Monday, December 24, 2007

The Search for Baby Jesus

As long as I can remember, my mom has had a beautiful porcelain manger scene. I can recall admiring it as a child. This year, she set it up on one of the end tables in the downstairs living room. Ace, being the stinker that he is, got into it. My dad heard the sound of porcelain hitting the glass topped end table this afternoon and went over to inspect what was going on. One of the shepherds was on the ground with a very small chip in the side of him (sorry mom!) and Baby Jesus was missing. A search for Baby Jesus soon ensued. Since the manger scene was located in the living room, we were all sure that Baby Jesus had to be close by. We searched everywhere downstairs within reasonable distance - lifted couches off the floor, etc. in search for sweet Baby Jesus. He was nowhere to be found. I felt terrible about it but my parents were completely gracious and kept saying, "He'll turn up sooner or later." I was afraid that "later" might turn into weeks or even months, but thankfully Baby Jesus turned up a few hours later. Collin just happened to see Him under the UPSTAIRS Christmas tree! How in the world our little stinker got Baby Jesus all the way up there is still a mystery, but isn't that so funny?!? Ace must know that Baby Jesus is the greatest gift of all and wanted us to appreciate that seemingly invisible gift under the Christmas tree :)

Hope everyone has a great night enjoying sweet fellowship with loved ones :) Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Update

This season seems to get busier every year! I have been meaning to update over the last 3 weeks and something always seems to get in the way. Between all the parties and events, December just flies by!

We made it to my parents house on Thursday evening and have been enjoying spending time with them and the cold weather! It's actually supposed to freeze tonight (which I am totally excited about) and we are all bundled up in sweats and wearing house shoes. When we left Houston on Thursday afternoon it was in the 80's so I am SO glad that it's cold here. It makes it feel so much more like Christmas. We have been having a blast spending time with different groups of friends and eating A TON! We went and saw our newest member of the family today, Macy Lynn (born August 30th) and it was so much fun to be around a baby! I got my baby fix :) We took our camera with us and then forgot to get it out, but my parents took some pictures so we'll have to post some soon. We are really enjoying being on Christmas break and sleeping in!

They keep yelling at me from upstairs that I am missing the Cowboy game, so I had better get up there. We are going to turn Collin into a Cowboys fan yet :)

Merry CHRISTmas!

-Kristin

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Oh, Christmas Tree...

I simply love this time of year. I am 2/3 the way done with my Christmas shopping and am totally in the Christmas spirit. I just wish the weather would cooperate and stay cold for more than 5 consecutive days!

We put our Christmas tree up last weekend. Little Ace didn't know what to think with this being his first Christmas. He's been into EVERYTHING. There have been a few times that we've heard him (we'll hear a crash/boom/bang from another room) or seen him try to jump up in the tree and it's hilarious. Today I actually saw him jump on the windowsill (our tree is in front of a window) and try to jump higher up into the tree from the elevated height. It didn't work too well for him but it was funny to watch. We've been totally expecting to come home one evening and find broken ornaments on the floor, but it hasn't happened yet. What a good little kitty!

Hope everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit! Only 23 days until Christmas!!!