Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy 2009

It has been so busy around our house, not unlike yours I bet. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and day. Davie and Ellie were in the Christmas eve service at church and then we had pizza with friends from church. After that I headed home to wrap gifts. I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped and then David came in and wrapped some more. We got it all done and then went to bed. Thankfully our kids are late sleepers so we actually got started with our Christmas festivities about 10:30am. Christmas at home all day went even better than I could have hoped. It was just nearly perfect. I love seeing my kids play together. I am so thankful and amazed that they like eachother as much as they do. It was a fun fun day. We spent the evening with David's family which was nice. These last two days we have just been home and hanging out. Today I began the task of taking down decorations and have already done my mantle for Valentines! Yea! Finally ordered our New Years photo card to go out this next week. That will take a bit of doing, but we are on break so it will be fine. Sarah is working at Universal until she can find something else. Halleluia for jobs! My quiet time on my porch has been seriously lacking so I am going to get things back in gear there...I need to seek Jesus and be still before Him. I miss our time together. My soul longs for a word from The Word....thankfully church is tomorrow and I can expect to meet Him there. Many blessings to you and yours....Happy 2009! Love, JS
p.s.I can't believe that when I first published this post I forgot something really important....SARAH GRADUATED!!! I AM THE MOM OF A COLLEGE GRADUATE! Booyah or something like that!!! Yipee is more the word I would use. Our girl is home now and we are so blessed to have her!
p.p.s. thank you Amanda for being so so sweet to Ellie at the Christmas service. You are just precious!!!
Oh, and one more thing(spoken like the folks in Monty Python) boy pulled off 2A's, 2B's and 1C for his final grades at VCC this semester. Whew...he did it after all. I won't run away again now for at least 3 months :)


Lydia said...

Hello, sweet friend! I'm glad to hear your Christmas was so meaningful. Thank you for the encouraging words on my blog. Most of all, thanks for the heartfelt prayers. I truly feel like our families will always have a bond -- in Christ, and because our girls are Fu sisters.
Love in Christ,
Lydia Headrick
P.S. I was showing off last years Christmas pictures of all 8 of our girls to a cousin today. She remarked that she thought Anna Claire and Eliana looked a lot alike. :-)

Kelly said...

That is so good! Congrats to Sarah! (and Matt!) Glad you had a good christmas!

dogowner said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas season, I am sure you are proud of all of your children's accomplishments, and a College graduate is certainly a great one. Much love to you and yours.

The Neppl's

Anonymous said...

I always knew that Amanda was NICE and she is so pretty too!

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

I can't believe she graduated!!

Merry Christmas!

Andrea said...

precious is NOT the word I would have used to describe Amanda!
And to "anonymous" get over yourself you're not THAT pretty!!!!