Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016
God Bless Our Troops

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Today we celebrate Clayton's 5th birthday. I can't believe it's been 5 years! I can remember well, the night he was born. We all camped out in the hospital waiting room.

Grandpa in waiting

Grandma in waiting

Aunt-to-be and Uncle in waiting

And he finally arrived!

What a night that was!!!


Santa always visits us at Aunt Judy's house on Christmas. He meets with varying degrees of acceptance.

You may notice that Claire is not pictured with Santa. Claire does not like Santa. "All he says is 'Ho Ho Ho! Ho Ho Ho!' " Claire does not like that so Claire makes herself scarce when Santa shows up.

When Santa went upstairs to change back into Uncle Steven, he got a surprise. As he was pulling off his beard, he heard a voice behind him. "Whatcha doin' Santa?" He turned to see Clayton watching him. Oooooops


One thing that is a priority for me is to get a nice family picture on Christmas. This year's left a little something to be desired. Justin wasn't in it because he was sick, I had to crop Clayton a bit because he has developed a fascination with his nose. Madison had had enough excitement for one day. I'm not exactly sure what was going on with Claire. Ah well, there is always next year.

Word of the day:
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph - Feast
Today the Church celebrates : St. John, Apostle and Evangelist (Feast)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 2:41-52.

Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety." And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" But they did not understand what he said to them. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus advanced (in) wisdom and age and favor before God and man.

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