Every year for the past six years we celebrate Jesus' Birthday a little early. We travel back to PA to spend a couple of weeks with our family.....but before we leave home, we have our own little Christmas celebration with our lovies. (I am trying to call where we presently live "home" instead of always referring to PA as "home".....although it will always be "home" in my heart.)
Anywho....Noah, Nate, Lauren and Luke were so excited this morning.....they have been all month.....waiting for today. We don't do the whole Santa bit...we never have....just not our thing. We really do try to focus on the birth of our Savior. A real birthday celebration with cake, singing, candles and gifts.
Jared reads about the birth of Christ as each lovie adds a figurine to our special little nativity we've used every Christmas morning since Nate was a toddler. It really is a precious time as we read about Jesus and then we pray together. We opened our gifts and had lots of smiles all around.
And the best part is.....we get to do it again next week! We are all looking forward to spending time with our family. Jared has a nice break and I really hope he takes this time to relax. As for the kids....they will be plenty busy.....they love, love, love being with their cousins. I will be enjoying the daily hugs I get from my parents who I love and miss so much.
I hope to blog while in PA....but just in case you don't hear from me for a while, I wish each and everyone of you a blessed Christmas, and may your heart be filled with the love from our Savior. Merry Christmas.