Friday, December 31, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We had a lovely Christmas with everyone home, including Anne and my new son-in-law Zach. Family times. I just love to have all the kids home.

Here was the living room Christmas morning.

The kids need to stay at the top of the stairs until we start the music "Joy to the World." Then they come downstairs each carrying at least one Baby Jesus for the various nativity scenes. My nephew Luke (below) has the outdoor Baby Jesus. (which he did take out to the nativity scene in the front yard :-)
Then we light the Advent candles and sing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus before everything starts. We all blow out the Advent candles as though they are birthday candles.

At 2:00 daughters Liz and Anne had planned "reindeer games." The notice of said games was posted the day before.
They were so much fun....word games, drawing games, and even a poem writing contest. We had 90 seconds to write a Christmas poem. Then judges Anne and Liz decided who had the best poem. Zach won with a poem that was so hilarious we were all falling off our chairs. (I may post it later.)

I hope you all had a Blessed Christmas and I pray you will have new year full of grace!!


Lynz said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's, Rosemary! I love the idea of singing Happy Birthday to Jesus. I think we'll have to start that as a tradition in our house.

I just love seeing your family and how closer you are all!

Anna B. said...

Happy New Year, what an awesome family..:)

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Thank you, Liz and Anna. And Happy New Year to you both!

marylea said...

I love reading the stories of your family! So fun and so warm. Thanks for sharing them here in your blog. Hope your New Year is full of happiness for all of you.