Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Holidays

Christmas vacation officially started a few hours ago as we walked home from school. No homework, no papers, no worries. Just time with family and friends, singing Christmas songs, baking, playing games, watching movies, and celebrating the birth of Christ the Lord.

Matthew 1:18-25

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold,the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.

Merry Christmas!


Bish Denham said...

Merry Christmas Vijaya. You're kids are getting so big and beautiful. Son looks like you, daughter looks like her father. Nice combo.

Kelly said...

I love how you described the days of Christmas break. I love the extra family time and holiday events.
Have a blessed Christmas!

Angela said...

We did a gingerbread house this year just like yours. Well, like yours, only it looked much, much different. Hence, no photo. LOL

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

Mary Witzl said...

We did a gingerbread house like that a few years back, but didn't put enough sugar in the frosting. It very slowly collapsed. I'm guessing ours was similar to Angela's. Still, it tasted fine.

Wish we had a Christmas vacation here: we get only the day off and we have to make up our hours for this too. Merry Christmas to you too!

Vijaya said...

Thank you, ladies. Angela and Mary, the only reason our gingerbread house is standing and sruvived a two hour car trip is because we made it from a kit!

Aw, Mary, not even a one week winter holiday? Even in India, which is primarily a Hindu country, we got a week's winter holiday that coincided with Christmas.

MollyMom103 said...

I hope you had a good Christmas. You are such a beautiful family. Love the gingerbread house. Peace to you and yours, Vijaya.

Vijaya said...

We are enjoying this Christmas season, Molly. So wonderful to have this gift of time with all our family.