Monday, January 7, 2008

Christmas 2007

Two weeks ago our computer was put to sleep and then resurrected at the Schobert hospital. Since then, Craig has spent his evenings restoring it so that we feel comfortable and at home with it again. Thus, I have not been on much. Nevertheless, I want to catch you up on our holiday.

It has certainly been a fun and eventful December. Jason and Amanda came on Christmas Eve and we all surprised them with their own photo album with their wedding picture on the cover.

Our little family of five enjoyed Christmas at home the next day, and then the day after Christmas we began the long journey over the river and through the woods to Nana and Papa's house. It was a tight squeeze with 3 kids in the small backseat of the Avalon, but the fighting didn't get too intense. (insert laughter here)

Nana and Papa spoiled us as always. Tiffani got another iPod dock (Nana and Steven are really gonna have to compare notes next year--last year it was ice skates!)

Bethani got the coveted Heeleys,

Jeremi got clothes and $75 toward a trick bike,

I got 800 thread count sheets (single-ply mind you...) and Craig became the proud new owner of a Navigator (as in the device that tells you where to turn, not the SUV.) I think I have just been replaced. (On the way home, he was very smug as, while I slept, he maneuvered through the back country from Allen on Stacy Road. I woke up as we were approaching the high school, and he gleefully announced, "This thing is COOL!!"

Thursday morning, my mom and I hit the mall for Macy's day-after-Christmas sale, and we certainly made a haul. They were practically giving stuff away. How could we say no??

While in the St. Louis area, we enjoyed the annual Kessler Christmas party on Friday and then visited with my mother's side of the family on Saturday.

On Sunday we preached for Scott Graham at The Sanctuary in Florissant Valley. What a great morning it was. There were so very many friends of ours, many of them from Bible College.

I was thrilled to see my long-time friend and maid of honor, Tonya, and FINALLY meet her new baby.

We were very saddened to get the news that Sis. Dugas, the wife of the Bishop of their church, went to be with the Lord about an hour after we left the restaurant. She had been very sick with a brain tumor. Sis. Dugas was a precious, extremely talented and godly woman, and we will all miss her very much.

Well, that brings 2007 to a close. God has been good to us again this year, and we give Him thanks for His many blessings. We are excited about what He has in store for us in 2008!

1 comment:

On My Mind said...

Yay, Melissa! I'm so glad you posted again... I've been anxious to read what's new with you all.

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas!

Smiles & Hugs,