One of the joys of ministry is thinking thoughtfully through each holiday season, allowing for presence in the months of turkey stuffing, gingerbread lattes, and stockings. Gifts were purchased last month and our family waits in anticipation and joy for the celebration of Christ’s birth. JD makes sure a Christmas movie is watched nearly every day, which I absolutely love. Ellie stands in awe of the tree, behaving surprisingly well considering the shiny “bubbles” hanging from its branches. We are eager for my parents to arrive in a few days, excited to show them Christmas in Hawaii and bake pecan rolls, watch Christmas movies, play games, play in the waves, and relax as a family.
Of course, despite the peace I present in the above paragraph, we were unable to get our act together enough to send out Christmas cards… Many apologies to all. In its place, I give you our most current family picture 🙂
Mele Kalikimaka from our hale to yours