I had a chance to sing with my mom and sisters at "The Festival of Nativities". Each of us girls sang a solo and then we sang a few songs all together. It felt so good to sing together again, and especially songs about Jesus' birth. Have a mentioned how much I LOVE Christmas? And when I get to combine my other love of--music--with Christmas?...awesome!!
What a treat it was for me to walk around the building and see all of the thousands of nativities there! I actually decided that nativities are my "new collectible" and have been slowly gaining them for the last couple years. I just love having that physical reminder of the reality of Christ's birth; how humble the circumstance but how beautiful too.
My sister was working next to my two-year-old nephew at the kitchen sink. She was cleaning a cookie sheet and decided to bang it against the sink several times in a row to get off the excess water...and surprise him. I wasn't watching but heard her start laughing. I asked what was so funny and she told me to "watch Sammy". I got where I could see him and she did it again; each time she banged the pan, no matter how quickly, his eyelids blinked right in time with it. Who knew eyelids could flutter so insinctly? Too cute!
2 weeks ago