Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Week!!

Well, it's Christmas Week here in Mesa! It started out nice with our Merkley Family get together on Sunday evening. Mexican food potluck dinner - which was sooooooo yummy, as always! Someone brought homemade tamales this year. They were sooooo good! Lots of family came - about 50-75 of us total. Santa arrived after dinner and pics were taken of everyone.

It's trying to rain again today. We are supposed to have it off and on all week. Another winter storm moving in from Alaska. So it's cold. We only made it up to 55 degrees today. Right now it's 52 with a wind chill of 49 degrees. I'm loving it.

Here are pics from last night!

The little Princess' first visit with Santa - isn't this a precious pic?

And now my latest scrapbook layouts for SAS. These were done using Yule Tide by Booland Designs. It's a very pretty earthtone Christmas kit.

And just to prove that Christmas isn't just for kids - here is a photo to show that!

I hope you take time to enjoy the Christmas Season. Count all of your blessings. We are truly blessed in many ways that we all just take for granted. Gather your families around and share the love that you have for one another. I know this year is a hard one for many of us due to the economy. But that's okay. We are having an old fashioned Christmas at our house. Lots of great company, good food to eat, Christmas music and movies, time to play games, do puzzles or hobbies, or just sit and read for a while. I'm really looking forward to it. It's amazing how the stress lifted from my shoulders when we decided to not worry about gifts and buying things. The hustle and bustle of this busy season has just passed us by and we have been able to relax and enjoy our time together as a family. I kind of like that!! It's about time we all got back to the real meaning of Christmas. The birth of our Savior was a glorious event and we need to remember Him and all that He has done for us.
Merry Christmas to all of you! May you feel great joy this Christmas Season!

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