Thursday, December 25, 2008

Oh, Christmas Day!

Out in the hallway, there arose such a Clatter...

We awoke from our slumber wond'ring what was the matter.

And what to our wondering eyes did appear?

But, an excited little girl with a happy ole cheer.

To start the day early, around 6 a.m. or so.

So get up.  Lets go!  On with the Show.

Rosey sends songs of good cheer from the Guitar she inherited from her cousin Mimi.  Santa brought her a strap to hold it up so she can play lots more songs for us all day long.  
Ryan only lasted until 4 p.m. and then fell asleep in the hallway.

The missionaries spent the afternoon in our home and brought with them the spirit of charity and peace.  I thank them for playing with the children.  Whew!  Wore them out!

Rosey was so hard to get to bed last night and was up and wiggly before daylight.  We were able to fend her off for an hour, but the wiggling finally drove us to turn on the TV for a Christmas show so we could have a few more minutes.   Unfortunately, it is like an alarm to The Dude, so we got up and started our morning festivities.  

They were so excited!  Do you remember what it was like to feel that way on Christmas morning?  I almost felt it, then it was gone in a flash.  Christmas presents and stockings are for the children, but I find great joy in watching them.  The Dude squealed with delight many times over the next hour and Rosey kept saying "Cool".  This Christmas didn't include the over abundance of presents as in years past, but it was perfect.  

While I was talking to Enid about it this morning, we agreed that it was just better without so much material so they could enjoy what they have and maybe if things go as planned, remember that this is really about Jesus and his Birthday.  That special day long ago that changed our lives forever.  We are blessed to have this day to remember him specifically.  I know we have every day of our lives, but at this time we tend to remember more in our actions and that is something that I yearn for every year.  To have everyone be kinder for a while.  How I wish it could be every day forever, but I will take the Christmas Holiday.

My Christmas wish this year is that I can put into practice what I so want to see in the world. 

I hope everyone had a really wonderful Christmas. Wish you here!


Shannon said...

Nothing compares to the magic of Christmas morning with young children.
I, too, enjoy the added kindness this time of year.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Tamaratravel said...

I'm glad you had the missionaries over...they were probably homesick during this time of year so to have a home to hang out at is the best ever....

The White House said...

Dont you just love the little stinkers. I guess we were the same way when we were young. We just choose to forget.