To wrap up Christmas week, I looked back through my phone photos for some scraps to share.
Last Tuesday with Noah, he thought it great fun to crawl into the dogs' crate. I promise I didn't put him there!
We left Noah's house on Tuesday and drove to Dayton to attend the Christmas Eve Eve service with David and Shylah at their church, Fairborn UMC. I am so glad they have found a church home there, and we were thankful for the opportunity to attend this special service with them. And, there was a HORSE in the service. Yep, a horse. As the praise band sang the Christmas version of Hallelujah, church members acted out the Nativity story, complete with Joseph leading Mary around the auditorium on a horse. Andrew, Darci, Haleigh and Ella joined us as well, and the girls liked the glow sticks they distributed to the children for the candlelight part of the service.
Quiet Christmas morning by the tree.
My dad after Christmas brunch with his new book by Gary Ferguson.
As is this throwback Christmas card from 1994. I told you it was Saturday scraps!
Next year, we will have another stocking to add to the full mantel, for Jennifer and Bryan's little girl, due in March, just (hopefully) before Adam and Courtney say 'I do.'
Looking back, looking ahead, giving thanks.
Joy to the World!