The second part of Christmas week was in Williamsburg, VA with the Jesters. We have three nephews on that side, and they are the life of the party! Our days revolved around playtime, good food, more playtime, naps (those were primarily for us!), more playtime...you get the picture. After the kids went to bed, the adults would break out the games and continue playtime late into the night. We got to attend Christmas Eve service and Sunday morning service at Dan's folks' church, and several family friends joined us for Christmas dinner. Dan's mom made filet mignon and salmon this year for Christmas instead of the traditional turkey dinner, and it was as delicious as any gourmet restaurant!
We wish that our holiday time was unlimited, but we loved every minute we had! We're so thankful for Jesus' birth, his perfect life, and his sacrificial death, through which we have the gift of salvation and adoption as God's sons & daughters! We're especially thankful this time of year for the blessings he's given us, like our wonderful families, good health, steady jobs, and a loving marriage. 2009 has been such a good year, and we're already looking forward to what 2010 will bring!
I forgot to take pictures during our visit to TX, but I did get this sweet photo from our extended family get-together. My great-aunt Merle turned 98 years old this December, so we celebrated her birthday. She's sitting in the rocking chair with her daughter, Berle Ann, on the left and my Uncle Brian and Aunt Margaret on the right.