Christmas Memories

I thought it would be fun to put a little pictorial post of this past Christmas.

Christmas Eve with Justin

Christmas Eve with Justin

Dining Room Decorated for Christmas

Dining Room Decorated for Christmas

Nativity

Nativity

Nathan with Timothy

Nathan with Timothy Christmas Morning

Joseph being read a clue on our hunt to find the stable

Joseph being read a clue on our hunt to find the stable

Jonathan decided to shave part of his head while we were on our "hunt"

Jonathan decided to shave part of his head while we were on our "hunt"

For about eight years now we exchange our gifts to one another on New Year’s Day, calling it Wise Men’s Day. My dad puts together a hunt with clues around the house and sometimes outside with Scripture references to help us “find” the stable with Mary, Joseph and Jesus (mom, dad and a baby doll). We each “give” something to Jesus, usually a picture, letter, song or devote an aspect of our lives to Jesus. This has been a meaningful way to help us focus on why Jesus came to earth on Christmas Day, to die on the cross for mankind’s sin, and then to exchange gifts on a different day. This year was a little different though, since Jonathan was in on leave from the Marines and Stephen was leaving  for school in Texas January 1st, we celebrated December 25th!

Stephen committing his time at GIAL to Jesus

Stephen committing his time at GIAL to Jesus

Dad committing to teach us from the Heidelberg Catechism this year

Dad committing to teach us from the Heidelberg Catechism this year

Joseph with his blow gun!

Joseph with his blow gun!

Rachel with her new lace gloves

Rachel with her new lace gloves

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Josiah:-)

Calvin & Nathan intent in a new game

Calvin & Nathan intent in a new game

Christmas Dinner (we had a big brunch!)

Christmas Dinner (we had a big brunch!)

Ah! so pretty!!

Ah! So pretty!!

Almost too pretty to eat!

Almost too pretty to eat!

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3 thoughts on “Christmas Memories

  1. DT, don’t worry, the food was gone in a matter of ten minutes or so! But if we ever need any help, we’ll let you know.

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