Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day 2009

Today marked another wonderful Christmas celebration for our family of four! Kara verified that Santa visited our home when she saw that the milk and cookie she left out were gone…just a few crumbs left. 

We opened our stockings from Santa first, and then the gifts to each other.  Everyone made out pretty well, so we must have been ‘good’ this year. :)  Tim loves his new range bag, and will put it to good use when he takes his new firearms to the range.  Kathy loves her new kindle, and has already downloaded books to read.  And, Samantha loves her new IPod touch, and has been adding new music and apps to it already.

The grand finale was Kara’s gifts from Santa inside her new playroom!  The funny thing is that Kara has never been in the back room at the end of the hallway, so she had no idea where she was going at first.  Kara was very surprised (shocked is probably a better word) to see a room full of familiar and new toys when we opened the door!   The morning ended with us enjoying a delicious breakfast of waffles, ghutta (family recipe) and bacon.

It was not an easy feat to get Kara out of the playroom, and so she ate her lunch in there at her little table. She enjoyed having mommy, daddy or Samantha stay and play with her, but was also happy & content to play by herself. 

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3 comments:

Emmanuel said...

December 28, 2009--I want to tell you that I don't know what to say. I have never lost a child..my heart hurts so bad right now and I am in tears as I look at your pictures together... I just wish that I could hold you all in my arms and take your pain away... My son is 20 months. His b-day is in april. I can't imagine losing him and I don't know what I would do without him...I used to joke around and talk to your child when she was in her mothers womb the few times that I met her biological mom. Her aunt, and grandmother are good friends of mine...but you are the true parents...Anyone can clearly see the love that you have for this little angel. Please know that my family and I are praying for you all... With the love of Jesus Christ...

latyce said...

Dear Tim, Kathy and Samantha:

I am so sorry to hear of your very precious loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

With sympathy and love,

Latyce Jones and Family

Tracy Pegg said...

I followed your Journey from the day you interviewed be for a childcare provider .... I am so sorry , I Loved watching little Kara grow it was like I knew her but never met ....We will pray for you and your family God bless ...

Tracy Pegg