What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Family Christmas

By Granny Kay
Brack's six year old son, Harlem, is spending the weekend with us.  So we're having our Istre family Christmas tomorrow.

Harlem is helping me tonight while Brack is working at Cracker Barrel.  

We are doing something different this year.  Instead of buying gifts, we're doing virtual gifts.  We drew names, then each of us will draw or cut and paste to make a picture of the gift we would buy that person and tell why.  So when Harlem came over today, I helped him get started on it.  He asked a couple of times, "we're only having PRETEND gifts?"  But after he got into it, he found it was quite fun to try to figure out what someone really likes and then "give" them that by making it for them.  We each are making two, so we each will get two.  We must tell why we would "give" them that particular gift or trip or whatever. There will be prizes for the winners. I think it's going to be a blast! And of course, everyone is a winner!  Oh yes, and the prizes are something for them to make or do and be creative with.

Well, Harlem drew Sterling's name and Steele's name.  For Sterling he cut out pictures of Sterling's favorite football player and said Sterling would go to their next game and get to stand on the sidelines with him.  For Steele, he cut out pictures of LEGOS and said he'd give those to Steele b/c he likes LEGOS and "Can I play with him again at his house upstairs with his LEGOS?"  So precious!

Well, once he got into it, he couldn't stop.  He wanted to make one for EVERYONE!

He did stop long enough to help me make three dishes for our Christmas breakfast in the morning and clean up the mess.  He's a great little helper!  Guess I'd forgotten how much fun it is to cook with a six year old...cracking eggs and then fishing egg shells out of the batter!

He's sitting beside me while I'm typing and said just now, "I can't wait until we eat that breakfast we made!"

Have yourself a merry little Christmas and enjoy this RAIN we're getting!

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