Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Beginning our Christmas celebration
with the reading of Jesus' birth.

We have much to be thankful for this Christmas season. This has been an amazing year, full of changes and many blessings. While
many things have changed, the important things remain constant: God's love and family.
We are thankful to be in Ohio, where we will have the opportunity for a little bit of stability before leaving the country in January. It also provides the opportunity to be near my family. We are very blessed to be staying at a mission house at my brother's church. We have a lovely 3 bedroom home, fenced in yard, and internet! (We really weren't sure we'd have internet since no one lives in the house full time.)  Ryan asked for a box of cereal for Christmas this made me smile and I had to get it for him!

Ellie was so happy to get pretty hairbows this year for Christmas! She wanted to wear them to bed, but instead we planned what she would wear to church in the morning.
But the one thing I'm most thankful for this Christmas season is my family. God has been so good to us!


  1. wow, your kids are sure growing up! merry Christmas to you guys:)

  2. Merry Christmas! We sure miss you guys and your little kids in church. Hope you are all happy and healthy!