December 25, 2007

Christmas JOY & PEACE ~

Wishing you all a very MERRY Christmas!!!
Today was such a relaxing and enjoyable day spent with our son and daughter in law, Andrew & Jami. They were here bright and early to open gifts and then we spent the day together... eating, playing with our new "toys", eating, watched the movie "Christmas Story", took a little snooze and ate some more! :)

Jami and I both received some AWESOME new papercrafting toys. She got the CRICUT and Cuttlebug and I got some NESTIBILITIES dies!!! :) So we spent the afternoon trying them all out and she showed me how the Cricut works. Can you believe I've never seen one in action?! It's just incredible all the things it can do! This COOL die-cut Christmas card is one she made today and I found it on my keyboard after they had gone home. She (and Andy) wrote a lovely thank you note in it before they left. Isn't that SWEET?! [attached is a photo of them this morning with our 'grandpuppy' Ber. ]

We really missed having our daughter Katie here for Christmas, but did get to talk to her on the phone a couple times and wish her "Mele Kalikimaka". And, guess what?! She bought us tickets to visit her in Hawaii next month!!! :) Insert BIG huge smile! :)

I hope you've all enjoyed this special day as much as I have. Christmas Blessings to you and yours!

A Christmas Prayer ~
Lord Jesus, Wise men travelled for miles to bring you the first Christmas presents. So may we, too, remember with thankful hearts the love that comes with each present we open. We also thank you for the amazing love you have for each of us, and we thank you for the many gifts that you give us. Amen


Unknown said...

You're going to LOVE those Nestabilities! I'm so happy that you had a great day with family. Hugs to you......

Sharon in NE said...

woo hoo!! Isn't it fun to get toys for Christmas? (I got a cricut and cuttlebug too. Thanks to Have fun!

Tami Bayer said...

You have the most thoughtful kids. I'm so happy you get to visit in Hawaii. It's the perfect gift.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! I heard all about your BIG gift! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Lesa said...

Sounds like a perfect day. Hawaii!!! How exciting! I am so happy for you Pam. :)