Well, I just had to write one more time before we head out of town and begin our holiday traveling. The house is clean, thanks to my husband who continues to surprise me (he's good at everything). We have some friend's out-of-town family using our house while we're away.
Almost everything is packed.
Sam and Sadie opened their stockings this afternoon and seemed genuinely happy with their little gifts- new winter hats, new drinking cups, a few chocolates, bird ornaments, chap stick, a small lego set (for Sam) and mini etch-a-skecth (for Sadie).
I opened body wash (the only time I get it, well, except when I traded my sister-in-law for some in exchange for 4 pints of pickled beets), a set of three funnels, a silicone spatula and two bags of ghiradelli chocolates. Jamey insisted on nothing, but we made him a card, gave him some chocolates and a book he's had his eye on.
We then explained to the kids that their main gift was to come. Well, we tried to explain what it is. They've never been to anything like it. We are taking them to Sight and Sound to see their Miracle of Christmas show.
I have weened myself off pain pills and onto ibuprofen. I still have a lot of discomfort, but I've come a long way from where I was this time last week. Nursing Miriam is still a bit tricky and I long to carry her around and cuddle with her the way I used to. Some day soon, hopefully.
I want to wish you (whether you are a friend from the days before this blog, whether you're a new blogger-friend, whether you're a regular commenter or whether you're a silent reader) a very, very Merry Christmas.
I hope this week draws you closer to family and friends, inspires you to give to those who are not as blessed as yourself and most of all, that this Christmas will be like no other for you. I hope and pray that you will feel God's peace, Christ's immeasurable love for you and a heightened desire to read God's word.
You have blessed me. May God bless you. Merry Christmas!!