Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas morning 2008

It's hard to believe we have been back in the States for 5 months and are having our first Christmas here in St Louis and have added another child to our family. The Lord has richly blessed us and we are praising our Saviour today as we think of Christ coming as a baby,lowering himself to take on human form and then dying and suffering for his people. I think about my selfishness, the things I daily take for granted and the too often discontentment I feel when things don't always go my way. Christmas is truly my most favorite time of year, but I have to think about ? Why is Christmas so special? Is it all the sentimentalism that is so prevalent everywhere? Is it the festivities or all the gifts I give and receive? The list could go on and on. Christmas has slowly over the years been a time of reflection on what Christ has done what he is doing and how he is growing his kingdom for his glory. God's glory is the most important part of Christmas.To celebrate all he did, has done and is still doing among his people. We are praising God today and saying Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Christmas morningGrace got a new scarf and hat
Rylan opening his new mini computer

This was top on Eamon's list

Curran gets a really fancy computer pen

Hadyn's gift to Grace, two hairy pink trolls


Hadyn and his batmobile

Hope is having fun with all the wrapping paper and bows

Rylan got socks ,shirts and ties, not as exciting as when he was younger and got so many fun toys. He did get a lot of books which made him very happy.

Grace got a vacuum and she loves it

I'm trying to get the day on film

Hadyn and Eamon riding the girls kiddy carts

Hope having fun

Grace got a talking parrot

Glow in the dark swords

1 comment:

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Just wanted to say hi... we just got our referral and our daughter is in YangXi... what a wild day it has been...