I love that the Christmas season starts with Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for what God has blessed us with that I can't even put it into words. Life isn't at all easy, but I can't look at anything in our life and not see God's hand in it. He is good, He is sovereign and He is divine. To know that His fingers craft the story of our lives just leaves me speechless.
We were able to share a great day with Michelle today. I love that she still takes time out to come and hang out in probably one of the coldest places she has ever been! It goes to show what people will do when they really love you! It is a big deal around here. Where is she going to sleep, what are we going to do...Stacey usually has it all planned.
There will be no ice skating this year. With Stacey's knee causing her grief (update on that in a few days), Stacey decided that a day of baking would be better and they did that yesterday. Today, it was giving and opening presents and spending the day hanging out together enjoying them and each other. What a blessing to not have to go anywhere or do anything. Time can stand still. We like that around here!
Stacey has also planned out our viewing schedule since the kids like to catch Auntie Chelle up with all of the kid movies that have come out over the last year. On Monday they started with Frozen. Michelle loved Olaf (who doesn't). Stacey wanted to go find a stuffed Olaf to give to Michelle and I told her I could do one better...there was a singing/dancing Olaf at Walgreens I had seen earlier in the week. She was so excited to give that to her Aunt. Michelle was surprised too when she opened it!
These are the priceless moments that we share with our family that warm our hearts and make the memories that last. Years from now we will say "hey, remember that Thanksgiving when I gave you that dancing Olaf?" Priceless!