Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Christmas In Virginia
Christmas Eve, Caleb, Abigail and Julia picked Nathan up from work at the airport at 3:30 p.m. and we headed to Virginia! We'd planned to spend Christmas this year with Julia's mom and family in Tennessee, but Mom was spending the holiday with her mom (a year after Granddad died last 12/21). After getting in late, we slept, and woke up to share Christmas morning with Tom and Lydia and girls as well.
Caleb read of Christ's incarnation from Luke 2. Abigail could've recited verses 11 and 14, but she was too shy to do more than whisper a few phrases. After we exchanged gifts (which we took a long time doing!), the ladies got to cooking for a late afternoon meal. It was special to have this portion of the family together (first time in six years that Mom, Julia, Caleb, and Lydia had all been together for Christmas). And of course, the three little girls kept everyone entertained. Bella and Lydee are developing so much personality (six and a half months old at Christmas) and Abigail's always ready to exercise hers.