Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Zechariah 13:9

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Highlights

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

  • Christmas Highlights

    On Tuesday before Christmas, we made fruit/snack baskets with some friends of ours.  We both have boys and decided that it would be a fun project for them to learn how to make baskets and bless others with them.  The boys didn't think it sounded as grand as us mom's did, but they willingly put together their designated basket, all the while asking when they could go play. 

    They did a great job though!

    My mom came later in the day and we made more baskets to be delivered that evening while we went Christmas caroling.  We were also able to bless the mailman and some neighbors with baskets.

    Our family spent Christmas day at home.  My mom, Dave's parents and Solomon's girlfriend, Carrie, also joined us.  We opened gifts in the morning and had our traditional Christmas meal of shepherd's pie for lunch.  I did not take hardly any pictures.   Not even of Oakley!  In the evening some young folks came over to hang out.  Every year we get a family game and this year we got "Would You Rather...", so we played that in the evening.  Interesting game!

    On Sunday, my whole family went to my mom's for lunch.  There were 33 of us and we had a great time of fun and fellowship. And, of course, food, lots of food!   During a game of Taboo, Oakley just had to give in to a nap!

    We decided to play some tricks on the children.   There are many games and tricks that we did when we were young folks and thought maybe our children would enjoy one or two.   The first one we did was the surprise relay race. You have objects hidden under containers in a line down the tables and they turn the container over put the object in and go to the next one - as fast as they can.  But under one is a person that has stuck his head up between the 2 tables.  Surprise!   If you watch these youtubes you will see how it works.  It was funny and the kids loved it!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2jFEH-fDQM George
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8t1Cemg1OI Uriah
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJlERX4ZKvo Oliver

    Another one we did was...not sure what it is called.  I sat at a table and my sister-in-law sat hidden behind me making her arms look like mine.  As I told of getting ready for the day, she performed the tasks I was talking about - like...washing my face, putting lotion on, combing my hair, brushing my teeth, putting my glasses on, etc..  I wish I could've watched the children's faces!!

    On Monday, we HAD to go to Cabela's to redeem gift certificates.  Around and around Cabela's we went, while the boys tried to figure out what they wanted.  Want to know how much patience you have?   I discovered that I don't have quite enough for that kind of situation!   They did get nice stuff and they are happy.  I tend to be relieved when the holidays are over and we can get back into a normal routine again.  And it is only 82 more days til Spring!!!  Yipee!!
    Until next time............. 

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