For those of you who know me well understand that I am a little OCD when it comes to schedules. I like things to be the same and I like to do the same thing each year. I do not like the fact that things change and circumstances change...unexpectedly... I LOVE ROUTINE.
This year our Christmas was celebrated completely different... We spent Christmas Eve @ my mother-in-laws house opening gifts and having a late dinner. Then we decided to have a "slumber party" @ my parents house so that the kids could all wake up and be together on Christmas morning and my parents would have all of their children and grandchildren there on Christmas Morning for probably the last time... We are all grown up with children of our own, my sister and her husband are moving out of my parents house this coming year, my brother will be stationed in Texas, etc. So it was a Christmas to remember!
The kiddos enjoyed being all together as a big GIANT family...and the fact that Santa made a detour and brought the gifts to my mom and dads house.
There was one thing that remained the same though...the reason for celebrating. :) On Christmas Day our Savior was born... So no matter how different, stressed out, and unsettled I feel this year, I am still thankful for our Lord Jesus Christ. He is in control. I just remind myself that He knows the plans He has for me. This brings me JOY.
Merry Christmas to everyone! We are truly blessed to know each and every one of you. Thank you for all the love, support, and kindness you have shown to our family. Our lives would not be the same without any of you!!!
The Lewis Family
Here are some pics from Christmas Morning: