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Family Time January 3, 2009

Filed under: family,Scripture,Uncategorized — Amy @ 05:29
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The holidays at our house start out with great anticipation.  We look forward to our time in Lubbock regardless of the 12 hour trek…..Lots of cousins, aunts and uncles.  The morning of our departure, the younger kids get in the car a full hour before we leave.  We all have books and games and fully charged iPods.  This will be so fun! By the time we arrive, the books and games have missing pages or pieces.  The iPods are dead.  The snacks are gone or have turned to crumbs.  We are tired and grumpy.  Ahhhh….family time.2592618820_abb7d6505c

I Corinthians 10:31  “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 

I just hope that in everything I do, whether I am full of energy and organized or tired and worn out, I will bring honor and glory to God.  Some times are harder than other times to fulfill this scripture.  I am so thankful for God’s grace and mercy on me.

Sometimes I feel like this baby, I just want to lay down and cover my eyes.

By the time we left Lubbock, my patience was about gone.  I was ready for everyone in the car to be silent and happy…or at least asleep for our 12 hours home.  It was the hardest time for me to reflect the love and grace of our precious Savior.  I felt like this baby.  I was done.  I had nothing left.

What about you?  Did the holidays leave you spent or energized?

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Santa Sleeps December 30, 2008

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It’s Over!

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Our little family Christmas is tonight.  I’m looking forward to the basin of warm water for my tired toes! or maybe a hot bath…

I hope you all had a wonderful time with your families.  My favorite family time was sitting at the table for long periods of time, after everyone was through eating and recalling events and funny stories.  They are the same stories year after year with a new one or two thrown in for good measure.  I love the story Scott’s mom tells about 6 or 7 year old Scott, decked out in a cowboy hat and boots, playing chase in a church building with his cousin during a family reunion.  He burst into a darkened room, running at full speed and fell right into the baptistry.  Our kids love that story, too.

What is one of your favorite family moments this holiday?

 

Sneaky Santa December 29, 2008

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For about the past 5 years, the extended Adair family has been trying to tweak our Christmas gift exchange to fit our changing families (sooo many of us now) and lifestyles ($$$).  We have tried drawing names, buying gifts only for the children, and Sneaky Santa.  Sneaky Santa is our name for the gift exchange we are all familiar with where you take an anonymous gift from under the tree, open it or steal one that has already been opened. This year was the Sneaky Santa experiment.   I must admit it was a little difficult to get into the spirit of giving when I was eying others’  opened gifts and wondering how I could interest one of the children in the toy I had unwrapped so that  I could snatch an item from a satisfied participant.  For the record, acting disinterested was completely ineffective with the children.   The lure of the wrapped gifts under the tree far outweighed the desire of both grade-school boys for a Dallas Cowboy action figure.  I’m sure they will use their respective LED flashlight and Adult XL embroidered sweatshirt.  This is the gift I brought home.nflrobot

Any ideas for next year?

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My 3 favorite presents as a child were:

1.  Velvet – my cocker spaniel puppy

2.  a sleeping bag my mother made me by hand

3.  an Easy Bake oven

What were 3 of yours?

 

Christmas Card December 25, 2008

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Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

 

Oh, Christmas Tree! December 23, 2008

Filed under: family — Amy @ 05:20
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christmasshoppingHang in there ladies!  Just a few more days of shopping frenzy and then we can all sit back and relish in the belief that at least we know the real meaning of Christmas and next year we won’t do all of this crazy preparation.

This year we are spending Christmas week in Lubbock with Scott’s family.  We normally spend the week with them because my family lives in Searcy and we have Christmas anywhere from November 23 – January 2.   This year we have not put up a tree.  I know….how could I?….

Last year we got the tree out of the storage room a couple of hours before heart group came to our house. We had grand plans of a cozy Walton – esque Country Christmas (John Boy, Mary Ellen, and the whole Walton’s Mountain gang).  Meredith, Locke and I were quickly decorating when we heard a thump at our feet and saw a little warm body scoot across the floor and go behind the piano.  I squealed and Locke and Meredith ran towards it and finally chased him out of the house.  I firmly stated that a tree on our large front porch would be beautiful and they agreed to help me get the tree outside. Just in case our little friend had a little friend.  As we were dragging the tree across the floor….we heard another thump and watched another warm, brown body run into the wood box.  The tree eventually blew over from a strong December wind and the dogs used it as a bed.  We then hauled it off to the dump.  Oh, Christmas Tree!!  The story gets longer, but I think you can see why MawMaw’s tree will have to do for this year.

Do you have a Christmas story that brings back vivid memories?  I would love to hear them!

Enjoy the frenzy,

Amy