We had three days of Christmas ~ celebrating with all our family home on Friday, Dec. 23 ~ full house of 23 on the 23rd! The house was a bit quieter over Christmas weekend, as family left ...
|Ali (4), and Brianna (5) - such fun for them to have a cousin close in age ...|
|And Luke and Levi are both 9 years old - not for long, as Luke turns 10 on Dec. 31st.|
|As their parents were loading up, we were treated to piano solos by each of our Texas grandkids,|
even the youngest one ...
|A special brunch meal together before Mark & Cristy & family left for Dallas ...|
|A much smaller group, and quieter house on Christmas Eve - after a Candlelight Service at our church,|
so special to have Lance join us for the evening and for night!
|We talked around the tree until late into the night on Christmas Eve -|
one of our favorite things to do, having conversations with our grown kids.
|And the next day, Christmas Day ~ a very special tempura meal prepared together,|
and enjoyed together! Followed by a special treat, a gift from Lance -
viewing of "It's a Wonderful Life" at Film Streams!
Thanking God for a Christmas beyond what we had even wished for - memorable in many ways, more than we imagined. All a gift from the Giver of Gifts ... and the first Gift at the first Christmastime the best gift of all.