Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Christmas Oranges"






This is one of my favorite Christmas stories to share with my kids each year, they love it. It's been awhile since I've shared things I'm thankful for, so here's a few...

Thanks Emilee for the presentation today at church for the primary children- the story, the short video of baby Jesus, & the kids loved their oranges! Great job on your first Sharing Time!

I'm thankful for my new church calling in the Primary. Although I'll miss directing the music, it's great to be with the children again and working with a great presidency.

Thanks Jackie for pushing us hard and directing us in the choir, the Christmas program was awesome today, probably the best yet!

I'm thankful for the simplicity of this particular Christmas, helps us stay focused on the real reason we celebrate.

I'm thankful for a little break from these busy school days to enjoy my family (I hope I still feel this way at the end of winter break :).

I'm thankful for great friends and neighbors that do so much.

I'm thankful for the gift of adoption!

And especially, to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas!


Notice anything different? besides the fact our boys were too busy to get in the picture.

11 comments:

Danny & Lindsay said...

1) Paul shaved his stache 2) your hair looks a bit darker 3)S&S are looking way too old 4) I LOVE those hats!!!

Kelli said...

the girls are so cute! as always. our ward was canceled due to snow. so sad the sunday before christmas!

Eileen said...

Adorable hats! I would love it if my Maya would wear a hat. I'd especially love it since she decided to cut her own hair.

Our church was cancelled. I was happy because since I'd heard the weather forecast I put little to no effort into my Relief Society Lesson, but sad because I really wanted to see my husband in the primary's live nativity scene.

Merry Christmas!

Mrs.Mer said...

I am soo glad you guys gotto enjoy each others company and get together for traditions, how fun!
The pics are greatas always.
I miss the winter and hope to enjoy it soon.
I love you all and hope you have a blessed Holiday

EMILEE said...

THANK'S DIANNE FOR THAT NICE COMMENT, IT WAS NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE, I LOVE THE PRIMARY CHILDREN, YOUR GIRL'S LOOK SO CUTE IN THERE HAT'S, ALSO YOU AND THE CHOIR DID A AWSOME JOB, JOSH AND I AND EVEN ZAK LOVED IT, IT HAS BEEN FUN GETTING TO KNOW YOU, YOUR GREAT MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Laryl said...

What beautiful pictures! I love checking your blog. What is your new calling? I've been in primary for 9 years now...and I still love it!

Dianne said...

Right on Linz, Pauls shaved off his stache he's had forever. Looking good hon!
That stinks Kelli & Eileen, being snowed in from church right before Christmas. It must've really dumped in the northwest. Loved how you both made it work and even held your own, that's great Eileen!

Laryl, I'm Primary secretary. It's pretty busy starting a new year, but I love being back in the Primary (I was P Prez 2 years ago) What do you do in the Primary? They're smart not to let you go. It's the best place to be don't you think?
It's great to hear from all of you! Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

insanemommy said...

I'm curious, what is the Primary?

Linda said...

Dear Dianne

I have a Google Alert on the phrase "Christmas Oranges" so anytime these two words appear together in an internet posting, I receive a copy of the posting. Today your Christmas Oranges blog came through. I just wanted to thank you for mentioning "Christmas Oranges" as one of your favorite Christmas stories. Those sincere, unexpected, unsolicited compliments always mean a lot.

Your children are beautiful! How very blessed you are to have been able to add your daughters to your family and how very blessed they are to get such wonderful brothers and parents.

I love Primary too. Maybe it's because I need wiggle songs and rest activities just like the kids but I suspect it's also because helping children know they have a Heavenly Father and Older Brother who love them is just about the best job in the world!

Best wishes for your family in 2009!

Sincerely,
Linda Bethers
"Christmas Oranges"

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