Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to Me!

Today, we'll be spending the day going from our house to my parents' house to my grandmother's house.  There will be food, fun, and family.  We'll be missing our family in Texas for sure but will see them soon.  In all the excitement of the, I pray that we don't lose focus on the reason for the day...

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:4-14


Oh, and happy birthday to me!  Today begins my last year in my twenties-- can't wait to see what 29 brings!


  1. Merry Christmas and happy birthday!!! Hope you have a great day :)

  2. Merry Christmas + Happy Birthday!! Love your Christmas card!

  3. Happy birthday and Merry christmas - hope you got to celebrate a lot! :)

  4. Happy birthday (again) I gotta cover all social media bases! ;)

    I hope you and Donny had a wonderful first married Christmas! xoxo

  5. Love your card. Hope you had a great Christmas and fab birthday!

  6. Happy late birthday! Seems like 28 was a pretty great year for you. I hope 29 is even better!