Giving Thanks for a Happy Christmas

Oh, we had a good time. Yes, yes, we did. Did you know that Christmas stockings make wonderful hats? LOVE that! Wish I had the heart of a two year old!

This Christmas was so fun. I loved watching my children’s excitement. I loved visiting with my in-laws. I loved spending time with hubby when there were very few distractions. We unplugged and it was great!

I am particularly reminded about all the things that I have to be thankful for.

Six happy children who didn’t wake up until after 7 am.

Peet’s coffee, a new coffee mug, and a loving husband to share it with. (He claims that I am only the sweet and complex part.)

Playmobil and their historically accurate toys.

Happy girls and their ponies.

That hams can be cooked in an oven bag when you wake up too late to put it in the crockpot.

An aunt with a sense of humor – My Aunt Cass sent “this box of candy” with a note saying that it was “better than See’s candy.” She was right. Thanks for the date nights, Cass!

Fun grandparents and cute kids.

That Jesus was born.

I hope your day was great and filled with rest and rejoicing!

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  1. Lovely pics, Jessica.. So glad you all had a warm and love-filled Christmas. Just the way it should be. :-)

  2. Sounds like it was a great Christmas!

  3. Your Christmas sounds fabulous – I LOVE that box of “better than See’s.” I’m going to remember that for next year!

  4. Yes, indeed it was a very merry Christmas. My make-it-for-the-first-time British trifle for 20(yes 20) was fantastic and everyone loved it. I skyped with my family from afar and the computer cooperated. We celebrated with family nearby and laughed and ate together. And back in the stillness, when my daughters(one of whom spent Christmas eve with the emergency pediatrician > all good now) were in bed, we gave thanks for this wonderful day. For Drs and nurses who could not be with their families, for the health of our family and said prayers for those who had no choice but to be with Drs and nurses. We have much to be thankful for this Christmas especially the greatest gift of all…God with us.

  5. Loved seeing pics of your family’s christmas day! we love playmobil too! it is something that can be enjoyed over and oover for years to come!

  6. Thank you for sharing these little glimpses into your family’s Christmas. It looks like you had a great day!

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