Christmas. This was one of the most unique Christmas’ that I’ve ever had. Though there is the one where my dad’s family (22 members, at that time) all went to Branson for a weekend. We stayed in a four bedroom cabin – packed to the gills – and went to Silver Dollar City to look at the
wonderful white Christmas lights, that were hung all around. After being bused to the place, from a cow field…that Christmas was a little different. This year I was without immediate family, my brother moved to Ireland and my parents went to spend the Holiday’s there. So I ended up going to my sister-in-law’s family gathering. Which was good. They knew what it felt like to have family ‘missing’ for the day, and they had already done all their present opening so we just ate…and had a good time.
Friday, I was off work and took the day to get away. Me and my cousin went to St. Louis to shop. We were walking around the mall and found some really neat scarves, and the shop owner was talking it up how he would give us a deal if we bought two — Two for $10.00. He would have thrown in a pair of gloves and yadda yadda. We bought our scarves and continued on. About half way around the mall, we walked into another store. They also carried the great scarves that we just purchased…for $2.99. We had a good laugh!! I had a lot of fun, and it was nice to get away for the day. We stopped and chatted with our Aunt that lives up there for about an hour or so. We ate at Macaroni Grill…YUM!!! Our uncle Bob came in, out of all the Grill’s in STL we picked the same one to have lunch. Crazy!
Now we’re getting ready for New Year’s Eve/Day. Tonight at church we will be having a Reflections service, where we look back over the past year and what God has done. God is awesome!!! As I said in my Christmas letter, I’m looking forward to what 2009 has to offer.
Happy New Year Everyone!! May God keep and guide you throughout the year.