Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Mass

Goobers, Pooker and JavaJava traveled all day to go to Mass with us on Christmas Eve. They also sent a picture of them enjoying WhatABurger so that we would all be jealous.

Everyone was looking good for Mass. 


We got there pretty early but still had to stand against the wall of the basement, this was the 3rd location. 3 Masses were happening at the same time all over the campus.
There is something very special about Christmas Eve Mass. Our Lord is here with now in Eucharist because He was born. Christmas Eve Mass is all about HOPE.

After Mass we visited the main Church. We wanted to see the decorations and to grab a family picture.  Thankfully we found a willing soul to snap a few shots for us.


Christmas to us is celebrated as a family. I don't know how many more we will be blessed to celebrate like this but it was special. I love having all my people with me in church, it just feels like heaven.
These two will be married this year. Their focus will change from being a part of our family and JavaJava's family to creating their own. Again in this beautiful young couple we see HOPE. 
These two love baby Jesus and love to visit Him in any crèche they can find.



May the good Lord continue to bestow his blessings upon you and yours! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Early Christmas

 We made some fun treats for dinner.

 Sharing the socks just looked like a pile of craziness from our vantage point.









The Great Secret Santa Sock Exchange of 2018 was a HUGE success. The adults all loved watching the cousins share in this excitement. 




 Twin Adorable did have a little accident tonight. There were several cousins involved and a treadmill that they were not supposed to play on. She looks so Adorable even with her new face injuries. The cousins laughed because they knew that would now be able to tell the two apart.



In the end we all had a wonderful time. The kids have missed these special moments living so far away from family. I am so glad that we were able to enjoy this time.

Bear is Home

We are thrilled that Bear is back.


But . . .  the boys then do weird things like comparing their abs.
Then there is sister cuddle time.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Cookies and the Slide

There is always practice at the Electric Slide but this week they also made cookies. 







The kids are loving having this time with their grandparents.