I wish I had the addresses of each of you and could mail this directly to your home, but alas, this is not going to be a reality. Therefore, I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!!
So instead of mailing our family card, I’m posting it to you. Yes, I know you will see the “real” names of our children but that’s OK – I only change them when I write so they won’t be searchable and revealing their actual monikers a few times will not allow any crazy people out there to find them on Google. Whew.
Note the verse – one of my favorites…James 1:17: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”
Because it is. Every good and perfect gift, and there are many, is from Him.
I’m going to take some time off of writing for a bit because I first and foremost want to focus on only my Savior and my family but also because I want YOU to focus on your Savior and your family. I’ll be back after the new year.
Enjoy this time, friends. Play some games. Laugh. Say “yes” to Candyland for the fourth time in a day. Make hot chocolate. Don’t check e-mail. Or Twitter. Or your favorite blogs. Just be present and fill your cup as we prepare to greet a new year and all if it’s exhilarating wonder.
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Love it! Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Gorgeous card…and even more…beautiful family. And the plans you have for the rest of the year sound AMAZING. Enjoy every moment.
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Gorgeous card! I hope you have the merriest of Christmases with your family.
It’s the perfect time to take off. I’ll be joining you. :)
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Love it! blessings sent your way…Enjoy and be present. We will be doing the same.
See you in the new year
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Totally agree with your message. :) Can’t tell you how many times I’ve played checkers with my 5 year old since Christmas break began. (and he is remarkably GOOD!)
Thanks for posting your card, because I didn’t know dayspring offered cards like that and I’ve been searching for a truly spirit filled card to send out this year. Now I know where to look!
Many blessings to you and your family!
Merry Christmas to you and your family. You have a beautiful family every one of you. Enjoy celebrating our Father’s birthday! To Him we give the glory…
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Merry Christmas Sweetness! Thank you for your encouraging words…I too have been playing alot of games…hungry hungry hippos around here! HUGS…hope your weekend is wonderful! I’m not necessarily dreaming of a white Christmas but I believe we will have one!! Be safe!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours. And such a beautiful Christmas Card.
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I love your card Natalie!
Happy WFW and Merry Christmas!
Love your beautiful card and verse. I have enjoyed your Blog entries this entry. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Your card is beautiful!!! And your family is gorgeous!!
What greater gift than the gift of our Savior!?!? My heart is filled with joy this season for all that He has done!!
Love that verse – Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!
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Beautiful card and verse. I wish you and your family a magical Christmas and will look forward to haring from you in 2011.
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Beautiful card of a beautiful family! Blessings galore to you and will connect with you after the first of the year!
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What a beautiful card! I had no idea that you didn’t use your kids’ real names — I love both the real and the fake ones! :)
I hope your Christmas and New Year was wonderful — can’t wait to get to know you better.
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I just saw your card – I took the time off the computer also and just got back on. What a beautiful!!! family. God Bless you all.