Christmas Eve...no more chances to get last minute gifts, ya''ll! We pray that this Christmas gives you blessings you didn''t expect. We look forward to visiting with some of you and send out love to those of you we weren''t able to visit this time around. May the spirit of Christmas be given to you tonight and always.
Merry Christmas from the Haselhorsts.
Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone. We are now in Advent and the Christmas season. The weather cooperated with us and our traveling back to Topeka so we are thankful for that.
We were able to see several family members over the Thanksgiving holiday...we visited Topeka where we spent time with Grandpa Dave, Nana, Grandpa Neil, Uncle Will (and Sarah), and Uncle Tim...also some of Nana''s family. Then we were able to visit at length with Great-grandma Belle, Aunt Martha, Uncle Joe, Crystal and her kids, Tyler, Brent, and Tori. We enjoyed our visit in Topeka...nice and relaxing. On our way home, we stopped in Great Bend (Grandma Bev and Grandpa Dan were "dog-sitting" Penny for us). Aunt Amy, Uncle Greg and the boys had decided to come up for Thanksgiving so we were able to spend a few hours of the afternoon with them before driving home to Dodge. All in all, we had some planned visits, some surprise visits, and lots of laughter. We did run in to a bit of snow on the Interstate yesterday on the way home, but nothing major. We did, of course, miss all of those out of state that we couldn''t visit as well as those who were stuck working because of the holiday shopping rush...we look forward to other visits with them soon or Christmas cards to see how everyone is doing.
Chris and Eric are busy with their homemade gifts again. It will be fun sending these things off to the respective recipients and hearing how well (or not!) they go over! Ha! Christmas shopping in our household is about finished...just have some of the adults left to shop for (so get your lists in if you haven''t already!). We are thankful we got such an early start this year on shopping.
Well, had better close...have some gift-making to get back to! Enjoy your holiday season...challenge yourself to recognize what is important in your life and rid yourself of what isn''t. Donate money to your favorite charity, contribute to your local food bank, or got through all of that "stuff" in your house and donate what you haven''t touched in years. Embrace those around you and pray for those you can''t reach. Know that we love all of you and think of you often. We are very thankful that we know each and every one of you...Happy Thanksgiving!