Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas

We had such a great Christmas and made so many fun memories! Here is a quick run-down of our day. We decided to do things a little differently this year since Christmas was on a Sunday. On Christmas Eve we opened our stockings, then revealed what our stocking gift for Jesus was last year. After that we gave our new gifts to Him and had a good time of prayer.

Christmas morning we finished our preparations for Sunday Services. There wasn't a whole lot to be done...we tried to get it done the day before.
Our services were great! We sang Christmas songs together, read the account of Jesus birth out of Luke chapter 2, then Patrick preached a great message on the importance of "receiving" Christ. Brenna also played a special on the piano and did a great job!

This picture shows the benefits of starting a church in your home :o) and of living on a tropical island!

After our services we exchanged some gifts. We are so thankful for Patrick's Grandma (Mama) who faithfully comes every Sunday!

We enjoyed a meal together of Ham, Potato Casserole, Green Beans and a Salad. For dessert Josh made a Snickerdoodle cake and Brenna made a Frosty Pumpkin Dessert.

Here's our group shot. We had four sweet ladies come. If you count our 7 that gave us 11! Yay!

After our services were finished, it was time for our family time to open gifts. It was a little strange not opening gifts first thing in the morning, but we knew it would be easier this way, this year. Josh is so funny and insisted that we really should be in our PJs!

God blessed us with so many wonderful gifts! Too many! It was a great day and we are so thankful for Jesus birth. Just think, He came to earth to die for us. He loves us so much!

Merry Christmas!

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