Sunday, December 22, 2013

'tis the season

I love the Sunday before Christmas.  there are so many happy people. beautiful music. extra treats. and wonderful lessons.  

I got to teach a Christmas lesson in Gospel Principles- and used this poem by Christina Rossetti as the basis. I love it.

            What can I give Him,
·        Poor as I am?
         If I were a shepherd
         I would bring a lamb.
        If I were a Wise Man
        I would do my part,
       Yet what can I give Him?
Give my heart.

The spirit of Christmas is the Spirit of Christ!  and as said by Thomas S. Monson- our modern day prophet-"Our celebration of Christmas should be a reflection of the love and selflessness taught by the Savior".
There are so many gifts that I can give that I don't buy at Target :)  A gift that can be felt instead of held!  It's something I'm working on.  Service to others. Forgiveness. kindness. compassion. gratitude.

·        today after church we tried to snap some family pictures.  with a timer. I got Kent some Christmas socks for work (pediatricians get to wear cool stuff like that) and he snuck them on to wear to church today.  I love him.
 I really do love my little family.  They are pretty great. 
except when the little rugrats fight.  
Zeb and Ike almost lost Christmas today. yikes.  they had a ONE hour timeout in their room.  Just the two of them on their beds. no distractions.  
It all ended well. and Kent and I got an hour to ourselves :)

Metta is RIDICULOUS with accessories.  She's also got something extra on.  Sometimes multiple somethings. She wore ONE glove all during church.  Somebody asked me if she'd hurt her hand.  Nope- she just loves to have ONE glove.

 This evening - Santa Claus dropped by our house. FOR REAL!  Metta LOVE LOVE LOVES him.  She says "ho-ho-ho" whenever she sees anything 'santa'.    And here's another accessory picture.
 She did not want him to leave.
She just stood and stared at him for quite some time. and when he did finally leave- she repeatedly pointed out the back door (that's how he left) and shouted "ho-ho-ho!!  ho-ho-ho!!" 

Santa was Kent in disguise.  He actually came to visit some friends we had over for dinner.  Zeb knew instantly- but Ike was totally fooled  You should have seen his face.  I was too busy watching his reaction and didn't get a picture of him.  It was so cute. He was so nervous.

Only two more days!!!!

1 comment:

yaya said...

I'm thinking you probably had a wonderful Christmas! I hope you have a very Happy New Year with all the changes that will be going on in your home perhaps and Kent finishing his residency.