As I sit in my bed, a little under the weather. .I find it REALLY hard to believe that another whole year has passed. .in the blink of an eye really! The Bible tells us that our lives are "but a vapor (James 4:14). . "consumed in smoke" (Psalm 102:3). ."a mere breath" (Job 7:7).
A mere breath is not very long. .so I'm not even sure how one would measure how long a year is in accordance. .but it surely feels like it was but a mere breath! Anyone else out there agree with that??
We enjoyed a lovely Christmas!! No one in my house even stirred until a little before 7!! Unlike some years when I am hollering at them to go back to bed by 3! While, we do teach the kids that the reason WE celebrate Christmas is because of the birth of Jesus, we also enjoy our annual visits from the jolly ole elf named Santa! He was a hit this year. .bringing one little miss a barbie who LOVES to have her hair combed and colored. .and she came with her own fake fingernails and decals to boot!
They have been on it every day. .in the gorgeous afternoons we have had. .and in the frosty mornings until their feet are too cold to do tricks any longer!!
Grandma Pat brought ingredients to prove to Joe that one CAN make peanut brittle in the microwave. .but unfortunately. .granny's microwave cooks a bit hotter than Pat's. .and they burnt the soup out of the brittle. .so I'm not sure he is convinced yet!
The kids rarely get tired of chasing after those. .unless you are 4. .and your legs are short. .and your arms don't stretch high enough. .and then you get tired of chasing down the parachuting army guys!
Overall, it was a low key and relaxing Christmas day!