This year was our first Christmas together. We thought we would be spending a quiet weekend together to celebrate since funds were a little short for another trip to Tampa, and Jordan didn’t have vacation time for us to take the trek to see his family. But the Lord blessed and we were able to spend Christmas with my family in Tampa.
Since we were leaving Friday morning we decided to open presents a little early. I must admit I was not too happy about this early opening but unless we wanted to take all the gifts on our trip, it was our only option. Thursday night Jordan and I opened presents from his family and from each other. Jordan was like a little kid on Christmas morning. I must admit, pretty entertaining.
We were both super excited about the gum we received from his parents since we are both too cheap to by some…
Friday morning we took the trip with Natalie and met my parents, grandparents and the slew of aunts, uncles, and cousins for the traditional Christmas day events.
The morning began with Christmas Cooks with grandmother and Natalie. Jordan spent some time in front of the tube, enjoying the joys of television since we don’t have one in our home. My parents came in from North Carolina and around 3pm the festivities began.
It was truly a great time with family but since Christ is not traditionally part of our Christmas celebration, it was sorta bitter sweet. Makes us want to start our own traditions here at home where we can worship Christ as the center and celebrate His birth as a family. It’s just too easy to forget why we celebrate and instead get consumed with presents and yummy eats.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas rejoicing in the birth of the Savior of the World. May we bless His name for bringing The Christ.
“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.” Micah 5:2