Saturday, December 25, 2010
~*~ Merry Christmas ~*~
Day one of Christmas for the McFarlane family. Hmmm, today was not a normal holiday. lol Doug's dad didn't feel well, so he just popped in and said hi and went home. Several others were not able to come at the last minute.. ... so Doug, my daughter and granddaughter and I had a quiet brunch. But it was still nice... some one on one time. Ham, chilies rellenos, veggies, heavenly hash browns, fruit plate, pumpkin cake and egg nog coffee cake. All good. Kayden at 2 is quite the character. This year she caught on to the present side of Christmas! I am sure that she will expect to "stretch" it out next year over a couple of days also!
Doug's oldest son came down later in the day with his girlfriend and we had a great visit. So it was quiet but nice. Tomorrow will be a big day going over to P.A. to visit the kids and grandkids there! Christmas - Christ IS the reason for the season... He left all the glory and brilliance of heaven... He left His throne and became man to suffer and die for OUR sins.... the ultimate sacrifice. I am so thankful for that! And although I would like the "season" to be a simpler and less commercialized time, I am thankful that during the Christmas holidays, we come together in love and fellowship in ways that we don't always the rest of the year. This season is all about love, joy, forgiveness and love.
I feel like I faltered this season. I didn't complete the projects that I planned for Christmas. So disappointed in myself for that. I need to make a resolution this year - to get myself back to organization! :)
Something special that the holidays had for me was a family reunion on Facebook! I am back in contact with 4 cousins that I haven't seen in many years! HALLELUJAH! I am so looking forward to staying in contact with them and getting to know them! Our God is such an amazing and wonderful God.