“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

Dec 24, 2011

Merry CHRISTmas!!!

The birth of Christ brought God to man;
the cross of Christ brings man to God.

"For unto you is born this day...a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord!"

Merry, merry Christmas everyone!!!! Christmas is totally, hands down my favorite time of the year. It seems like every year, God reveals a new aspect of the wonderful story to me, and I am just overwhelmed. I know it sounds cliche, but think of the story like you've never heard it before. The God who created the whole world sends his Son to earth, born in a barn, with one purpose...to be brutally murdered to save people like His murderers. Amazing!!!!

And of course, all the wonderful things surrounding Christmas are so much fun. This year, our family has done very little in the way of presents, but we have gone all out on events surrounding Christmas.

Here are a few pictures from some of the fun things we have done.

Light parades!!! We got rained out of the big light parade, but did one out in Buckeye with some friends. It was a blast!

Anna, Faith and Nadia. It was freezing cold!!!

Me with Beamer and Brennan. I may not have made it through this parade alive
if Brennan hadn't come along to help control my crazy stallion!!!

David and Mr. H.....need I say more?!?!?

We enjoyed a visit from our grandparents and aunt.

My Aunt Lisa (yes, that's who I'm named for), Anna, and Jessie
 We had a beautiful baby born in November, but her little legs get cold, so we put socks on her :)

And.....I have done quite a few photoshoots (formal and spur-of-the-moment) for families from church. I have had a total blast!!!

We also had a beautiful Christmas concert in our front yard a few weeks ago with about 25 people participating!! Lots of the little kids played, and then we got a few songs together with a group. It was a fantastic afternoon of worshipping the Lord through music. I have lots of video, but don't have time to post right now.

And then, we just got home from a great evening of caroling with our church! We, along with the R's, took all the horses and lighted carts and Matt brought his violin. We had a wonderful time.

I hope you all have an incredibly blessed Christmas!!! We have such a huge reason to be grateful and celebrate!!!!!!!!!

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