I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:1-2

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Fun!

Christmas day was wonderful!  Gloriously sunny, blissfully peaceful, and full of family and fun!  I didn't take many pictures, just enjoyed the day, but I did get some photos of the biggest hits of the day: balsa wood airplanes ($1 each), a dollar store "tattoo sleeve" (thanks Grandma!), and scratch off art (4 for a dollar).  I could have spent less than $10 for Christmas.  I'll keep that in mind for next year.  :)

The kids and my brother played "airplane golf" for hours in the back yard.  We also shot off the rocket that Uncle Nate got for LOTL.  Fortunately it wasn't windy, so we got some really good flights.  In the evening we had a scratch art contest.  The day was capped off with Skyping with much loved relatives who live far away.  Of course this consisted of lots of giggling and showing of presents and very little actual conversation.  A great day was had by all!

Little Pud with her airplane.
See the tattoo sleeve?  LOTL loves it!
Airplane golf...see who can get to the target in the fewest flights.
Look at Super T getting some air!
Grandma came out to watch the rocket launch.

Uncle Nate has always been interested in rockets so he was our expert.
Rocket on the launch pad.  The kids apparently are the supervisors.
Somehow I actually got a great shot of lift-off.
Landed safely.
Scratch art was a huge hit.
Uncle Nate won first place in the art contest.
Super T got a huge giggle fit while snuggling with Pa.
Skyping before it degenerated into show-and-tell, giggling, and wrestling to be in front of the camera.

I hope your Christmas was also wonderful!   I am thankful to the One who came to give us hope and joy and peace and love!

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