Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day 691: Almost Christmas!

SO many Joyful Moments today!

We had a wonderful, relaxing morning.  In the afternoon, we delivered some cinnamon rolls to a few friends and neighbors.  On a sudden spiritual prompting, we took our last pan to a family different than the one we planned.  It ended up being really good.  The family we took them to are new in our neighborhood/church congregation and seem to be a bit homesick for their friends in their old state.  So, they were quite happy to have us come in and visit for a while.  That was a Joyful Moment for me because I'm always excited for new friends.

This evening we invited a friend over for dinner.  She's doesn't have any family here locally, so we didn't want her to be alone.  Dinner was very yummy and after we finally convinced Baby B to stop screaming in fit, it was very pleasant.

Then we finished up all of the advents, re-enacted the Nativity with the kids, and opened the Christmas jammies.

Here's HH reading a bedtime story to the kids in their cute new pj's.  They all settled down really quickly. They must be excited for Santa and don't want to delay his visit by being awake!  That was another Joyful Moment for me.

Then we got the tree set up with all the gifts, complete with three new bikes.  The kids are going to be so excited.  Sitting back and looking at that and anticipating their joy was a Joyful Moment for both HH and I.

And then a few minutes later, Baby B threw up.  Not a Joyful Moment.

We'll see what tomorrow brings!

Wishing you all Joyful Moments that aren't ruined by vomit!


Linda said...

Nice to talk with you today - added to my JM's. Our great accomplishment was finally sending out our Christmas cards via email and snailmail. I couldn't have done it without my HH. This year's celebration has been different in many ways and it's been a fun season. This is our first Christmas Eve without any children in our home since our first one 36 years ago. We enjoyed our evening with some new traditions.

Cheryl said...

We received both Christmas cards and loved them! Thanks! I hope they were fun traditions and that the peace and quiet was nice.