Wendy and I were, as already mentioned, in St. John’s for Christmas. Of course, we had a wonderful time with the kids and there were lots of toys to play with and hugs to go around! One of the things we decided to do was put the kids in their new clothes and have a short photoshoot on the stairs. I think the photos turned out fairly well.
Trying to get the twins to sit still while I got out my camera and flash was interesting. We had just one set of tears for a moment but then we were away full speed. Not all the photos turned out as they were bouncing around, lying down, spinning around – it was so much fun! The ones I did get are good and this is a sampling.
Christmas has come and gone and we’ve returned from our visit with Jason and Susan, Rachel, Ted and Beth blessed, overjoyed and glad that we had such a good time together. The days go by so quickly when we are with these busy, busy kids and every moment has some action in it.The weather wasn’t too cooperative so it was a struggle to get out, but we did enjoy playing games, eating good food and listening to this little voices that filled the air!
Here’s a few photos to highlight the week we were together.
Lots of running around to do this week it seems. Gift buying to complete, get the house ready for guests, make sure that the food that needs to be bought is in…well you get it.Of course, for some the hectic pace of Christmas is in the past – their lives simple, sometimes lonely, sometimes they aren’t even aware it is Christmas or what that means. Seems we know more people than ever struggling with diseases of the mind that keep them locked in their own thoughts. For relatives, it is difficult to watch, for those that suffer, well we aren’t really sure I guess. I can only imagine – or can I.
Might be us one day. That’s the reality – it’s also a scary thought. I guess I deal with the future by believing that the future has been dealt with by the past – that Christmas was about making provision for me, and you, to know that our lives are part of the plan of God, who chose (before the world was formed) to intervene in history so that my future could be provided for. In Jesus, we find salvation, not just the forgiveness of sin but salvation from aging, illness, death…that’s the promise!
I am not certain whose image this is. I found it some time ago…but I like the image because I see a young couple – so very young – an obedient young couple who are trusting God for the future though it appears that they are under the direction of Casear, yet they are really simply obeying the word of God as Mary carries the Word Of God. Obedience is the surest way of finding joy now and in the future.
A few thoughts about us as a family and our interests.