Wednesday, December 11, 2013


This is my favorite night of the year...
...Sunday School pageant.
I love it so much cause this is what it is really about,
celebrating with our families the true meaning of Christmas.
I love the imperfection.
Rocco the donkey was singing too loud, and dancing away.
And the suspense...will my other donkey say his line?
He did.
I even love the photo shoot after with the cousins
& trying to get everyone to look the same way.
Sunday school is such an important part of our kids' lives.
I am soooooooo thankful for the amount of time
their teachers pour into my children.
Bible stories spill out of my kids all week,
as things we do at home trigger memories
of what they learned in Sunday School,
& my heart leaps with joy when they know things
I didn't teach them...about God.
That's why buying teacher gifts is one of
my favorite things to buy each year.
I like to get them something I would want.
This year...
We will let them choose the one that speaks to them.
(this one is a planner)
Each teacher is so different.
But I want each one to know how much I appreciate the time it takes away from their bless mine.
The cards are simple card stock,
not anything pretty that you'll see on Pinterest.
Just hand cut trees,
The message is simple & handwritten.
And even though it's not much...
I hope they know how much they are loved.
Thank you.
BTW the lil' trees are in high demand
if you have a pack of little boys.
Oh & here is a little blooper reel from my picture taking :)

& then  Roo.
and while I was taking the picture of the stack...
I was lying on the floor with Kit sitting on my back :)
But it's all good cause if he wasn't there...he was here:


Marsha said...

Those pageants were some of my favorite memories of the kids growing up as well. I love your journal gifts and the tree card bookmarks but seeing the boys in all your shots doing what little boys do just made me smile this am.

Little Penpen said...

That is the one thing I miss most about Christmas... The children's pageant! Thanks for sharing those cute photos. Love the journal gifts with the tree markers!


Hey Lib,
You have the sweetest family :)
Cool journals for the teachers.

Anonymous said...

Love this entry. blooper reel and all!! :-)

MS/AC Fan said...

Those Doyle Donkeys were pretty entertaining up there, loved them :)
Also loved your blooper reel!

Jo said...

Neat present idea. The little book marks are so cute. Love the outtakes also. More people need to put a little reality in their blogs and show outtakes. I think maybe then everyone wouldn't be so uptight about perfection all the time. Good to hear all is going well. Was thinking about you this morning, randomly, and went to catch up on my blog reading and there you were.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your right, Christmas programs are the very best! Your gifts to the teachers look amazing and I know they will love them.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, wishing all this wonderful in 2014! Love, Debby