Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to All

It's late on the Eve of Christmas. Boys will undoubtedly be rising early with anticipation of the "favorite day of the whole year." So rather than wordiness, I will simply give some pictures into our lives and rely on the thousands of words that they can convey.

Each year we give pj's as a Christmas Eve gift. This year we decided to mix it up a little. Once blindfolded, we dressed them and then revealed their jammies.
Next they got to give the gifts they made for each other: pillow cases made from the ubundance of extra fleece. They were a hit.

Last Christmas Eve gift was the Chronicles of Narnia.

The first time through Narnia. Chapter one ended and two boys were not ready to stop the adventure.

We did look for real stockings, but after finding no suitable ones OR semi-suitable ones for under 10.00 (times four!) we opted for buy one-get one free socks on Christmas clearance.

And there ends the night. The stockings were hung on the bookcase with care, in hopes that someone would put something in there.

And I retire now with the picture of those four smiling faces in my mind. I will go and peek at they dream on their pillows...and say a prayer that, while holding onto the excitement of childhood Christmas, we will be able to be setting traditions which diminish the idle hustle and bustle surrounding the season and make clear to them what must be put first on this special, special day.

Christmas Blessings and peace to your family


Ana said...

Merry Christmas to you all, and to all a good night :)

Janine the Bean said...

Merry Christmas Yoders!

Mainely Me said...

Just now reading the blog after a wonderful day with your family. What memories to cherish. So glad we were home!

Sheri said...

so thankful for pictures!!! Am glad to see that you are starting some wonderful traditions that will be important to the kids as they grow up. (glad to see the PJ tradition still carries on!) What great memories!
I certainly missed you all!

Kellie said...

We missed you guys yesterday but I'm so glad we got to talk! Love to you all!

JPB said...

You have seen that "Homeschoolers versus Homeschool" video haven't you? Cammo and coolots?


God Bless.

Merry Christmas. Wish we could be there with you all.