Monday, December 29, 2008

How one simple moment became a wonderful Christmas memory.

Our Christmas was a different one this year. Brock was gone til the 26th and so we had decided to post pone our family "Christmas". Then to add another thing into the brother Jared called a few days before Christmas with a plea of help from his friend. And that is where the wonderful memory began.......

Jared's kind hearted friend Jake has for years been going down around Christmas time to Mexico to deliver food, clothing and hygiene kits to those in need. This time they had two 35 foot trailers filled to the top with donated items from people. He needed translators and helping hands to deliver and hand out the items. Our family decided to post pone Christmas even longer so that we could go down on the 26th to help. There were a total of 20 of us who traveled for 4 hours down to Mexico. We went to places near Rocky Point, Mexico. We found small pockets of families living in Cardboard homes with out electricity or running water. Children that were wearing no shoes or jackets in the 40 degree weather. A young mother , 16 years old, that had a new born child .....she had no blanket or warm clothes for the child. Her roof was palm leaves and some wood. One of the ladies with us taught her how to swaddle her baby in a blanket to keep her warm. We saw a man that did not wish for anything for himself but was so grateful to have just clothes for his down syndrome son. We went into these homes and saw how they lived. We visited areas that have never seen help or visitors.

As Cody, my son, said "I just wanted to give the shirts off my back and the shoes I had on!"

The Scripture in Matthew came to mind several times "In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matthew 25:40

This moment truly became a wonderful Christmas Memory.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A wise child and a wonderful sweet message of Christmas.

This young child is so wise.....he knows something that many adults will never want to know. This is a recording from a young boy calling into a Christian Radio station. May we all remember the true meaning of Christmas and remember our Savior Jesus Christ. And how much our Heavenly Father loves us for giving us his son.
Merry christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Twilight Before Christmas

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I laughed so hard with this. Of course I am a twilight fan. I have to thank juice box for putting some "Twilight" into my Christmas.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Santa came early!

We belong to the best church group ever! Our Yearly Christmas breakfast is always a delight for the children and the adults like the no fuss. (we can wear our PJ's if we want) Brock helped out with the cooking. We have this nifty pancake funnel that drops the batter on to the griddle for perfect pancakes. In the photos above ---1. Brock is in his Santa hat with Jared Annes making the pancakes. 2. Santa came this year all ready to hand out coloring books and candy. 3.My three girls were the only ones in our family willling to get a picture with Santa. I have to say he was a great looking Santas helper. He put up with the children (and some adults) sitting on his knee and even a few screaming babies.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Teenagers are fun.

Teenagers are fun... I am very entertained by the things that they do sometimes. Cody got asked to the Winter Formal and watching his date and her friends destroy Codys room was very fun to watch. They tore up a ton of phone books and decorated his room.....Our dog got lost in the pile. The best part was when Cody came home. His friend Chase and him cleaned it up and I was just praying that all the junk he had laying on the floor under those telephone pages where also being thrown away. :) Cody awnsered Justice back with a container of fortune cookies and a message inside them.
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