~ Never forgetting the Reason for the Season ~
We started the night off with a family Mass.
We humbly honored the Holy Family and are thrilled to have Aunt Carolyn's manger safely tucked away in the cabinet that Love built...Given to Karen by her cousins Aunt Carolyn's daughters Anne and Kathy
The table was grand
The children were ready
Well....most of the children were ready...
and the giving began
Anthony was here...and again having the "Best Time Ever"
Many wonderful gifts were given and received
There was laughter, there was happiness, there was joy...
There was giving, there was receiving, there was remembering, there was love...
Some gifts were just great!
Some gifts were simply better then great!!!
It was Aubrey's First Christmas and she was not too sure of what to think
Joe has never looked better
Mark and Reiner were exhausted from all activity
And the bigger boys were thrilled with the biggest gift of the night....
As I sit here looking back at Christmas Eve 2009 just past......It is nice to know...Even though things have changed ~ Some things haven't changed...Thank God