Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

After staying up very, very late watching White Christmas, this morning we're all moving a little slow.

Alex made waffles...his specialty.

Daddy is playing Jungle Gin on Pogo, while watching GMA all cozy on the couch...a luxury. Brian and crew were out early this morn, digging thru the shed to find anything that might have wheels. He found old rollerblades...a treasure!
Matthew has been texting all morning. The 3 flights home from Orlando have turned somewhat crazy, with the 1st flight being cancelled due to weather somewhere. That flight has become 3 flights going through places like Denver and Chicago and Matthew said it was madness trying to get chaperone's on each flight with kids. His flight is at 10:40 am our time and I am waiting to see if he gets off on time. He did mention that his plane goes from LA to Honolulu and that he might not get off the plane.

Funny kid.

The grand plan is for Michael to pick up Matthew with a change of clothes in LA and then drive the 30 minutes to church. The plane lands at 4pm and church is at 5pm.


The rest of us will go straight to church and save seats for the others, where we will celebrate and worship together.

Following church, we will drive to Maggiano's, which is a Christmas Eve tradition for us.


After, we will drive home and watch It's a Wonderful Life and each one of us opens ONE present. That I choose. Can you guess what it is?

Christmas jammies!

All of us matching, every year...which for the only girl in the house means I look kinda guy-ish, but that's OK. One year soon, they may be pink.


I am in awe of all that has happened in my family this year...awe that we are all well and healthy. And provided for. And together. Awe that God's hand is so apparent. Awe that He has given us so much. Awe that this child, born tonight, was given as a gift to me. For me. For all of us.

If I do nothing else in my life, I want to give that gift to my children. The gift of knowing His gift.


"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

Isaiah 9:6


  1. Next year, how about pink footie pj's for all? I'm SURE the boys would love them.

  2. Twas 2 days after Christmas and all though the Net not a creature was stirring cus Vera had not done her blog yet!

    The boys were at home and making a noise, as visions of next years, Christmas rose in their head; maybe next year a Wii or maybe a car just not another set of jammies they hate those the most by far!

    When all of a sudden there was such a clatter, Norm jumped from his game playing to see what’s a matter.

    He ran to the kitchen and threw open the door when to his amazement he saw three boys holding Vera hostage along with two cats and a mask!

    Before she could blog they demanded of her to be entertained and fed in the manner they deserved.

    So Vera gave each a 20, and some leftover flop, and sent them with Norm to the mall for a walk.

    As Norm drove off with three surly boys, he heard Vera grumble these words from afar.

    “On Matthew on Alex on Brian on Mike, all back to school; this vixen is to busy to put up with you fools!

    I have bloging and novels and recipes to write my garden is crying and my toenails are white.

    So off to School and no I am not being cruel, merry end of holidays to you and to all a good riddance!


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