Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Blog

This could be a little lengthy but here goes! We had a great Christmas but a little different! I must admit that we had an empty spot this year with David being gone and yes, as is usual, I missed his phone call home early Monday morning. I spent Christmas Eve day trying to clean the house, catch up on laundry and do some cooking for Christmas Day so that I wouldn't have so much to do. Christmas morning, Dave and I got up and fixed a big breakfast. Then it was time for the Christmas story and family prayer. Carrie was designated Santa this year and handed out all the presents! We always start from the youngest and go to the oldest so Ashley started us off and then Carrie followed. I had done quite a bit of my shopping for them online so I was somewhat concerned about whether or not stuff would fit. Believe it or not, I didn't have to return ONE SINGLE THING!!! Anyway, it was my turn and Dave told us that when we were done, we had to get the floor cleaned up for he had one more big present for me!!

Finding out what it was was so funny - Dave tried so hard to keep it a secret but as he was opening his presents, we were commenting on how MANY he had and he said, "Well I spent more money on your treadmill!" I was so shocked!!! But thrilled with that gift!!! My next surprise was this....

...a new leather coat! I was very happy about this and will look forward to wearing it next week when it is supposed to be in the 40's here!
As is usual, I always get one or two teddy bear figurines and this year was no exception except that I got three figurines! The two on the outsides are from Dave and the one in the middle is from Carrie. Apparently, Josh helped her pick this one out - she is supposedly the angelic one in the mothers arms!!

Usually when the girls and I go shopping, we always make a stop at Cato. I had been watching this set of watches and Ashley knew that so this is what she got me for Christmas!

We had all received gifts from Christa and so when I opened my box from her, this is what I found!!!!!

She made me this blanket!! As a matter of fact, she made a pink UT (University of Tennessee) one for Carrie and a pink and purple star one for Ashley! They are absolutely adorable!!!
Before Christmas, Dave called me and said that someone had given him some books and they had also given him a "bookshelf". I wondered where I was going to put it but he just mentioned that I needed to wait till I got home to see it and then we would decide where to put it. Well, this is his "bookshelf"....

....a "bookshelf"???? Not hardly!!! I had been wanting to get something different for my china and this just fits in my dining room perfectly!! This was made by a very good friend of ours and he is moving and I was THRILLED to get it!!
So - I think that is it!! We had a good day that ended up with us having compnay over for the evening! We had a great time with the Kline family and played a new game that was a blast!! I am so thankful for the family and friends I have. They are the best!!!!!!

4 comments:

Linda S said...

Leah,
Glad you all had a good Christmas. Enjoy your blogs.

~Heather~ said...

A belated Merry Christmas to y'all! Enjoyed this post and the pics too! I'm SORRY that David couldn't be home for Christmas... I know that that was NOT easy! Though we are in a different situation, ALL of my family (21 including my 100 year old Grandma) was at Home at Daddy and Moma's in IN for Christmas and we couldn't be there, and that wasn't easy either, but God helped us, and for that we Thank Him! =)

Aunt Libby sent me one of y'all's new Woman of Worth cookbooks (Thanks to Sherri Wolfe's invite, I put a couple recipes in it too) and I just got that cookbook this week! I have been having a lot of fun looking through it. I've already made 2 of the recipes. The only problem is as you know on the mission field one cannot find a lot of the pre-packed cake mixes, etc. that a lot of the recipes call for, but I've pretty much learned to substitute other things, or just wait to make that recipe when I'm in the USA. =D I love my new cookbook! =)

Our kids LOVE the Hobe Sound High School Christmas play and we have watched it about 4 or 5 times now. =)
Hoping you are having a good day!
Love, Heather and family! =)

Ashley said...

Mom~Hey! i like ur blog now that you've finally updated it!!! lol Hope u have a wonderful day!!!! :)

Heather~ oh dear!!! now im worried!!! ur poor children r gonna be scarred 4 life! lol just kiddin! im glad they liked it, cuz we all had tons of fun performing it!!!

LaDonna said...

Looks like you all had a great Christmas. A treadmill....hmmm, is he trying to tell you something?? :)