Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Our hearts and home are full of the sights and smells of the season!
We are abundantly blessed with many, many cousins who are, more importantly, my children's dearest friends!
Having grown up in a family with 7 brothers, my 3 sisters and I are excited to see the pendulum swinging with sweet girlfriends around for family celebrations, new sister's-in-law and two more brother's marrying this summer!
Noses are pressed against the frosted windows every afternoon to see what the post man brings. Surprise packages like this precious dress for Evie that my friend Kelly sent to Evie yesterday.
There are sweet sister slumber parties and secrets wishes and whispers and dreams and visions of sugarplums!
If today is Christmas Eve, naturally, yesterday was "Christmas Adam":-)
In keeping with our little tradition, we baked half a dozen breakfast tea rings and sticky rolls with Great Aunt Marvel's secret family recipe and delivered them to neighbors and friends.
Tonight we're going Christmas caroling at a local nursing home and then going to a candle light service and dinner with grandparents and our visiting California family.
Counting the many, many blessings we are so undeserving of. Remembering the wee babe who left his home in glory to come to a fallen world to bring HOPE and HEALING. Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Special hug to my sweet, talented college friend Crystal who creatively inspired and labored over our Christmas card.


Lacey said...

Merry Christmas my dear friend!!

Crystal... said...

Merry Christmas to your wonderful family as well!!!!!

Donna said...

Mandy...a beautiful family, delishious food and great spirit make for a WONDERFUL Christmas!! I've loved your blog since finding it...reading about all you have been through, the way your raise your beautiful children in God's knowledge and love. I am blessed to read about it!
Your Christmas card is gorgeous!!! (next year's will be even more special with your new baby!!) Your friend is talented, but your family is beautiful!!! Happy Holidays!!! ~Donna

Rebecca said...

You must know that the rolls were a huge hit with little Bear! He loved them! (and so did his mommy!) :)

Looking forward to catching up soon!

Mary said...
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Mary said...

You all are amazing! I miss you and hope and pray for an awesome 2011! Come back to see us soon. Love, mary

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