This has been a great weekend. We had all the kids and my mother here on Saturday morning for an early Christmas. After a great breakfast prepared by Janet it was time to start Christmas. We spend a few minutes praying together; thanking God for Jesus and for all His blessings in our lives. Then we did something new. Instead of the normal items in the kids stockings (yes – they still have stockings), we put $50 in one dollar bills in their socks. We then proceeded to play a game like the Auction they play each season on Survivor. There were some great prizes and some that were not so great. It was a new twist to Christmas for us and a total blast. We finally got around to opening gifts (too many – but too much fun!) This lasted the rest of the morning – we had a lot of fun and were blessed. Spent the rest of the day together; watching movies, playing games and watching a very disappointing Cowboy’s game. A few pictures of the morning are attached.
It was also a great weekend because I know the daughter of some of our great friends prayed and asked Jesus into her heart this morning in The Power Zone at church. I know that at least one other child made the same commitment, but haven’t heard how many adults made commitments in our main service.
It was just a great weekend; and held many reminders of God’s incredible blessing in our lives. Here are a few of the Christmas photos.