S: Christmas 2010
1: t | a different kind of preparing this year. not in our own home so no halls to deck, no boughs to hang, no tree to hunt for, and no mantle to adorn. so we prepare our hearts for the coming of the King, the babe. we make room in our family for longer evening prayer, and raising waiting anthems high. we wait this year for you, oh Lord, we watch and we wait
2: Simple joys like watching the ABC Family Christmas special each night we can. Piling up on the bed tonight, we watched Fred Flinstone as Santa Clause. Cousin Lucy joined in on the fun, laughing at all the wrong parts, but bringing joy to our hearts to make memories together.
3: Supper with Santa at Walnut Grove Elementary.
4: We have had Flat Cindy with us for a couple of days and have enjoyed taking her around town on our daily adventures! We will be sending her back to Cousin Sophia at the end of the week.
7: the magic is in the air. the halls are decked with red ribbons and bows. the lights shimmer and shine. the snowmen stand guard. nativity scenes await their fulfillment as do our hearts. we await Him who is the King of Kings. O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
9: Dad came to school to be a Watchdog Volunteer today!
11: FFFN - making a gingerbread house and watching Elf. Christmas Love.
12: Lord's Day with the Karrs
15: Emma preparing for her 1st Reconciliation. Below: the hat & scarf i knit for Em. | fourteen
17: "School parties have a way of making you feel like a rockstar." - Stacey's FaceBook status.
18: Out celebrating Mama's new job at St. James with cupcakes from Small Cakes! So exciting to get a job working at my dream school!
24: it has become a tradition to get together with the Halfmanns over Christmas when we are in St. Louis. It is so fun, and so comfortable to just be with them! this is the picture that Kay and I both think we look like we could be sisters! We first started going to dinner at their house when we were dating, so to be still getting together these many years later is such a blessing!
25: Like friends, It's the Old Ornaments that mean the most.