Monday, December 22, 2008

Let it snow and snow and snow....

So, as we are currently under a blizzard warning, I am pretty confident we will have a white Christmas.

Usually we all LOVE snow days, but this past Friday was the kids' last day of school before Christmas break, so besides our middle schooler, who no longer has parties, the kids were all excited about the big shin digs, and DID NOT want a snow day. The twins were having a Pajama Christmas party, so were pretty jazzed to wear their PJ's to school and Zgirl and Action were excited about the pizza and sub sandwich parties, plus all the cheap, pointless trinkets they get to bring home and dump on the floor. But, early Friday morning came with a dumping of snow, so alas, we had a snow day.

Thankfully, Saturday was clear, so Farmboy and I got to hit the mall, along with everyone else in West Michigan, and get almost all of our shopping done.

I was looking forward to Sunday, the last Sunday before Christmas, a time to sing some of our favorite Christmas caroles and just be with other believers, as we all truly get the awesomeness of this season and feel so privileged to spend some time honoring our Lord at this time. Well, we got another dumping last night, and ALL today, so our church, and pretty much all the churches in West Michigan, were cancelled. Bummer....

Okay, tomorrow I have a hair appointment. Short hair gets "puffy" and quite unattractive when not taken care of, so....the storms better be calming down by then, because this is serious stuff.

Finally, the twins had their first Christmas concert at school. They stood next to each other, but by the last song, Kume was there, while Jambo was somehow behind her. Knowing her, she just may have been attempting to steal all the limelight. They had a blast.

Everytime I think Third Day is just too cool, they go and blow me away again with more awesome stuff.


Here are the lyrics if you are interested:

There's a little girl trembling on a cold December morn
Crying for momma's arms
At an orphanage just outside a little China town
There the forgotten are

But half a world away I hang the stockings by the fire
And dream about the day when I can finally call you mine

It's Christmas time again but you're not home
Your family is here and yet you're somewhere else alone
And so tonight I pray that God will come and hold you in his arms
And tell you from my heart I wish you Merry Christmas

As I hang the tinsel on the tree and watch the twinkling lights
I'm warmed by the fire's glow
Outside the children tumble in a wonderland of white,
Make angels in the snow

But half a world away you try your best to fight the tears
And hope that heaven's angels come to carry you here

It's Christmas time again but you're not home
Your family is here and yet you're somewhere else alone
And so tonight I pray that God will come and hold you in his arms
And tell you from my heart I wish you Merry Christmas

Christmas is a time to celebrate the holy child
And we celebrate his perfect gift of love
He came to earth to give his life
And prepare a place for us
So we could have a home with him above

It's Christmas time again and now you're home
Your family is here so you will never be alone
So tonight before you go to sleep, I'll hold you in my arms
And I'll tell you from my heart, and I'll you from my heart
I wish you Merry Christmas


coffeemom said...

Man, they are so beautiful! How fun, this first Christmas with them and snow too! Great great stuff. You stay in my prayers too, btw. Merry Christmas!

Holly said...

I was soooo expecting to see pictures of all your white stuff, but I guess the pics of your cutie-pies are just as good! :D

The Albertsons said...

Such cuties :).
I'm soooo wanting it to snow. Maybe I'll move to W. Michigan.
Tell farmboy to show us some pictures of the snow!!!
love to you all!
Merry Christmas!

Paula said...

We had a snow day on Friday here in Nebraska too, and today was a "cold day"... delayed start due to extreme cold... can't have the rural kiddies out getting frostbite while they await the bus!
The twins are adorable as always... can't wait to get mine home.

Cheryl said...

I have that album and heard that song many times, but somehow seeing the words really hit me hard. All those nagging doubts and reasons not to begin another adoption melted away. Today I put a call into the agency to inquire about a waiting 4 year old boy with special needs. We will see where God takes this leap of faith! Thanks for putting the song out there.

BTW Steve Chapman's song All I Really Want for Christmas is a Family makes me cry too.

Jen said...

They are amazing to watch. They are thriving within your family. We got the storm, too. We were without tv, internet, and phone for 4 days. We survived! :)

Loved the song, too.

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

It's so great to see pictures! Grace Bizuayehu was so excited to see them this morning as I read your blog! :-)