Started off our month with an early Christmas gift from Pastor Al and Ms. Dee. They loved these blankets, as you can easily tell. :)
We also enjoyed our Christmas music program put on by our children's music groups at FBC Wallace. I particularly liked the music by this group since The Boy is on the front row.
It wasn't long before we found ourselves worshipping on Christmas Eve. Here's a shot of our cuties right before the service. Couldn't you just eat them up? They're so ridiculously cute.
Christmas Eve communion was a beautiful reminder of the big picture.
In the words of songwriter and Relient K frontman Matthew Thiessen,
"I celebrate the day that you were born to die
So that I could one day pray for you to save my life."
We were then reminded to take the love of God, the greatest gift of all, and be a light in this world of darkness.
After our Christmas Eve service, we came home and got cookies ready for Santa.
We tried to get a cute picture with the kids and the cookies, but someone wouldn't stop eating them. ;)
Lastly, we woke up and read from Luke 2. We started off with the real reason to celebrate Christmas: Jesus. Afterwards, we grabbed breakfast and headed over to our tree. There were lots of smiles (even a few tears - happy tears), but even more reminders of the many blessings we have been given.