Saturday, December 19, 2009


"...let us not neglect our meeting together..." Hebrews 10:25

Today we did not neglect meeting together. A few years ago we decided to start having our Christmas dinner a week before Christmas so that Christmas day could be more relaxing. Relatives all still come over on Christmas day, but our focus is faith, fellowship, fun and family, not frenzy, frantic and food.

Here are a few pictures from tonight. Hope you enjoy!

The table is set and ready to welcome family.

My sister and her husband delivered an edible bouquet. Delicious!

The gangs all here!

Chris and his "friend girl" Stephanie. He obviously was thinking of her while he decorated his gingerbread house! Cute!

Chris and Steph opening surprise gifts from "Santa".

The moment of discovery.

"Highschool Girl" and "Highschool Boy" t-shirts. (They sign all their notes to one another with these signatures.)

Checking out the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie trailer.

Those Chipmunks are hilarious!

My sister Japhia and I.

A happy time of celebration. Thank you Lord for family and friends.

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Lori said...

Thank you dear Joy for posting these beautiful pictures! Beautiful!
Love, Lori - AZ

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Love seeing these pictures. So happy you could all be much to be thankful for as you have had a trying year.

Merry Chritmas with love,

Leah said...

Precious family time!! I loved the edible bouquet!! How unique. Looks like everyone had a marvelous time. Merry Christmas, Joy!!


~Grace and Peace said...

Thank you for sharing your family and your home with us, Joy! It looks like a fun time was had by all. Your little nephew is so cute! I want to pinch his cheeks! (Oh my gosh, I have become one of THOSE ladies.)