Friday, December 25
He became a man because the death of a man who was more than man was needed. The incarnation was God’s locking himself into death row. Christ did not risk death. He embraced it. That is precisely why he came: not to be served but to serve and give his life a ransom for many. (j.piper)
We celebrate Christ being born. But so much more, we celebrate WHY he was born. And that is to take on Himself the wrath that was ours. We reflect on Mary & Joseph, human just like us, but chosen for a divine task. Most importantly this day, we celebrate our SAVIOR.
Sunday, December 20
Saturday evening we headed downtown to check out some of the holiday fun! We always love downtown, but at Christmas it is extra special!
There is a skating rink around the big tree, Christmas music was being pumped out, and the snow was continuing to fall...it couldn't have been a more perfect winter night!
Next to the skating rink was a big indoor display of gingerbread houses and Santas from the around the world.
They were also offering free horse-drawn carriage rides. I figured the lines would be too long, but when we went to check it out, there was actually nobody in line! So after a short wait for the carriage, we were on board!
Welcome to your first winter, gman!
I hate being cold, I hate being cold, I hate being cold.........
Wednesday, December 16
On 2 of our 4 flights, we got an empty seat for gman, which was soooooo nice! He did very good despite one canceled flight and an hour sit on a runway! Managed to take a few cat naps when he needed them. VERY thankful for babywise, because his little body is so programmed to his schedule, that he still fell asleep when he needed to!
watching the Christmas parade from the skyway with my nieces, nephew, sister, and sister-in-law!
love downtown Minneapolis!
graham had lots of extra good care and fun with his cousins!
and extra love from his aunts & uncles!
The rest of the pics can be viewed here.
Tuesday, December 8
These were the most fun to do!
take home goodies
Everyone got to take home a plate of cookies and I even had enough to take to some of my other neighbors as well. Can I just say I am a big fan of baking together? It was a lot of fun!