"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

the star on top

 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Luke 2:7-16

last night for family home evening we taught the kids about what the star on the tree means.
max and brennan were more interested in looking at their books,
and chase was gnawing on a plastic letter envelope from his mailbox that sings.
at the very end i thought for sure no one had been listening.
but then brennan finished every sentence i was asked him about jesus, the star, and the Shepherds.
so proud:)
and then he said something about alien sheep or something. 
then sean went out into the garage for the ladder,
and he put the star up on our beautiful christmas tree.
after three tries,
we finally cut a second branch down and put the star on two branches to get it to stand up straight.
brennan whined and cried the entire time for his bow {no arrow} that sean was using to pull the top of the tree toward him without knocking the entire thing over.
and then we had chocolate peanut butter ice cream cones.
i loved all of it. even the whining.
b/c watching brennan jump up and down next to the ladder for that bow was so funny.
little boy, jumping for his bow.
cute cute cute.
my little baby brennan is a boy.
i want to drink in every minute until he is a man.
a blessed, blessed life we lead. 

1 comment:

Sue said...

You do live a blessed life.

And you have a cool star on your tree, too.