Is it possible to recapture those very special moments that were positively joyful flooding your heart and bringing tears to your eyes? Can you remember the special word exchanges of love? My heart is full. Christmas was a wonderful time and now a memory with lots of pictures.
Watching and listening to choirs singing Gloria to our Savior!
Dinners and times spent with friends and family
Parties - that bear was the most desired gift at this White Elephant party!
I ended up with the White Elephant. A giant deck of playing cards!
Fun Snow Fest Event was a HUGE success which served up fun, hot chocolate and frolicking in the snow for over 2,600 people! And even better than that, the meaning of Christmas told and re-told resulting in the gospel of Jesus Christ being shared and 210 people responding by asking Jesus into their hearts! That makes this Christmas super special!
I served at the skating rink helping manage the never ending lines of people waiting their turn, handing out skates, fastening skates and whatever else there was to do. I really wanted to go down the big slide, but never got the chance! Everybody had a blast!
Kate in her recording room, and the hot pink office chair we gave her. She has a Go-Pro for filming her videos and an iPad to watch herself as she records. These kids! The TV had Jack's undivided attention. He did manage to pry himself away so we could all watch The Star together. That was Jason's idea and I think it was a good one! He served up humongous and delicious steaks for dinner!
I have to show off this door that Jason built to close off the recording room for Kate. Kate wanted a she-shed for Christmas, which was not only impractical to have in the back yard in Texas, but also outrageously expensive. So her sweet parents have dedicated what was the office or dining room into a recording/craft studio for Kate. He did an excellent job. They have worked very hard to make this special for Kate. This is a barn door which slides on the runner above back and forth. Folding doors are on the other door to the room. Amy bought picture frames at the Goodwill Store and has been covering them with fabric to hang on the wall and cut down the echo in the room. Lots of little details and a very special gift for Kate. She loves to paint and create and she has a YouTube channel for posting her videos.
Getting ready to open our gifts to them and showing off the fun head gear from their Uncle Charlie!
My brother's grandchildren.
My brother and sis-in-love with Chase and Tenley. Tenley is sitting in the dog's kennel. No, she wasn't in time out! It's funny because many years ago Chase and Jason sat together in our dog's kennel. Hard to believe that ever could have happened because Chase is now a hulk at 6'5" and Jason at 6'7"!
Noah smiling so big because he's bringing the best ever donuts to his class at school!
Kate and Jack playing a game "quietly" together!
My sister with her two daughters.
Tenley peeking out of her playhouse and DH with Annie enjoying a rest.
It truly was a Christmas to Remember! Dear God, I am so humbled by Your love and blessings!
I hope I didn't leave anything or anybody out of my recap! I may have to add as things come to mind! Happy New Year to look forward to and pray for our nation to come together in some unity!