Thursday, January 22, 2009

Merry Christmas, 2008

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. It was somewhat bittersweet for me since I couldn't help but think that this may be our last holiday season in the United States for quite some time. Still, I was determined to enjoy it and to help Alex enjoy it, too. He really got into opening presents this year, which was fun for all of us to watch. My brother Matt was home from ACU for almost a month, and we enjoyed our time with him... and playing his X-box until it died (sorry, man). After Christmas was over, we made our traditional trip to the Henry Ford Museum to see the holiday model train display -- always a hit with Alex. On New Year's Eve, we watched "It's a Wonderful Life" (Matt had never seen it!) and then had some time to reflect and pray together as a family as we welcomed in the new year.

Christmas morning -- traditional family pic in front of the tree

Alex and Uncle Matt playing a duet

Driving the Thomas train at the Henry Ford Museum

More hands-on fun at the museum

Guitar Hero fun -- even Mom got in on the action!

On New Year's Eve, we let Alex tear down and eat the gingerbread house.


  1. I can't believe Mom played guitar hero!

  2. What do you mean you can't believe it? You think I'm not able or not interested?! It was fun. Mom