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"...But as for me and my house, we will serve (worship) the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas morning is always so sweet and full of lots of memories. After about 3 pictures I realized that my camera was out of batteries. :( There are no pictures of all the kids opening their presents, but I got to enjoy watching them and not being worried about having all the right pictures. :)

The BIG present this year was a kitchen for all the kids to enjoy (more so the 3 younger ones). Each of the children got gifts from each other and Daddy and Mommy. We try not to go overboard with gifts but to center our Christmas around Jesus!!
Here are the 3 younger kids playing with the kitchen set they got.
They were having the best time!
Didn't know if we would be able to get them to open their other gifts or eat breakfast! :)

Then we cooked ALL day long! My parents were here and we wanted to have some really good meals. Below is a picture of our "full" table. I loved it!! I love getting together and everyone around the table. I can already imagine when our kids are grown, married, and have children.....a full house....I LOVE IT! What a blessing and joy!

I am very thankful for those gathered around this table!
My parents got me a wheat grinder for Christmas and Bryan and the kids got me a stand mixer so I needed to try them out. After breakfast Christmas morning I made a loaf of bread, some rolls for supper, and some cinnamon rolls for breakfast the next morning. I had so much fun and they all turned out so good. Here is a picture of the loaf of bread (which I froze and we ate for lunch today).
My family is already asking for more cinnamon rolls! :) My dad enjoyed watching me grind the flour, make the dough, let the dough rise, and then he got to enjoy what I had made.

After supper we had pie and sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus! Then before bed we read the Christmas story as a family and talked about what we could give Jesus this year. We had a great Christmas and I pray that you did too!


Anonymous said...

We did too!!!

Mom and Dad

Nancy said...

What a precious Christmas Day!
I would love to see a post of the steps you take to grind the wheat & how you make all of that! It sounds amazing! So much better than what we buy at the store!

Happy New Year, sweet friend!