We had a wonderful Christmas these last few days and and did not let a little old lupus flare up get in the way of a joyful and family-centered celebration.   Of course, the lupus flare up necessitated it being family centered…but we enjoyed it thoroughly.

Christmas Eve, we read Luke 2, the Christmas story from the Bible, and gave each of us a part of it to read.  Even Kenan!  He was very proud of his part and read:

“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

We also acted out little bits of the story, which made it seem more real to all of us.  Mommy got the parts where she could just sit on the couch, of course!


Late at night, and the stockings were stuffed…

All the gifts under the tree….

Merry Christmas Morning!  We’re ready to open the gifts!

I’ve been wondering what’s in this one….

It was new train set pieces from Mommy and Daddy!  (So they can play with the train set for the next week of vacation!)  Below is a joint gift they are actually cooperating on opening, and here is the Reader Kenan again, wanting to read the card first!  “To Shana and Kenan, from Grandpa A and Grandma B”

All those gifts made us hungry for the perfect Christmas morning brunch…waffles with the works!

And I mean the works!  Yes, Mom and Dad, we finished up that chocolate sauce that was languishing in your fridge.  Yum yum!

Later on in the evening we actually managed dinner too, and Shana made us a pumpkin pie for dessert!   She was given the recipe and mixed it up without much supervision at all, I think Nate helped her pour it in the crust, but we didn’t check her seasonings or measurements to anything!  Not only did it turn out beautifully, but was delicious as well!  Good Job Shana!

With love to all our family and friends out there, may you have had a blessed Christmas as well.  Yeshua has come!