Friday December 26, 2008

Gabriel’s first Christmas was a blast. For all of us. I didn’t think he would get a kick out of opening gifts at just seven months old, but he did. Too cute! He loved bags, tissue paper, ribbons… and yes, he even liked some of his gifts. 😉 I still think his favorite “toys” are spoons. He loves spoons. Go figure.
We have more snow forecasted for the weekend. So maybe our snow will soon be up to my shoulders… wouldn’t that be interesting. 🙂 We think we may invest in a snowblower next year. hehe.
My parents also just celebrated their 33rd anniversary this week, so the four of us kids and the grandbabies took dinner there for a celebration that day. It was fun.
Plus, my grandparents are in town, so we’ve had good times with them as well.
I will upload some pictures to show y’all what we’ve been up to. I’m especially pleased, since I was given a fantastic new camera yesterday! Now my pictures will hopefully be consistently more in focus. 🙂
We’ve sure enjoyed the Advent season of prayer, song, chocolate, and lots of expectation. Now we are enjoying celebrating Christmas! And we are also looking forward to Epiphany. Although we are not really doing anything for the 12 days of Christmas until then, it’s fun to see what some of our friends are doing. Gives us ideas for the future. Tonight is our church dinner and Christmas celebration. Steven and I were so involved in the Christmas Eve service (did I mention that we managed to get my harp to and from church that night without incident, even with ALL the snow??), that tonight we are mostly just going to enjoy the food and fun and fellowship. The only thing I’m “involved with” is singing a duet — the Benjamin Britten version of “This Little Babe.” That’ll be super fun. We’ll see if the cold I have allows me to sing as high as I’m supposed to… wish me luck. 😉

Enjoy the pictures. Hopefully you blogging friends will post your own pics soon too. Can’t wait to see ’em!

2 Replies to “Friday December 26, 2008”

  1. Melissa! I think I finally fixed the issue that was keeping me from commenting on here. I check every update you leave and have loved seeing your sweet Gabriel grow into such a handsome big boy! I can’t believe he’ll be a year old in just a matter of months!
    Happy New Year,

  2. Aww, I loved all the pictures! Gabriel is looking more like his Daddy now 🙂
    It is hard to believe that he is coming up on a year old… wow!
    You three are SO cute together! I think it’s neat you 3 have red hair 🙂
    How did the singing go at church?
    Happy 33rd Anniversary to your parents; what a Blessing!! God is good 🙂
    Many Blessings,

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