Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011

Kathleen's first Christmas. We stayed Christmas Eve and Christmas night at Grandma and Pop Pop's house this year. It was our last Christmas Eve service with the whole family at Bethlehem UMC - We hope Calvin will be appointed to a church as a local pastor after graduation meaning he will be leading church services somewhere else from now on. We so enjoyed the time with family and we're grateful for all the abundance we were blessed with this year.

Santa Clause did come to visit Grandma and Pop Pop's with wooden toy stacking set and shape sorter. Mommy and Daddy gave Kathleen wooden blocks, geomagnet toys and lots and lots of books. Grandma and Pop Pop were excited to give Kathleen a LeapFrog music table. And Aunt Brandy and Uncle Jason gave her a toy dinosaur to walk behind and ride. Showered with gifts I would have to say it was a big Christmas even though we are always ever trying to keep it simple and remember the birth of Christ is our focus.

Most exciting of all, Grandpa John dressed up as Santa on Christmas night as he has done for at least 4 decades now and Kathleen was able to become part of the annual tradition of seeing "Santa" make a special stop to pass out additional presents at our very own Fender family gathering.






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