Friday, December 28, 2007

Friday's Fillings: Christmas Catchup...

I hope y'all had a blessed Christmas.
Thank you all for the Christmas wishes,
kind words, and prayers.
On Christmas Eve, we went caroling
with friends and it was such a blessing.
We were received with such excitement
and they accepted Gospel tracts afterwards.
We hope to go caroling every year!

On Christmas Day,
we had a lovely time together at home.
In the morning, we read Luke 2 together
then we did our stockings and gifts.
In the afternoon, we had friends visit
and we enjoyed supper and fellowship together,
Christmas Day Sourdough Pizza. ;o)
We enjoyed talking on the phone
to distant family, too, especially Daddy!

I thought I'd share a few
of my "favorite faces" photos from Christmas morn...

lol ;o) I love their excitement!

Here is a tree skirt that Ally crocheted for me.
I was showing it off as a shawl, however.
She did such a beautiful job!

We were thrilled when we got to talk to Daddy!

We sure can't wait till he comes home!
Speaking of that... this upcoming week (or two),
we plan to tackle our entire house
to get it ready for our Marine! ;o)
Though I can't disclose exactly when he'll be coming,
it's soon enough to get the house ready for him!
The children and I, also, plan to start making signs soon.
We are all getting very excited!

So if I am a bit quiet the next couple of weeks,
it's because we're busy preparing
for a long, anticipated reunion! ;o)

I hope y'all have enjoyed your Christmas week
and that you enjoy your weekend!

"The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying,
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."
~ Jeremiah 31:3


taftman said...

We DID enjoy our Christmas week, thank you! :) I'm SO glad you enjoyed yours as well. That is a beautiful tree skirt! I don't think I'd have the patience to crochet that whole thing!!

And oh my! How EXCITING that your husband will be home soon! WOW! That is great! I pray for his continued safety and travel mercies, and safety for your family as well!

Mrs. T said...

Oh dear, I didn't realize I was on my husband's account! Taftman is Mrs. T! LOL!

Tracy said...

What a lovely Christmas! I'm so excited for all of you to be reunited! May the Lord make the tme pass quickly for ALL of you!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christina,
How exciting. A homecoming.
Check your email. I sent you an invite to my private blog. Thanks for visiting my craft blog.

debhmom3 said...

Oh, Christine, I am so happy your will be reunited with your Beloved soon. My friend Amy is also going to have her husband soon, hopefully in less then 30 days. Praying for a smooth and safe return and praying for you as you ready your home and yourselves to have your hero home once again.

In His Love
The Hunsakers

Anonymous said...

what a neat blog you have! merry christmas!

PlainJane said...

The caroling and handing out tracts sounds so fun - something we would have like to have done; and it sounds like you had quite a feast too! I LOVE the look on the children's faces as they opened their gifts! And Ally crocheted that tree skirt? Wow, how talented! It sounds like you had a very nice Christmas indeed! I'm rejoicing with you about your Marine's return. I pary for a safe & speedy return. How long has he been gone? I hope he gets to be home for a while now. A friend of mine who's dh had been away for 1.5 yrs. said the biggest adjustment he had to make after coming back home was that when he was away, every day was a big adrenaline rush and then when he got home it was so peaceful - so make sure your children run & jump on Dad to wake him up each morning - that should get his heart pumping. LOL Have a good day my friend!

Anonymous said...


MyHubbysHelper said...

Oh I am so happy that you got to go caroling!! I wanted to go caroling so much this year, however, it didnt work out. I am so glad that you were able to use it as an oppurtunity to witness to others. I loved the pictures of the children opening their gifts!! They were wonderful!! I also love Allys nightgown, did you make that or get it somewhere, I would love to know where if you bought it. I am so happy for you that your Hubby is coming home, I hope you have a blessed reunion and that all of your time together is filled with happiness and joy! Have a wonderful day!! In Him,
Mrs. Bowman

Kristy Jo said...

Oh Christina, I got literal tears in my eyes when I read that your beloved would be comming home... Dont excuse yourself for being gone :) for this, we are all happy you are :P

is this a home for good or just a visit? either way... Its so great and I am sooooo thrilled for you.

Your Christmas sounds/looks like it was amazing. Your kids seem very thankful ( I have a few of those suprised looks as well) and that treeskirt that ally made is AMAZING... it would be a beautiful shawl as well :P


momofmhasr said...

Christina, I am so excited for you and your children!!!! Praying you all have a wonderful reunion.

Kelli said...

Oh, how exciting to be preparing for a homecoming!! I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas, I enjoyed all of the pictures. Your new tree skirt is gorgeous!

Kim said...

Christina, it looks like you and the children had a wonderful Christmas! How exciting that your beloved is coming home soon! I know how how excited you all must be!

Hope you have a blessed Lord's day today!

~ Kim (momofneb from VUH)

Dawn said...

Loved the Christmas pictures...
I really need to post mine...I am so far behind...just don't feel like blogging much...but I will get to it tomorrow and post about our Christmas and all that fun stuff. :-)
Wooohoooo....the husband is on his way home!!!!
I know all the emotions you are probably going through...

Making signs are always fun. :-)
Also maybe you all can plan his fav. meal and dessert for his homecoming. I am sure you already knew that though...LOL.

Holiday blessings!!!

Shannon @ Some Fine Taters said...

How exciting that the end is in sight!

HsKubes said...

Mrs. T ~ So glad you enjoyed your Christmas week, too. ;o) Thank you. Ally worked a long time on the tree skirt. It was such a special gift.
Yes, it is VERY exciting that Daddy will be home soon. Thank you so much for your prayers. ;o)

Tracy ~ Thank you! ;o) We are very excited, too! The time is passing quickly. woo hoo!

Elizabeth ~ Yes, a very exciting, long anticipated homecoming! ;o)
Thank you for the invite but I didn't receive it. I'll try to email you. ;o)

debhmom3 ~ Thank you. We are very happy, too. How exciting that your friend will have her husband home soon, too! Thakn you very much for your prayers!

the160acrewoods ~ Thank you very much and thank you for visiting. I hope you had a Merry Christmas! ;o)

PlainJane ~ The caroling & handing out tracts was a lot of fun and was such a blessing! We look forward to doing that every year, Lord willing.
Yes, Ally did crochet the tree skirt. She worked on it for quite some time. I think she did a beautiful job. Perhaps I'll have her teach me to crocet. ;o)
We are excited about our Marine's return, too. He has been gone almost a year. (a complete year when he returns) How wonderful your friend's husband return. Such a long time to be apart.
We surely will let Daddy know just how excited we are to have him home! We can't wait! ;o)

Mommy ~ I would love to have y'all if you can make it. I'll let you know about hotels (of course, you know y'all can always stay with us). ;o) I LOVE YOU!

Mrs. Bowman ~ How wonderful to hear from you! I hope that you are doing well. I hope you had a lovely Christmas, too! ;o)
I didn't make Ally's nightgown. I bought it a couple of years ago from a place online (from a catalog). I can't remember exactly where, though. I did, however, find some that were similar (maybe the same ones). Here's the link:
Pink horse flannel nightgown
We are very excited Daddy is coming home! ;o) Thank you for your prayers and wishes.

Kristy Jo ~ ;o) I will keep in mind that y'all are okay with me not blogging so much. ;o) Thank you. We are excited for Daddy's return and are working to get our home in order. He will be home "for good" (unless he gets sent back at another time). We are truly rejoicing!
Our Christmas was very special and the children were very thankful (as was Mommy). ;o) I thought Ally did a beautiful job on the tree skirt. Thank you. ;o)

momofmhsar ~ Thank you! We are SO excited, too. Thank you for your prayers! ;o)

Kelli ~ Yes, we are all excitement as we prepare for Daddy! Thank you regarding the tree skirt that Ally made. Her gift was a blessing to me. I hope y'all enjoyed your Christmas, too. ;o)

Kim ~ Thank you. We did have a wonderful Christmas. Yes, we are VERY excited about Daddy's return! ;o)

Dawn ~ Thank you for your idea. We do plan to make Daddy's favorites. First item on the menu, I'm sure, will be sourdough pizza. I know he has missed it all year. ;o)

Shannon ~ Yes, it is very exciting! I hope y'all are doing well. ;o)

~ Christina


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