The First Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me a:

A Partridge in a Pear Tree
The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, whose birthday we celebrate on December 25, the first day of Christmas. In the song, Christ is symbolically presented as a mother partridge that feigns injury to decoy predators from her helpless nestlings, recalling the expression of Christ’s sadness over the fate of Jerusalem: “Jerusalem! Jerusalem! How often would I have sheltered you under my wings, as a hen does her chicks, but you would not have it so . . . .” (Luke 13:34)

(* from here*)

The kids opened their stockings from us and their presents from other family.  They got many lovely things; thank you family and friends for being generous to them.  They loved everything!



I don’t know why but Jack wanted powdered donuts and a dollar bill in his stocking.


Elizabeth in her Santa hat.


This is what happens when you pass a dollar display and on impulse buy a fake Rubik’s cube becaue you know your daughter wanted one, but you didn’t get her one.


We went to the Colemans later and grilled steaks, hamburgers and hotdogs.  Jack ate with Asa.


The kids all exchanged names on Thanksgiving day and gave each other presents.  Ayden is opening his present from Creed.


And Micah opened his from Elizabeth.  It was fun to see what they picked out for each other.

Last in the day, we went to the Franklins for for dessert and songs, but I was too tired at that point to take any pictures!!!

My highlights of the day;

Peggy’s cinnamon rolls

Elizabeth’s gifts she made for everyone including my picture frame with pictures.

My homemade card from Emma.

Jack wrapping up some of his toys(that he likes ;-)) and giving them to Creed.

Anne Michal playing “What Child is This?” for me on the piano.  She had been secretly practicing while I wasn’t  around to surprise me.

Emma giving her sister one of her baby stuffed bunnies that she got that morning.

Giving Jon gravy for a stocking  present. 😉

Being together with family and friends.


2 responses to “The First Day of Christmas

  1. I read the same interpretation of the 12 days of Christmas this year for the 1st time. Pretty neat. Creed is right in there with everyone else isn’t he. He’s not going to miss a thing.

  2. I really don’t think it’s possible for Creed to get any cuter!!

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