Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I just finished my 4 pies and am going to start on a cake and maybe venture onto these. If you don't hear back from me it's because my bum is suddenly much too big to get into my computer chair:) From the sounds of it, it will be well worth it. Seriously check that blogger out! I may have to try everything she chronicles but I plan to pace myself because it don't wish the diabetes and heart disease on my nearest and dearest.

We have tried, just like every year, to make this season less about "stuff" and more about our faith. As usually I am failing miserably. I wonder if everyone feels this way or is it just me? I am failing to pass on the importance of Christs birth to my precious, sugar filled offspring. Will they even know why we race around like crazy people for a month, buying, buying, buying? Can they feel that underneath it all should be a deep sense of peace, joy and mostly love? That we give gifts because the greatest gift of all was given to us? I'm not sure but I hope so.

I hope this Christmas is filled with love and joy for you and yours. I pray Gods peace and blessing for those who I know are grieving this season. May you be able to rest in God's great love.

Over here we will be celebrating our savior's birth in the fashion we've grown accustomed too. It mostly involves a revolving door of family and tons of food. I can't wait! My poor sister-in-law has taken on the unenviable task of Cooking The Turkey. Yes, she may need psychiatric help at the end.

"Merry Christmas from our family to yours!"


Kellan said...

You sound very excited about getting together with your family - I am too! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I will see you soon. Kellan

Family Adventure said...

I hope you succeed with those fabulous cinnamom rolls (yum) A little decadence every now and then can't hurt, right?

Merry Christmas, Shay, to you and your beautiful family. I'm very happy to have found you in the blogging world! :)


Margaret said...

Merry Christmas from ours to yours!

I hope the season brings you lots of joy, laughter and love.

Mary said...

Merry Christmas!!

Haley-O said...

Good luck with all that baking! Merry Christmas!! xoxo

Sniz said...

Your Christmas with the revoling door of family sounds nice, Shay. In this country it is a challenge to teach kids the true meaning of Christmas, but I think they know if you tell them...BTW, you rock, and your kids pick up more from you than you know. Hope you have a Merry, merry Christmas, celebrating Jesus' birth!

BTW, after Christmas, get your scrapbook stuff out and write me, K? I just decided I'd do it a few months ago and found a way to make it relaxing and stress-free.

Shellie said...

Those cinnamon rolls look like real artery cloggers! Merry Christmas (time) I'm always late at everything, except thankfully, childbirth. Your family is beautiful!

Robotface Shumway (Big Doofus) said...

I know it's too late for this year, but the next time someone needs to cook a turkey, do it the Alton Brown Good Eats way.

I tried to post the link, but didn't have a lot of luck as it was too long. So, start out by going here:

Then search for "Good Eats Roast Turkey."

Sniz said...

As an addendum to my last comment, when I say I found a way to make scrapping relaxing, there is nothing else involved...just me and my scrapbook and all the 100s of pictures! It just involves letting myself start right at the present and move forward instead of always thinking, "I'm so far behind," and then get really overwhelmed. :-) Oh, and just getting into the habit of downloading and printing pictures immediately. I do it online and my husband picks them up on the way home. Once I got into the habit, it's so easy.