Sunday, December 17, 2006

Why do weekends seem to go by so fast? I started feeling the pressure of the Holidays. We did a little baking. Marissa made us brownies. Which were gone in less than one day. Then Marissa, me and the baby did a little shopping. For Katelyn, I first wanted to buy her some Disney Princess Dressup clothes and shoes, but couldn't resist buying her a Pink Purrincess Kitty doll from Build-A-Bear with a Fairy dress and wings , and the good news I would save $15. What was really nice was getting to spend time with Marissa shopping. Being that she's almost 13, growing up for most of her life I worked nights, and felt like we really didn't spend a lot of time together. So it was so cool, picking outfits out for Christmas Eve and just having her try on jackets was alot of fun. On Sunday morning my Mom invited us to Church for their Children's Christmas Pagent. Can anyone relate to getting 4 children ready for a church service by 10:30. Thank Goodness, doughnuts and juice were served between services, because I did not have time to make a nice breakfast. Hearing the Christmas story of Jesus's Birth really made my soul refreshed. I felt my heart soften a little. Not that I have a hard heart, but with my son's illness, I realize I do harbor some resentment towards God for allowing this to happen to a child, and our family. I almost wish he'd of made me Diabetic, so my son wouldn't have to suffer. I came away from the service glad that I've known all along , this is God's way of getting me to trust him and have faith in him, that he is taking care of our family. After that I took the kids to see Santa. I must have this inner timing of year after year, for the 3rd. year in a row, we get there and then 1/2 an hour later Santa takes a break, and we end up waiting another 1/2 hour. The kids were all right waiting, not an easy thing for a 3yro and 6 yro to do. Josh surprised me, last year he didn't want to have anything to do with Santa, this year he just jumped in his lap and started talking about wanting an XBOX360, and a Basketball. Well, I can get the Basketball. Katelyn was more than a little scared, she didn't sit on his lap, she kind of sat next to Santa and told him she wanted a Pony! I'll have to go buy her a My Lil Pony. My husband found a mini Donkey online for $700, he was just teasing. You know what I like about this picture, they are both smiling. Last year, they were both annoyed about having to wait so long to see Santa.

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I've still got plenty of baking and shopping to do. If you have time stop by Tuesday night, I'll have some Fresh Baked virtual goodies for y'all. Everyone have a good Monday tomorrow!
Are you all finished shopping? What do you have left to do?


Looney Mom said...

That's a great pic. I haven't taken any of my kids to see Santa, like ever. How sad is that? I just HATE the mall! Anyway... I just started my baking too. I don't know if it will last until my open house.

And I know what you're saying about your son. I'm sorry he's sick. I hope you are able let go of that resentment. It doesn't make sense. I feel like that with my daughter's asthma, eczema, and other allergies. Why?

I guess if God was small enough for our minds to comprehend then He wouldn't be BIG enough for our needs.

Catch said...

The picture is great! They look darling sitting there like little angels!!! The kitty will be a big hit!!! Esp with the fairy costume!!! Take pics Christmas morning....I got your card today!! The picture of the kids is so cute!! Thank You very much Christine, mine is on the way.

Anonymous said...

The build a bear is so cute! She's gonna love it! The kids look so precious with Santa; that's great that they're smiling. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great Santa photo! I'll definitely be by for the virtual snacks. No calories, right?

An Island Life

Anonymous said...

Cute picture...definitely one for the books.

I LOVE the kitten doll from Build-A-Bear. For Madison's first birthday, we celebrated...even though she wasn't there with us physically she was there in spirit. My husband and I celebrated by going to Build-A-Bear and making a bear for her. We put two hearts in the bear...one from Mommy and one from Daddy.