Monday, December 15, 2014

Weekend of Blessings

We had a fun Christmas weekend full of blessings. We celebrated, worshipped, prayed, gave thanks, and rejoiced over the birth of our Savior. It was a good one start to finish.

We kicked things off Friday morning by getting ready for Terrell's company Christmas party in Columbia, SC. They have a really big Christmas party every other year so we got to take advantage of a free little one night get-away!  
The party itself was a little out of my comfort zone because Terrell has only been working there since this summer and I literally knew no one there. But it turned out to be a lot of fun meeting people and talking with his co-workers (and wives) and just having a nice dinner and enjoying a good band. We loved getting away together and laughed a lot! My parents kept the boys (with help from AnAn since my dad had dress rehearsal for the Christmas program at church and Frankie worked almost all weekend). And we loved that they had the party on a Friday evening. We are SO thankful for this job and are blessed to be a part of this work family. We left the party impressed and grateful.

Our attempt at a full length looking in the mirror selfie. Ha! Clearly our selfie skills are less than stellar. 

Meanwhile the boys were having lots of Christmas fun with Granna and Papa and AnAn. My parents took them to see Santa for us (blog post coming soon)....
And they got to make a gingerbread train! Fun was had by all. =)

On our way home from Columbia on Saturday Terrell and I made a few stops to finish up our Christmas shopping (yay!!) before going to pick up the boys from my parents'. Of course Layton was the only one happy to see us. We could really feel the love when both our big boys immediately said they didn't want to go home with us. Ha! At least we know they had fun.

Saturday evening after rushing around giving baths and eating supper we were off to see our church's Christmas program. All 3 boys stayed in the sanctuary with us to watch. Gracious. That was interesting. But we made it to the end and loved the program. It is always so good and one of my favorite traditions of the season. Forgiveness has a name. Jesus. Ah, my favorite song. So, so good.

Then came Sunday. An emotional, powerful day at church. From the music to the sermon to our entire Sunday School class crying together and praying together to the fun and innocence of a birthday party for Jesus. Terrell and I are so thankful for our church family and were so blessed and ministered to yesterday. It was amazing day of worship and prayer and faith.

So thankful for so much today. Hope your Monday is going great. =)

Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever,
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100:3-5

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