Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Christmas is such a splendid time of the year! I LOVE this time of the year. Hearing joyous laughter, voices raised up in church on high. The feeling of happiness everywhere you go.
It is astounding all that we do to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The joy of it all is endelaved on my heart. I have also spent a Christmas without family or gifts or any of the goodies, and noone can steal what is in your heart or soul for the miracle of Christmas will still come and fill the silence with the beauty and knowledge that Jesus Christ was born.
We had a wonderful time at the dinner party that just the two of us hosted last night. Everyone loved the breaded baked huge two inch pork chops we served. I was just glad they turned out cause I couldn't ever remember cooking meat of any kind that was that thick, I just wish I would have taken pictures! That might have appeared a bit tacky though, making you guest wait while you take pictures to post on your blog! lol It was great and everyone was so sweet and gracious. Our two nephews Josiah, 3; Zachary, 15 mo's; Ben, 12 mo's were so very cute! It is amazing how small children, as young as they are, immediately relate to each other in such a different manner of socialism than that of the grown adults. While all of us were seated and enjoying our meal, every now and then, the conversation would be interrupted by squeals of delight, baby talk and spurts of giggles. It was so amusing!
Cindi and Jeremy's little boy Josiah is just brilliant! Yes, I am infatuated with him he is such a smart little tyke! Once dinner was over, we had him count several simular items on the table such as, candles, and soda cans and so forth, he did very well. Then I had Josiah turn around with his back to the table so he couldn't see anymore and asked him to tell us how many of each item were on the table by recollection. He had remembered the total of each item perfectly!
Josiah, Jeremy and Dennis put together a Christmas train that has little elves that pump one of the flat cars and goes up and down. It is fun seeing the little one's face's light up while they watch it go around the track with the whistle blowing!
Terry and Jen walked in with an armload of wrapped presents to sit under the tree and she also brought homemade brownies! Sweet girl!
Renee and little Ben arrived without Kevin; Ben was dressed so cute and had just got his shot, so therefore, his disposition was good, he never once cried or anything but he just wasn't his normal feel good self where he just enamores you.
Zachary was always on the move, everywhere he went it was on wheels. He has that baby soft blonde thick wispy baby hair that is perfectly straight and just had my little finger wrapped around him the moment they came. If ever there was a baby that looked more like an angel it is Zachary!
Our folks were great, they picked some oranges from the trees in the backyard to take home, so that was nice. I made a yummy custard fresh fruit salad with some of our oranges for dinner that night that turned out delicious!
So it's just the two of us embracing the sights and sounds of an evening together with family and friends, hoping you're feeling the happiness all around you too!