Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas day

Shhh. I have snuck away to the computer room for a few minutes to write a post. Don't tell anyone especially the kids.

My fingers are worn from undoing all the little tie thingies they use on children's toys to keep them from being stolen. The kids are having a good Christmas, and they have even said so. The stockings were even full.

They also have been swimming already, what can I say it is really warm here.
I am having a good time. I finished reading the book I brought with me, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I highly recommend it, as did my friend Cathy at Cathy Grace Notes, she is such a reader. It isn't one of our RGPB's book club readings, but I still recommend it. I did bring one of those along to read, An Infinity of Little Hours: Five Young Men and Their Trial of Faith in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order , so hopefully, I'll get it read. It is so rare that I get to read an adult book or see an adult movie.

Last night we went to my sister's church for the Family Christmas Eve service. For all my Presbyterian blog friends, it is a Presbyterian church. My sister is the Christian Ed Director and was in charge of the service. It was really neat. There were a lot of families and children. The service involves the children and families. It doesn't matter if the babies cry or the little ones get restless and talk, because it is set up for families. Our kids got to have a part too. I am so glad I got to worship on Christmas Eve with my family.

And now I want to wish all a wonderful day; A Merry Christmas and the gifts of the Christ child today and everyday for yourself! And then remember to tell others about what Jesus has for them too.


Cathy said...

Oh Abi, the very merriest and Holy Christmas to you and to your family.

With children so young, it is hard to read any length book - I admire what you can read! Blessings to you and your family.

Lorna said...

Christmas in Florida - so happy for you :)

"to keep them from being stolen" I wondered why they did that !!!!

and I read the Mark Haddon book very recently -it's wonderful. I'm so addicted to Bookcrossing - dropping off books here and there - but that one is still here as I want to re-read it.

Have a blessed break. You've (more than) earned it.

Songbird said...

Abi, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

gavin richardson said...

Merry Christmas Abi. all is well in the Richardson household (except maybe a stiff back from an air mattress). seems you are having a wonderful time too. shalom, -gav

revhipchick said...

what a wonderful church service!

yesterday my hubby recieved a gift called the "open it" and it simply cut through all those horrible packaging details! ugh! the funny thing was that it was the very last gift we opened! so i definately get your pain!

it sounds like a delightful Christmas!


Sue Densmore said...

Merry Christmas, Abi! I am so glad you were able to just be in the congregation and worship with your family.

And glad to have a chance to catch up with you on your blog.


Lorna said...

yesterday my hubby recieved a gift called the "open it" and it simply cut through all those horrible packaging details! ugh! the funny thing was that it was the very last gift we opened!

laughing with you :)

sounds a God-send :) though I'm now wondering though how you deal with re-cycling issues - do you then have to dig all those annoying bits out before you can put the card and paper into the recyling bin - or what? Maybe they supply a magnet too??

teachergran said...

Merry Christmas, Abi! Glad you get to be with your extended family. Wish your nephew safety and a speedy return when he goes to Iraq. (My son-in-law is due to go for a 3rd time in March.)