We stayed home during the holidays this year.  We missed extended family but it was nice just to be home with the dogs and to stay in our PJ's most days. 

Christmas Eve 

Reading the Christmas Story

Christmas Morning

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Christmas was very special this year.  A week or so before Christmas, we had our Christmas Spectacular at church.  At the end our campus pastor was talking about how Jesus offers us the gift of salvation but we have to make the decision to reach out and take it.  It hit home with Madelyn.  When he had people raise their hand at the end she looked at me and stuck her hand in the air.  They brought around a card for her and she clutched on to it tight.  Over the following week and 1/2 she didn't want to talk about it much, but wantd to keep the card close to her.  We continualy prayed for Madelyn and her heart.  We knew Tim would be home on Christmas Day so asked if she wanted to sit down and talk for a little bit with just the three of us.  She opened up and wanted to pray with us.  We were overjoyed.

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