Monday, December 28, 2009

Catching up, as usual

Another catch up post

The weekend before Christmas I made homemade doughnuts, got the oil too hot, smoked up the house ( not good when the temp is cold and you can't open doors and windows!) but once the oil cooled down the doughnuts were yummy!

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We had a completely different Christmas than we have ever had before. We started opening presents on Christmas Eve and slowly opened them throughout the day. We would just call out "come open a gift" and the masses would assemble and everyone would open a gift. We did this a couple of times in the morning, then we went to town for the afternoon and then to North Pole Christmas In Ice and home for dinner and a couple more presents.

Sleepy blessing in the AM

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More sleepy blessings...he is closing his eyes due to the flash.

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Getting his first wrapped present.

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Open eyes!

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He got a block bus! After everyone opened a present we had breakfast.

After breakfast Baby Blessing played with a cardboard tube.

He is getting so big, so fast.

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At  Christmas In Ice, Baby Blessing was taking a nap in the van, so I accompanied him while everyone else went inside the ice park. And yes, my children's snow gear does not match, it never has and probably never will, we buy on sale when we can find it so that is that.

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One of the sculptures

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The ice slides, the reason the kids like to go to the ice park!

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Sitting in in an ice chair.

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We videoed the days events with our old video camera, we need to update this piece of equipment to something digital....some day. Blessing #1 wants one but he spent his Christmas money on a shotgun.

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Our daily family Bible reading on Christmas Eve


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Praying boys


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Christmas morning left us with stockings to open and a couple of unwrappable gifts sat out. It probably sounds like a lot of presents but really they only get a few things and spreading it out over the day seemed like much more than there was.



May the Lord find us faithful.


  1. Oh, is snow stuff supposed to match? The older my kids get, the more random it becomes. We try, but when in a hurry, they grab last year's stuff etc. :o)

  2. LOL about the snow gear. Same here, it never matches. Plus gloves disappear much too quickly!

    Looks beautiful.


  3. I have always wanted to be brave enough to make donuts. And those ice sculptures are so grand. And yes, Baby Blessing is growing up too quickly.