Christmas Day

It's time to get busy preparing fondue for tonight, so I'm going to upload a few more pictures and expound on them later.


One tradition we have had as a family, and Sonya's family as well, is to read the Christmas story from Luke 2 before we open our gifts on Christmas day. One year the boys memorized the whole chapter. Can either one of you still recite it? Matt and Sonya are continuing this tradition in their own home, so Matt read for us this year. When he was done, he asked us to consider how we were going to practically go forward with Christmas in our hearts. We had a great time of sharing our thoughts and ideas. Thanks Matt for initiating this discussion.


Four of our six kids were together on Christmas Day. Nicole was the most festive in her Christmas pj's. We were so thankful to be able to spend the time with Matt and Sonya, but definately missed having Mark and Rosie with us in person. We did have a video message from them, which we all enjoyed.


Matt and Sonya's beautifully decorated tree along with the gifts all coordinating in red and silver. Very pretty Sonya!


It was a little cold on Christmas Day, but we decided to try a little sledding. There wasn't a ton of snow, but it was adequate for some runs down the hill and even a little competition among the siblings. We could at least say that we used the snowpants and boots that we packed!


There was a gorgeous sunset over the mountains but at the sledding hill there wasn't a clear shot of the mountains without all the houses and power lines in the way and no time to drive somewhere to catch the shot. The pink just glowed from behind the mountains.


Finally a shot for you Mark and Mom of the whole car.

By the way, Ed is doing great after his surgery this am. He has been sleeping and watching an international house hunters program on HGTV with me all afternoon. He was quite comical when he was still groggy. (I wish I would have had your video camera Mark.) He is having very little pain and able to get around well with and without his crutches.


mmncgrand December 31, 2009 at 5:50:00 PM EST  

VERY NICE!!! Looks really rich. I am so glad you found this Ed. Glad to hear you are doing okay too from your surgery. Have fun tonight.

Matt and Sonya January 1, 2010 at 4:30:00 PM EST  

Lovely explanation of the day. Brings back great memories! My family always read the Christmas story before opening presents also...whether we opened Christmas Eve or Christmas morn! A tradition that won't be lost from either family!

marcuswitt January 4, 2010 at 1:31:00 PM EST  

That car looks nice! Was that a picture of your actual car, or stolen from Edmunds? Mom, do any of your cameras shoot video? Or are they too high tech?

Deb January 4, 2010 at 1:41:00 PM EST  

This is actually our car. The picture was taken in the parking lot where we were sledding. The sun was starting to set, so cast a nice glow. No, my camera doesn't shoot video, the one several steps up from mine does though.

RosebudWitt January 6, 2010 at 11:55:00 AM EST  

Thanks for thinking of us Mom Witt. And we missed you too. That's sweet that you said 4 out of your 6 kids were there. I am glad to have another momma :)

Hope you had fun! Looking at the text, looks like you did!

Love ya.

mmncgrand January 6, 2010 at 4:52:00 PM EST  

I love the picture of Matt reading from the Bible. Do you have your discussion on tape? We should start doing this so we can always remember the good discussions we have had. Sorry I missed it.

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