Saturday, December 22, 2012
What have we been up to?
***If you saw my facebook statuses we had some issues with our agency and with the "state". Anywho, our social worker totally got it all done and back to them even though it meant she was working late at night to do it!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!!! Whew!!!!!
Notice Daddy and Jonathan in the front row of the Scorpion- the very first roller coaster at Busch Gardens and yes it goes upside down too.
Believing that it isn't about Santa, or pony rides, but about taking time to have fun as a family together- in church- and inviting others to come along!! Praying for many lives to be changed!!!!!!
I know as a former camp director- we used to put in ropes course elements, add crazy games, train our staff on every safety thing possible, have great food, etc. Same reason- to INVITE PEOPLE TO CHRIST!!!! ***Do you need these things- no way- CHRIST IS ENOUGH, but it is a way to reach out to where people are!!! :)
We give gifts throughout the season- but they are gifts to draw us together and have fun together- games, books, movies, and activities (like my parents monetary gift was spent on Busch Gardens passes- which is only 20 minutes away and always fun). This year as you can see- we added to our scooter collection as well.
Mary and Joseph as well as the wise men travel around our home....until Christmas when Jesus was born (yes we know Christmas Day was probably not his birthday-it's all good). Then the wise men come onto the scene on Epiphany- even though we know it was a couple of years after Jesus' birth.
**Just a note if you want to know where things like Christmas Trees, Stockings, Santa, the Candy Cane came from these are wonderful books!!! :) The others are all fun too and point to the REAL reason for this Blessed Season.
We love to decorate, hang stockings- all our stockings and stocking holders are snowmen, we each pick out a new ornament for the year (we love Hobby Lobby 1/2 price ornaments), popping popcorn and drinking cocoa!! This year we added a lighted cross and a new huge wreath in our yard!! **The wreath was repurposed Christmas tree that bit the dust earlier. My hubby is creative! :)
Love the language used and the picture it paints. God was in every detail of His Son's birth.
What do you do to remember God in this season?
Today- he licked this sucker! He allowed me to "roll" it in his cheeks, he changed hands and brought the sucker to his mouth with both hands, he willingly put it in and out of his mouth on his own! He played with the sticky stuff on his tray! He played with his own tongue with the sucker! These are all HUGE accomplishments. We are sooo proud and excited about what God is doing in his life!
Oh and another brag- he said Momma, and then pretty much right away said Michael. Another HUGE step 2 words right in a row both with 2 syllables. Now that daddy is working at home - he gets to see a lot more as well. :)
Praying specifically for those who have lost someone. Praying God will send extra comfort and love to them!
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