Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas 2013

Our Christmas season started with this little guy getting extremely sick...

This is the first time in almost five years we have had a kid get a super high (103.8) temperature. Koby's high temperature lasted for days! He pretty much laid on the floor for a week straight. He also lost a good couple pounds because he wasn't able to eat much of anything for a few days. The poor kid looked like a skeleton:( Thankfully, he was pretty much better just in time for Christmas.

While Koby was sick, we had to entertain Linc. I have realized Linc is really going to miss his brother when Koby goes off to Kindergarten next year!

 Luckily James and I never got Koby's illness.  However just a few days before Christmas Linc started acting sick. And lo and behold, got that darn fever too. Luckily his illness was not scary or as intense as Koby's. We just made sure to stay away from people. It sure would have been nice if they had gotten sick at the same time though.

Inspite of Linc's fever, we had a pretty good Christmas. It was low key and a little lonely without our families to celebrate with, but it was a good day.

The boys took our annual stair photo...

Koby got his gigantic TMNT house (What was Santa thinking? It barely squeezes into his closet)...

And Linc sure loved his remote control car...

Aunt Sherry and Uncle Cameron gave us a remote control toy too! James was pretty happy he got to be a kid again too. All three of the boys pretty much spent the day chasing each other with remote control cars and shooting one another with nerf guns.

We got spoiled by family members...

It was a good day. I only wish we were able to share it with family...Next year :)

No matter who you are or what you believe, Christmas is wonderful! Christmas is a holiday that brings us all a little closer to Christ. It is a season of giving and a season of love.

The word gospel means Good news. Jeffrey R. Holland said,

 “The `good news`  was that death and hell could be escaped, that mistakes and sins could be overcome, that there was hope, that there was help, that the insoluble was solved, that the enemy had been conquered. The ‘good news’ was that everyone’s tomb could one day be empty, that everyone’s soul could again be pure, that every child of God could again return to the Father who gave them life.

“This is the essence of the message delivered by every prophet who has ever lived and every apostle ever called to the work. It is the message we are called to declare. It is the message of the angel who came to those unsuspecting Judean shepherds:

“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”

1 comment:

rjd said...

Looks like your family had a wonderful Christmas. You guys were missed but not forgotten. See you soon....:)