Merry Christmas to everyone, readers, followers, and visiting people! Even as you open your wonderful Christmas gifts and eat the roasted turkey that you've been drooling over all day, remember the reason for the season!
This year, my family celebrated Christmas yesterday on Christmas Eve. My dad, who I think I've mentioned is a firefighter, decided to go in and work on Christmas, so we celebrated our Christmas on Christmas Eve.
We actually got to sleep in (til 10 *gasp*) and then about an hour after we woke up, we decided to start opening gifts, but not until after I read the story of Jesus' birth in the book Luke. I have the tradition of reading from the Bible every year on Christmas, but I really don't even know how that came to be. Oh well.
Each year, for the past three years, our family has done secret Santa's. And every year that we've done it, I seem to get either of my parents. This year I got my mom, for the second time. Have you ever realised the older you get, the harder it is to decide what you want/need for Christmas? Because it's true. My little sister ended up begging my parents to open our secret Santa gifts a day before Christmas Eve. My parents gave in :) and we opened them that night. I got my mom the new movie the War Room, and my one sister Samantha got me and bought me four necklaces. I have to tell you, I am a little obsessed with necklaces, earrings, or rings. I'd prefer new jewelry over clothes or shoes.
Anyways for Christmas, I also got Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck perfume that I've waited for for years, two new make-up compacts, and other things. The great thing about Christmas day, or whenever you celebrate it, is we usually eat, sleep, and watch movies all day. We watched Inside Out, which was so good!! I recommend it for anyone who wants to watch it.
We then watched the War Room, which was even better. Every time a movie comes out from Sherwood Pictures/Kendrick Brothers (Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous) it gets better and better. Focusing on the power of prayer was a really good subject to spotlight.
And then for dinner we had marinated steaks, rice, dinner rolls, and shrimp and watched Home Alone.
So, I hope everyone has a great Christmas today, celebrate with your family, read about the Birth of Jesus, and eat a lot of good food!
Merry Christmas Everyone!