Friday, January 8, 2010

“Isaac’s First Christmas” December 27, 2009

For Isaac's first Christmas, Grandma Sherry and Grandpa John came to visit, braving the bitter weather and driving in snow to get back home! Grandma got to watch him get a bath, fed him a bottle, played with him during his 'back time' on the blanket, and held him constantly! Talk about spoiled!!

I was looking forward to Isaac's first Christmas eve service, but alas the snow storm meant that Daddy had to cancel the Christmas eve services. It will be neat to tell Isaac someday about how he was snowed in on his very first Christmas!

Each year since we've been married, we've always had family in for the actual Christmas eve/day, so we've had to try and make an attempt each year to carve out some 'us' time for our own Christmas. We usually make cookies, a good dinner, watch White Christmas and It's A Wonderful Life while sitting by the fire (when we lived in Iowa and had the woodburing stove that I greatly miss!). We'd usually wake at the crack of dawn...well, Alan would wake me up at the crack of dawn, to go sit by the tree and exchange gits in our pj's. This year we want to make it even more special and start some new traditions. Alan made dinner for us-a delicious dinner by christmas lights and candle lights complete with some sparkling grape juice! (trust me, Isaac, you'll like it tomorrow ;).  After Isaac's bathtime and feeding we're going to sing some Christmas carols/hymns since we didn't have the Christmas eve service, then read him the Christmas story from Luke. My heart is filled with joy spending this evening with Alan and Isaac, starting new family traditions, and looking forward to future Christmas' with my very own little family.

Merry CHRISTmas to all!


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