t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.

12.27.2009

Christmas Moments 2009

2009 Christmas Snapshots...
Traveling light to Grandma and Grandpas...
Christmas Eve Indian Food...
and tracking Santa on Uncle Derald's iphone...
All the cousins want the scoop...p.s. this cute guy is still single?!!
Live Nativity...see post...
Christmas Morning...while all the adults video skyped with Monica, I looked over the balcony and Emmett found "his" toy....

...and was riding it within minutes....
video
Found the stockings.... and then the oh-so-amazingly patient girls proceeded to wait almost an hour and a half to open their presents while we visited with Monica.
Cousin cuddles...

and more....

...and lost the camera for the rest of the day. Oops.

The conversation with Monica included a large amount of tears on all sides. For the first time she is experiencing Christmas away from home...with those who cooked everything they had to feed them a meager Christmas Eve meal. The words "it is so hard" must have sobbed out of her mouth more times than I can count...but quickly followed by "but it is wonderful." What a learning and growth experience for Monica. She will return with maturity and insight, and unselfishness beyond her years. We love you Monica and are praying for you everyday.


1 comment:

Jo Lynn said...

Oh how sweet, I can only imagine how much growth takes place in serving abroad and leaving everything and everyone behind. Love the pictures, looks like a wonderful Christmas for you guys! I wish I could have been there first hand to see the live nativity put on by your sweet little kids. We love you guys!