Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas this year has been full of change for the Elwers.

Partially due to financial necessity but also just due to realizing that if this day is really about Jesus's birth and we need to make room for him {This all started here. With Dave Snow's message "Peace a Christmas" on 12/1/12. You really should listen to it!}

Do we want to be teaching our boys about their savior and his humble beginning or about a man in a big red suit who brings them tons and tons of presents? No matter where you fall in that discusion, we just decided to scale back. We didn't throw away the Christmas tree or cancel Christmas, we just played it simple. {I would be more than happy to scale back further next year ... but we will leave that to be decided later}

Here's our two Christmas Days {one with each side of the family}

Grammy and Papa's Christmas was on the 24th
 If you are at all interested ... we made Paleo Biscuits and Gravy for breakfast ... very yummy!

 Papa reading the Christmas story ...

 Grandma's Christmas was on the 25th
Looking for his name. 

John-Paul's favorite part was of course the wrapping! 

Christmas Super Nintendo ... happens every year and we love it!

Praying you all had a sweet time with family and friends as you celebrated the day that The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. 

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