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Monday, November 26, 2007

its beginning to look a lot like christmas

We had a blessed Thanksgiving. We ate too much, enjoyed fellowship with family and friends, and played a serious game of catch phrase. We also had an unexpected snowstorm. What a delight it was to see the joy in the kids eyes when out of nowhere, it started snowing. It didn't last long and certainly didn't think about sticking, but it was wonderful while it lasted.

I am one of those that wants to fully enjoy Thanksgiving- so I don't listen to any Christmas music or do any decorating until the day after the big feast. All bets are off come Friday morning though. I hate to shop, so the thought of waking up at the crack of dawn to get a good deal, doesn't appeal to me AT ALL!! I will however relax a bit, enjoy my coffee and then hit it hard to get the house Christmas ready. Moody takes all of the Rubbermaid's full of greenery, ornaments, Santa's and nativity scenes down from the attic and we get busy. The boys stay interested for about 10 minutes, and the girls a little longer. This year Moody took the kids to his parents ranch for the day, and my mom came to help me. What a gift! We had so much fun and I'm so happy that the house is decorated. We have the fire burning, Christmas music playing and I love it!

I love the anticipation of Christmas. I enjoy celebrating the coming birth of my redeemer and King. Christmas is also so much fun through the eyes of a child. The wonder they bring, the notes to Santa (in our house, you have to believe to receive-- any age) and the excitement as it gets closer. I just love it!

May each of you enjoy the wonder of Christmas this season! (and may many referrals be received!!)


Ellen said...

This is my favorite time of year! We put up our tree and lights Thursday too... Hud thinks Santa should come now since it snowed and we put the tree up. I check your blog every day hoping the referral will come soon!! I know ya'll would love to spend Christmas with your new kids!

Shawn and Jami said...

got the low down on the fun at your house this last week from "blondie"...she had such a great time. i am checking the blog daily sometimes more than I care to admit to see about your "precious ones". have not decorated yet, but I am looking forward to it.


Misty said...

do i see 6 stockings this year for the kiddos? or are those the current 4 plus mommy and daddy? :O) you need to get all 8 up there! i'm getting more and more excited as the days pass, waiting to hear when ya'll get the call! your house looks great, as always ;o) good job Emily and mom!

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

I just red your comment on our blog.
How funny since I found your blog spot for the first time yesterday! :-)
I look forward to sharing in this journey with another "crazy" family. :-)

-Gurske Adoption- said...

I love how festive you all are :-)


Keva said...

Everything looks beautiful. I love all the stockings. Oh how I would love to one day be the mother of that many. One down one on the way and praying for another. Did I just write that? We shall see.

Anonymous said...

I heart Christmas and the Alexanders! :)

Melissa said...

Love it! Where's the lifesize inflatable manger scene I gave ya'll for Christmas last year?

Keva said...

Hey, did you get my email? I am worried it may not be wroking correctly. I did get your order and I will have it to you by the
9th of Dec. Thank you, friend.

JRT said...

Good thing w/ 2 girls. They are still into the decorating. I'll see how long I can milk it. Waiting to hear on the Vietnam summit. Where is your referral?! Go ML!

Keva said...

Hey I just noticed the colors of your and brown. To funny! Had you not requested those colors for your cards I probably would have never noticed. The things we see in hindsight!

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