"I was dakrating the tree and a liut (light) chowd (showed) up. It wus Jesus! ..."
I will treasure that little booklet more than any of my gifts this year. Love her sweet heart. Being at church with my church family was a great joy. After, we gave the kids their gifts from us (every year, jammies and a book about Christmas) and said goodnight.
SNOW.Not a lot, mind you, just a dusting. But enough to just add to the magic and the joy. Our parents and James's sister and brother-in-law joined us for brunch, with our traditional egg casserole, and a new favorite cranberry apple cobbler-type casserole...mmm, yum. More gifts, and a little down time, and then off to my Aunt and Uncles for more family holiday joy and craziness...more food than we could possibly eat, more gifts, and mostly, more family--my parents, two Aunts, an Uncle, and my cousin and her husband and kids.
And tonight, I found out a dear friend's baby boy was born on Christmas morning. Pure joy!
So when it comes right down to it, this is what Christmas was all about for me: celebrating Christ's coming, with my family. It was joy, it was magical, it was all that Christmas should be.