Monday, January 4, 2010

The [EXTENDED] Christmas Break!

I pray everyone has been (or for some of us still are thanks to a SNOW DAY!) enjoying the Christmas holidays with your family.

Our family had one of the most enjoyable, refreshing, focused Christmases I can remember.

We chose to primarily do a "stay-cation" and really enjoyed our time at home and a few day trips.

Since I haven't blogged in awhile, I thought I would just give you a few highlights:

1. Homemade gifts = LOVE!

Our children really enjoyed making AND receiving the gifts we made for each other this year. I really saw it create a fresh excitement for the holiday in them.

2. Fun outings. We made several day trips to check out flea markets, use up our gift cards (especially the one for Starbucks - nothing feels like vacation like overpriced coffee drinks!), and trying unique foods. Here's Ethan acquiring a taste for sushi!

3. Enjoying each other! Mostly the best part of our vacation was just being together, doing crazy things and taking pictures of it with my iPhone!

Well, that's a little snapshot (or several snapshots actually) of our holidays. Hope yours were refreshing, memorable & full of God's love! I would love to hear about it.



Brittany said...

Awesome, i'm loving the sushi picture! Ethan I have sushi EARRINGS!! I love it, in case you didn't know, A LOT!

So cute, and Shannon, i'm totally digging the mask! <3

180 Youth Ministry said...

Thanks for the response. I (Mark) love sushi also!...Shannon - not so much! lol!

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