We had a very Merry Christmas this year!
Around here, we have a few traditions.
Our family gathers together on Christmas Eve.
First, Candle light service.
|The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world|
Food! is next.
Usually ham and shrimp...
cookies, cake and a few other sides.
And then before any presents can be opened....
We take our annual family photos.
|Our daughter and her family|
|Our Bubba boy and his girlfriend|
One tradition we have continued even though our kids are grown is to exchange a $5 gift. Each of us brings a $5 gift. We read a short Christmas story, and every time a specific word is read (like the or is), we pass the gift to the next person. In the photo below, Bubba is posing with the gift he brought. I was the lucky recipient of his gift. It was not something sleezy from V.S. It was a set of some el cheapo steak knives. But hey, I could use some steak knives! After all, the knives in my drawer right now were wedding gifts. That makes them like a hundred years old!
|Our sweet baby girl in her |
No pics of our grandson,
since he for whatever reason
was in his undies most of the evening!!
Piece de resistance
wasn't the gifts....
it was the beauty of the snow that had fallen just in time for
It's beauty gave us reason to pause....
and consider the perfect beauty that
a baby born to save us from a sinful world!