Advent day 25 – Merry CHRISTmas – Isaiah 42:1-4 “Take a good look at my servant.
I’m backing him to the hilt.
He’s the one I chose,
and I couldn’t be more pleased with him.
I’ve bathed him with my Spirit, my life.
He’ll set everything right among the nations.
He won’t call attention to what he does
with loud speeches or gaudy parades.
He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt
and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant,
but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right.
He won’t tire out and quit. He won’t be stopped
until he’s finished his work—to set things right on earth.
Far-flung ocean islands
wait expectantly for his teaching.”
John 1:1-2 The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
in readiness for God from day one.
3-5 Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.
The guys opened their present first since they needed to know why we had them make no plans for the day. Tickets to the Penn and Teller show in Vegas – tonight!
I made latkes and cinnamon rolls for breakfast and started on Christmas dinner (ham, sweet potatoes, cornbread sausage stuffing, quinoa with spinach and cranberries, pumpkin bread and eggnog cheesecake) so that the guys could eat before heading to the airport.
I took a break and we opened presents, Joel got us a record player and some records. I got two book lights and one of them had the same pattern as my crockpot and toaster.
The girls (and Joel) each got a fire tablet. There were socks, webkinz, hats, baking stuff, books, a fish tank, tickets to see Dan and Phil and more.
I got James (and me) tickets to the Speakeasy soiree with our fav gypsy jazz band.
I got new pots, a ‘best Mom ever’ pillow, necklace, silver platter, snowman and cash.
James got a boatload of coffee, a new book and tree ornaments. Maisy got a new baby and was so happy about it.
Hercule got a new tank.
We saved Bethany’s presents for her to open when she got off work. We had an early lunch, the guys went off to the airport, we watched It’s a Wonderful Life and then Bethany got home.
We roasted s’mores in the backyard and then took off to see Christmas lights.
We ended the tour at the courthouse per our traditional looking at the nativity and lights.
We kept getting updates from the guys, they saw the Bellagio fountains and got pics with Penn and Teller after the show.
Joel bought two Colorado pins and gave them to Penn and Teller as a Christmas gift, he said they looked very surprised at the gift. They are going to have a long night (they come come early in the morning, so I guess they will sleep in tomorrow.)