daddy drive his new remote control car from Mary
Making a cake for Jesus's birthday
We slept by the tree on the eve of Christmas Eve