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A Merry Little Christmas

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Another Christmas done. It’s hard to believe that this is our 15th Christmas as a married couple and our 11th as a family. I love that we always have a special morning together, with just us, celebrating God’s gift to the world and our gifts to each other.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zachary’s first Christmas (wearing the same PJ’s that all of the kids have worn for their first Christmas)
  • The magic of a two year old on Christmas morning (and watching her progressive wardrobe change)
  • Mama-made Christmas PJs for all the kids (wrinkled from a good night’s sleep)
  • Gratitude and excitement for gifts (we rarely buy anything for the kids through the year, making Christmas and birthdays truly special)
  • Another white Christmas (we buy 10 pounds of cotton batting each year so we can have a “White Christmas”)
  • Our traditional red and green Thai Sticky Rice with Mango
  • A special gift from Alaina: 15 years of Christmas memories typed and presented to me. I love that she knows me well enough to know how much that would mean to me.
  • A special gift from Caleb: A huge hand drawn picture of “DRAWWORLD.” I love to see his creativity. The details are amazing!
  • Two boys feeling grown up with their new iPod shuffles.
  • Two happy girls anticipating a “girl trip” to Kuala Lumpur at the end of January
  • Two happy boys anticipating a “boy trip” trip to Legoland in Malaysia at the beginning of January.
  • Being surrounded by these amazing people I get to call family.

 

 

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  1. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family. I have been following your blog for years and love to watch your kids grow up.I love that the boys are going to Legoland in Malaysia.We live in Australia and we took our 10 year old son to Legoland Malaysia in October and we loved it.It is very much for the younger kids.They have a hotel and a watermark as well.They weren’t open when we went 2 months ago.There isn’t much shade in Legoland so make sure you are sun protected as you would know it gets very hot.
    Have fun over the New year.May 2014 be good to you all.God bless

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