What a wonderful, happy, busy holiday season this has been. We have Benjamin home for the holidays...happy times, but on January 2, him and older brother Chris will leave for Virginia for more training before they head to Iraq. In the meantime we are just enjoying being together as a family.
We have been blessed to attend two Christmas programs and thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
Friday evening Miranda and kids came to enjoy the play at Chris and Heathers church, and I must say that it was the best play I have ever seen. Stephanie, Heathers mom. and best friend,Rhonda, played the meanest old robbers in wild west.
Sunday we attended our church in Ivydale, WV. After a short church service we had food and games. The pastor made everything super simple by ordering soup, bread, and desserts. Then we played "Yankee Swap" and someone (can't remember who because it changed hands so many times) won the coveted Lighthouse Clock, and the teddy bear. Let me tell you those old ladies can get mean when they really want something. Then that evening we attended the cantata at Miranda and Peters church in Culloden, WV. The children put on a nativity scene with music that brought tears to our eyes. Then came the dreaded cantata (as director Miranda was completely stressed), but SURPRISE it was wonderful.
Well, surprise to all who know us, we had our family Christmas early on Tuesday(yesterday) and everyone had such a good time...we didn't spend much money but we were with each other and didn't need much. Liberty made out like a bandit and the boys got 22 gauge guns and a Leggo WII game. Oh, I can't forget that Chris got me drinking glasses for a present (does that mean that they are tired of drinking out of pint canning Jars)?
Miranda, Peter and kids spent the night, and most of us slept. My husband has this wonderful machine on his job that calls us everytime that it has a problem...NOT KIDDING...so it called 5 times. (Isn't technology wonderful?) So, I fell asleep at 4 a.m., and got up at seven. Oh, well, after everyone cleared out Geary and I put our jammies back on and hit the bed for a couple of hours.....YEH!!!
Anyway, I will share pics later.
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