Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Pictures!

We had a wonderful Christmas, first celebrating in Houston with my Dad and Mary Jo and then with my mom on Christmas.  We are still looking forward to another Christmas when Jeff's parents return from Dallas next week.  Here are some pics of H's first Christmas

Here we are before the Christmas pageant.  Jesus did a great job, it wasn't until the Christmas eve service when he cried so loud and long that we had to leave the service.

Here's H with his Papa Bill and Jo Jo.  He had a great time with them, even if he did spit up on his Papa more than once....twice.... I can't remember anymore.

This is his first Christmas outfit, it says "Dear Santa, I've been good all year (ask my mommy)"

Here's H and his friend Reindeer Barney on Christmas Eve.  H is wearing his Baby's First Christmas outfit

Mommy & H on Christmas.  Look at those chubby baby thighs!

We had a great time with Agi, Uncle Stephen & Aunt Elyse.  Haydn pretty much slept through all the present excitement, but he sure got some nice gifts.  Thanks family!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Preparing for Christmas

On the road to Houston yesterday I got to listen to one of my favorite Christmas CDs. Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb of God. If you don't have this CD yet, buy it, download it, borrow it! I don't feel ready for Christmas until I have listened to this album. It is basically a storytelling through song about the coming of Jesus and birth of Jesus.
These songs have meant even more to me in light of the recent birth of our first son. Yesterday, we played Jesus, Mary and Joseph at our church's Christmas pageant. It was really emotional for me to think about what it must have been like for Mary to have gone through pregnancy and labor. One of the songs on this album is called 'Labor of Love' and is about Mary's giving birth to Jesus. I can't imagine how hard it must have been, how isolated and ostracized she must have felt, how scared Joseph must have been. I think I've seen the manger scenes for so long that the crudeness of the conditions didn't really sink in to me. It is really remarkable to think about Jesus' entry into the world, no wonder no one knew he was the King.
I hope you all enjoy this Christmas week and are able to take some time to ready your heart for the coming of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World!

Welcome to our blog

Hi folks! Welcome to the new blog. We're glad you are here and will be posting more soon. Jeff wants to extend a special greeting to you all:
Hi friends, family and random people who might accidentally stop by, hope you enjoy the blog!
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we've got a ways to go on those typing skills.