Sunday, December 11, 2005


Had a wonderful Christmas weekend! Part of family tradition is I read the Happy Birthday Jesus book and then the children bake and decorate a Happy Birthday cake for Jesus. This year Maggie put a candle for each of the grandchildren on the cake. Each one got to blow out one candle after they said one thing they were thankful for. Woody the tallest standing and looking off to the side said it all when he said..... I am thankful Jesus died for our sins so we can go to Heaven. He is only 10 years old but this really touched my heart. Have more pictures and stories to share but have unpacking to do and am tired from the trip..... See everyone tomorrow.

12 comments:

Connie and Rob said...

So glad you had a safe trip. It sounds like it was a great time with your family.

Very sweet for a 10 year old to have such deep thoughts.

Connie

Alice said...

Sounds like you had a very special weekend.

Trust a child to put the gist of the Christian message so simply and succinctly.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

how sweet...

such a great tradtion too

Anonymous said...

Your weekend sounded so lovely.
It is so nice to have family traditions.
Sugar Plum Kisses
and Santa Claus Wishes!
Love you darling friend!

Finn said...

Welcome home Peggy, so glad you are back safely, and had such a wonderful time. Lots of memories for your scrapbag..*VBS*
Love seeing the kids..! Hugs, Finn

Patricia said...

beautiful photo and beautiful memories you helped create.

Rachel said...

Such a great time you had! It's very good to see people who remember that Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus. You have a great family.

Maggie Ann said...

Oh I love it...the wisdom and love of children...so precious! This photo is just great with no flash I think. Glad you had such a special Christmas time. I love the birthday cake for Jesus...time to do that here. I read on someone's blog that after they put their tree up her husband had everyone hold hands around the tree and sing Silent Night....oh the joy that comes from loving Jesus!

Kali said...

Glad to hear you had a lovely Christmas weekend with your precious family...I love kids, and how they often remind us about the important things!

Peggy said...

thanks everyone for the nice welcome home. yes we made lots of memories and kept up all our traditions. Already planning next years weekend.

Perri said...

Wow - what a fun weekend. Great memories, tears, lots of good food - all the good stuff. I love the idea of a secondhand Christmas. Money goes a lot further that way.

Your stocking from Scotland was so neat too. How cool to get that.

Lady Laurie said...

What a wonderful tradition! Thank you for sharing...