Monday, January 5, 2009
A Very Merry Christmas!!!
Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you! (Just a note to my mom - if you click on the pictures, you can see a big version of it) We had one of the loveliest of all holiday seasons. Words just cannot express our gratitude to the Lord for all of His blessings this year. We had our best Christmas ever. Not only did we get to share the holidays with our new little sister and baby but we were blessed with several sets of elves - who did the 12 days of Christmas for our family. Special gifts dropped off each night with a knock at the door or just the dog barking on a few nights! Angie never did catch them - but boy did she try!! Two cans of formula were dropped off one night - how did they know we were at the bottom of our last can?
We don't know exactly who all of these elves were (although we have suspicions) but please know that whomever you are - you are loved and appreciated! With Paul still being unemployed, we prepared Angie for a quiet but wonderful Christmas with all the family. (Even Grandma came in town for a visit!) Turned out that it was "a very eventful, full of surprises and secret gifts all over the place" kind of Christmas! Even I could not have planned a holiday event like this! Some elf, who clearly wanted to remain anonymous - Fed Ex'd a most wonderful present for us(especially Paul). (An XBox 360, complete with games and online services!) Poor Paul got hit with the stomach flu on Christmas Day so he was unable to play with his new toy and it about killed him. (Although the flu almost did kill him - it was a long 24 hours!) There were also some gift cards that will come in handy this next month. All of you made it a wonderful Christmas for all of us and especially for Angie. She was amazed at the love and generosity that was at every turn. It will be in our hearts forever and we can't wait to return the favor someday!
We are now gearing up for Finnie's ONE YEAR OLD BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?? It's next month - man has this year flown by!! We are planning on having a "Cupcake open house" - not sure where yet because I don't know where we may be living. Just keep checking the blog and the details will be available. EVERYONE IS INVITED!! There have been so many people that have blessed our lives this year that we want to share this day with the world! I will make plenty of cupcakes in 10 shades of pink so please come and enjoy!! Our main computer is suffering from post traumatic stress of some sort and I am unable to retrieve photos to update the "One month at a time" slide show right now. i was able to find some Christmas pictures so enjoy those until I get the other ones out of "computer virus jail!" Here's to a wonderful New Year!!