Friday, December 28, 2007

Even more fun then when you were a kid!!!

Growing up Christmas was and is my favorite time of the year. And yes a huge part of that was because of the gifts. Not gonna lie...but then who doesn't love to get gifts? I am still one of those people that on Christmas Eve you are up ALL night just waiting until morning, thinking the big day would NEVER get here. And of course it did, and we all got up very early in the morning (the only day out of the year mind you that i will get up because I want to). We would all sit in the living room waiting for mom and dad to finish doing whatever it is that they were doing to come out and let us open up the gifts. Before we were even allowed to do that, dad would make us sit while he read the Christmas story out of the book of Luke. Then when he was done, he would tease us kids saying, "We are going to go eat breakfast before we open them up." Which of course there was then a chours of "NO!!!!!"
As we got older, most of by brothers liked to sleep in a little bit more on Christmas, but I always had my little sisters to help me wake everyone up. Now I look forward to Dad reading the Christmas story, but still wont wait till after breakfast to open the gifts.
But now being an adult, and a parent, Christmas has a whole new meaning. We do not have a ton of money so we do not do a whole lot of gifts, which to my shocker has been actually more meaningful. When I think of what Joseph and Mary had to go through, I am pretty sure that I would not be able to do it. Have a child knowing that He would suffer and save the world. No offense to the world, but I adore my little daughter, and sorry about you, I would not be able to handle that. There is a song by Mercy Me, about what Joseph must have been thinking. Being a parent, really opened my eyes to a lot of things, and what the true meaning of Christmas really is. Christmas is still my all time favorite part of the year, but now for a whole different reason. And it is fun to share it now with my child and wife, along with parents and siblings. Amazing how your eyes get opened when you become a parent.

~Learning As I Go~

Friday, December 14, 2007

Merry Christmas...not happy holidays

I know I talk about this every year, and yes I know not everyone celebrates Christmas. That is fine, celebrate it how you want. But not happy holidays. Merry Christmas.
(Let's start a new movement) P

*Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,* *Not a Christian was praying* *Nor taking a stand.*
*See the PC Police had taken away,* *The reason for Christmas - no one could say.* *The children were told by their schools not to sing,* *About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say* * December 25th is just a " Holiday".* *Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit* *Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod* *Something was changing, something quite odd! * *Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa* *In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down* * At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.* *At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears* *You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.* *Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty* *Are words that were used to intimidate me.* *Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen* *On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter* *To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.* *And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*; * Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*

*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded* *The reason for the season, stopped before it started.* *So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"* *Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
not Happy Holiday!*

~Learning as I go~

Monday, December 10, 2007

So very excited....

Ok most of you who know me know that I am a HUGE Narnia fan. Well the second movie Prince Caspian, which will be here in May (woot woot) has a trailer now. YOu can go to and see it. It looks amazing. Now I need to re-read the books again. Anyway, check it out, looks SO good. Anyway was very excited and thought you should all know. I know Jake, you will be pumped about this.
~Learning as I Go~