Sunday, December 24, 2006

Those smiles...





Those smiles are the prelude to Christmas at our home. We have no snow...it feels like spring outside. But the cookies, trees, lights, Little People Nativity and wrapped gifts tell us that it's indeed Christmas Eve.
Isabella was playing and singing with Ava today. At one point she told Ava, "It's Christmastime. That's when Teagan sings glory in the highest because she's the angel". I just thought that was so sweet. Bella thinks that Teagan is one of the angels announcing the birth of Jesus. It's almost better than believing in Santa Claus. =)
Our kids are snuggled in tight... they settled down for bed better than they do on the average school night. There is peace and comfort and calm in here. That is one of the best Christmas gifts a Mom can get on Christmas eve. Wishing you this same feeling...and rest and peace too.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is just the sweetest thing I've ever heard -- what Isabella said to Ava. My kids know their grandma (my mom) "lives in heaven with God" too and I love when they associate her this way.

Merry Christmas! Many blessings to you.

karen

kimB said...
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kimB said...

Christmas Blessings to each one of you on this joyous day! May GOD continue to fill your family with love, joy, laughter, peace and hope.

I always enjoy reading your blog, Jody, and I really appreciate the way you open your heart to us...

Alaskan Hugs - kimB

tammy said...

Merry Christmas Jody & Family~
I hope your day is filled with lots and lots of wonderful memories! Love the pictures..so adorable!=)
I am so loving this "spring" weather. So nice to go out for a walk with your tennis shoes on instead of clunky ole boots or having to get on the treadmill!

God bless~
Tammy in Michigan

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jody...

You such a joy to me...may these coming days be filled with love and many memories of your sweet Teagan..God bless your family...

karen said...

That is so sweet.

MERRY, Merry Christmas Jody!

Anonymous said...

Just the cutest, sweetest pictures ever!
Blessings to your precious family!

Joy E (from Calvary) said...

Merry Christmas Jody!! Your family is so beautiful! I finally am checking out your website. Your faith in God never ceases to amaze me. I'm so glad you could have a moment of peace on this Christmas day. I can't wait to meet teagan in heaven someday and feel the incredible peace she gets to experience everyday.

Brown English Muffin said...

It's always the smiles that get your right....I mean when my darling daughter wakes up at 3AM and she just smiles...what can you say? Go back to sleep...I think not!! LOL