Christmas is really almost here! I (Kari) have so many things to do! I’ve got cleaning, decorating, cooking, baking, gift wrapping- so many things to do! We don’t even have our tree up yet! 2013 has been a really difficult year for us between moving, losing our daughter Taylor, physically dealing with the pregnancy and miscarriage, dealing with my health problems and so many other crazy things. We’re thankful to be together and just have some time to relax. So I’m simplifying this year. If my tree doesn’t get put up until Christmas Eve-so what? We’re warm, safe and happy together!
We will be celebrating our blessings this year: our new home, Taylor, this blog, and each other. But we want to remember our biggest blessing, our personal relationships with Jesus Christ and his gift of salvation. It’s always astounding to take time to think of the beauty of the life of Jesus from being a tiny baby in a stable, to dying and rising again to give the gift of forgiveness and new life. I can rejoice this Christmas even in the death of my daughter because I know that because of forgiveness of my sins through Jesus and his blood- I will see her again. Someday RJ and I will hold our daughter and celebrate Jesus and his victory over sin. How could we not be happy with that prospect? How couldn’t we want to celebrate the birth of Jesus? He’s truly the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
We love music and movies so those are always a big part of any celebration. If you’re looking for something fun to watch or some great music to listen to check these out!
For Relaxing Time (Everyone needs to take a few minutes to relax and put their feet up! Plus, it’s fun viewing for Christmas day, too!)
Christmas Episodes and Specials– featuring epsiodes from The Brady Bunch, The Nanny, Reba and more! Plus specials like Frosty, Rudolph, A Charlie Brown Christmas and other lesser known specials!
Christmas Movies– Who doesn’t like to get cozy and watch a good movie!
Christmas Music is so much fun that even painfully whittling it down to the best of the best was really hard! We have 3 different playlists to accommodate different moods for music (each playlist contains artists from many genres).
Christmas Fun– A great list for opening presents, chatting with friends or working in the kitchen. Don’t be surprised if it starts a sing along! This list contains great novelty songs and other just plain fun songs!
New Christmas Classics– This list is full of the “new” Christmas Classics like “White Christmas,” “Blue Christmas,” “Feliz Navidad” and many more (some lesser known).
Christmas Classics– This list features our favorite versions of Christmas Carols and other classics like “Winter Wonderland.”
Now go have some Christmas fun!!!!
Merry Christmas from both of us!
Kari and RJ
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:11-14