Dec 24, 2010  •  In Christianity, Claire, Personal

Merry Christmas Eve!

This year we celebrate Claire’s first Christmas and J made sure to make it a special one by putting up our very first Christmas tree and decorating it with fancy-schmancy ornaments from Crate & Barrel.

We decided not to get the baby any gifts this year because (1) she will not remember it; and (2) she will be happier with a diaper change than with any material object.

That being said, our almost-3-month-old daughter has received more Christmas gifts than her parents…combined. While we are thankful for the generosity of our friends and family, we couldn’t help but wonder if this will be the norm as parents.

We will be spending the day watching two holiday rom-coms: Love Actually and The Holiday. Then it is off to church for Christmas Eve service!

I end this post with the first few verses from the gospel of John. Many people are partial to Luke this time of year, but I myself prefer these words from John 1:1-5, 14.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
….
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

4 Responses to “Merry Christmas Eve!”

  1. Merry Christmas! I love your tree–it's gorgeous. And whether she knows it or not, it's still exciting to celebrate the little one's first Christmas!

  2. Cyndi:

    Merry Christmas! We also opted NOT to buy Ainsley any gifts b/c i knew my family would go nuts and buy her too much!..My parents are making a special trip here tomorrow morning to drop off her gifts..YIKES! I'm a bit scared to see what i am going to have to find storage for..lol

    Enjoy your day tomorrow!

  3. Merry christmas to you and yours!!!

  4. Ashley:

    Oh my gosh. First, I just want to say that I recently found your blog and have been spending what seems like 100% of my time reading every post trying to catch up on everything! I feel like we know each other, even though we really don’t. (Also, I decided to try out Google Reader because you talked about it, and it turns out that it’s actually the greatest invention ever!)

    But, because I am a big fat nerd, the reason why I am posting for the first time is to tell you how excited I am about your C&B ornaments!! haha I worked at Crate over the Christmas season, and I was absolutely in love with all of the ornaments. As soon as I saw the picture of your tree, I tried to see how many I could pick out! Ever since working there, I am always on the lookout for C&B products and (this is where the nerd part comes in) get super excited any time I see something familiar!

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