Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
“For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.”
(Isaiah 9:6-7 ESV)
We’re celebrating Christ’s birth in Wisconsin, relaxing and spending time with family. Miranda has, unfortunately, been under the weather the past few days – hacking cough, runny nose, watering eyes, and an occasional low-grade fever – my poor baby 🙁 We were still able to go to the extended family Christmas celebration and visit with aunts, uncles, and cousins we don’t often get to see, and we had the opportunity to catch up with some good friends last night. We opted to let Miranda sleep in this morning, though, instead of trying to make it to a church service, though we would have loved to have gone. Of course, we made that decision last night, unaware that she would be awake at 6:30 a.m. asking for juice. I initially responded that she could have some juice later, when it was time to get up, which was an obvious mis-step, as her immediate request was then to get up. As I was up until 2:00 last night, and my child usually sleeps until 8:00 or 8:30 in the morning, I was not particularly interested in getting out of bed at 6:30! Thankfully she was somewhat pacified by Matt’s willingness to get out of bed and get her a cup of juice, and she returned to sleep (albeit rather fitfully) for another hour and a half – but I appreciated that extra bit of sleep 🙂
We don’t have much planned for the next few days, other than hanging out at my mom’s with the rest of the family, so I’m thankful we should be able to keep things pretty low-key and hopeful that Miranda will continue to feel better.
My little book-lover is of course enjoying reading with both Grandpa…
This afternoon we also enjoyed our family’s annual tradition of frosting cut-out cookies. This was the first year Miranda was able to participate at all, and while she certainly didn’t entirely get it, it was fun to be able to include her even a little bit 🙂
And this evening we snuggled on the couch to watch the Packer game and celebrate their clinching of the number one seed in the playoffs this year!
All in all, it’s been a good day with family 🙂 I hope all of you have had wonderful celebrations, as well!