Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas in Clear Lake

Due to Christmas falling on a Sunday this year and Daniel and I both serving in local churches with responsibilities, we decided to have our family Christmas on Saturday the 17th of December ... TODAY!

Last evening (Friday) all of the kids arrived and the stage was set for us to have an incredible day! Every one enjoyed a relaxing morning and we opened gifts and our stockings stuffed with goodies after noon.

One of the things that people often talk about is the best gift they received ... I have always tried to get my family to think about the best gift that they had given. Just a bit of a change in perspective!

That being said ... The best gifts that Lynn & I gave this year were Bibles to Daniel and Susan. Daniel wanted an HCSB Study Bible and Susan wanted an HCSB that was not a study bible...Done and Done! We also gave Daniel & Philip their 2012 Iowa Hunting and Fishing licenses; Amy, Susan & Maggie got Fishing licenses. It was really fun to watch the reactions as especially the boy realized what we had gotten them. Phil had just commented that he was going to have to buy a new licenses after the first of the year so he could hunt coyotes!

After the gifts were opened we enjoyed a meal of spiral cut honey smoked ham, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with tons of marshmallows, rolls and butter. Mmmmmmmmmmm GOOD!!! And lots of leftovers!!

So very thankful to God for the blessing of my family! Lynn & I are truly blessed!!!

I Remain,
Pastor Steve

1 comment:

Dan Cox said...

Dad, I love you. It was the HCSB that you got for Sue and I. :-)