Another Christmas has come and gone. All of the rush and hustle and bustle really take a toll on people. We decided to keep it a low key event again this year. We do our best to emphasize that we are celebrating the greatest gift ever given to mankind to our kids. God graced us with his presence and sent us our Savior, for that we need to be thankful daily, not once a year.
We went to some very dear friends house on the 23rd and enjoyed a Peppermint Party!! There were games, treats, laughs, treats, stories, more treats! Thank you to the Murray's for having us. We baked some cookies on Christmas Eve that we left out for Santa and put out some carrots for the reindeer. Before bed we listened to "Twas the Night Before Christmas" which has been a long standing tradition with our girls. Christmas morning started at 6am with putting the baby Jesus in the Nativity. We opened our gifts then had a wonderful breakfast of cinnamon rolls.
The rest of the day was spent in each others company, watching movies, playing games and just hanging out. I spent some of the day reflecting on what it will be like when we have our children from Bulgaria home. I know God knows who they are, but for now I have to imagine faces, smiles and voices. One of our daughters took money out of her piggy bank and gave it to us as a gift to be used for the adoption. They both have welcomed the calling of expanding our family with open arms.
I hope each and everyone of you who reads this has a blessed 2013. We appreciate you following along and are grateful for your prayers and warm wishes.
A quick fundraising update, besides here in the states are bracelets have been purchased in Canada, Australia and some are being delivered to Europe!! We are humbled by the response to these have been. A sincere, heartfelt thank you to everyone who has bought one.