Monday, December 24, 2012

First Christmas

We started celebrating a little early this year.  We got together with the Eckley family on Saturday night for presents, food and fun!  It was a great evening.  The kids were super excited to open their first gifts.  Ben was so excited about his Star Wars Legos. 
 Kate loved her new Brave doll and horse!

 I had asked for a bike and could not be more excited about my PINK cruiser bike!  How cool is it!
 Matt will be proficient at Spanish before we know it. 
 We all had a blast playing a new game called Headbands.  It was a lot of fun. 
We enjoyed a great roast dinner and hanging out together.  It was a fun way to kick off all the Christmas celebrating! 

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)  And everyone went to their own town to register.  So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.  While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.  Luke 2:1-7