Well Christmas was actually really nice this year.
I didn't even start Shopping til 22nd December, and put our tree and lights up that day too. Before that I was too busy concentrating on the REAL message of Christmas. Busy with church stuff making sure the message of Christmas got out to all who attended. Preparing music for the Christmas Eve service in which we sang in Arabic (Coptic to be exact). I ws so nervous about that one I was glad we did it first so I could enjoy the rest of the service without worrying, but actually it went really well. The carol Service at school was lovely too. It was great to see that the REAL message of Christmas didnt get lost in all the commercial festivities, and that our children heard the truth of what it's all about. It was good that all the panic of the shopping side was confined to just 2 days so I could really prepare myself for the coming celebrations.
Christmas day was lovely,Lewis Came to church with us and that was a great start to the day. We thought it was just going to be Myself, Col and Greg for Christmas dinner as Lewis went off to his Girlfriends house, but our daughter Bekki joined us too so it was lovely!
Everyone was really pleased with their gifts (including me as I got 2 cricut jukeboxes, which means I will be able to have ALL my cricut cartridges plugged in at same time. WOOHOO.) We haven't heard a peep out of Greg since he got his PSP. And Lewis is off taking photos somewhere with his really expensive digital Camera.
Hmmm Next step is BIRTHDAYS!
It's Bekki's Birthday on New year's Eve and for once she will be able to spend some time with us on the day. Her and her husband have gone away for new year for the last two years but not this year. Now we have to think of something to do on that day so its not wasted. then on 8th January is Lewis's birthday, and the 20th is Col's So the expense of this time of year is not over for us yet.
ok here are a few cards I made this month. There are a few I cant post yet cos my computer has been reformatted and the photo programme hasnt been reinstalled yet. They will be posted next time.