Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gettin' Ready For Santa

It was a busy week-end. It was also a long week-end. I took a day of vacation Friday and we made the five hour drive to Columbia Missouri to attend the graduation of our niece from the University of Missouri School of Nursing. She will start work in Tulsa in early January. We spent the night in Columbia, got up Saturday morning to head home and spent a few hours at the Premium Outlet Mall in Osage Beach, MO. It was COLD in Columbia and it followed us all the way home. It was supposed to get down to 2 degrees above zero in Columbia last night. It will be 5 degrees above zero here Sunday night. We got home around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.
Sunday three of the grandcrew came over to bake cookies for Santa Claus. We brought them home with us after church. I picked up a couple of Papa Murphy's take and bake pizzas. The kids helped Nana make the dough, bake the cookies and then it was every man for himself during the decorating phase. Later that evening I put batteries in all of the Christmas toys that we have. There is a bear that recites "Twas the Night Before Christmas", Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, who sings his self titled tune, and Santa Claus who sings about coming to town. The next hour, the house was filled with mechanical music. I took the grandcrew home around 9:00 p.m., Nana and I picked up the house and called it a night. We're ready for Christmas and it promises to be a busy, fun filled week. I may not get much time to fill you in until afterwards, so, If I don't post again for a few days, Merry Christmas to all and may the Blessings of this special season be yours.

Baking Cookies for Santa!

Batter Lickin' Time

Energizing the Toys

Finally, I leave you with a song that does not have the word Christmas in it, nor have I ever really heard it played this time of year, but the message is clear. It is the message the angels declared to the shepherds in Luke 2:8-14. Again may you and those you love experience God's love this Christmas season and may the New Year be filled with blessings for you. Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years! Enjoy.

Glory to God In the Highest - Signature Sound


Amy, aka ABB said...

hahaha, looks like those kids need a bath after all that cookie making and decorating!

Bond said...

Great family fun!

Thanks for sharing with us.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How fun. I can't wait to see my grand babies on Christmas. For this very reason. They are just plain fun.

We are very busy here too, so all the wishes you put at the end of your post I give back to you and yours. Big hug. :)

Ralph said...

That is a ridiculously low temperature, colder than the 9 degrees F we experienced in southern CT. Brrrrrrr!

Travis said...

How fun! Cheers and Joyous Yule to you!

mommanator said...

love this group, fun photos!