Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Blessing Giveaway 2013

It is Christmastime! I dislike winter, but love everything about Christmas! Growing up Christmas has always been a special time in our family. I have been very blessed to have a large family who all lives close by. We get together often, but there is something extra special about Christmas time.

I love having our family come together but one thing that melts my heart is the watching all of my children and my nieces and nephews play together. Remembering how my siblings and I interacted in the same way with each other and our cousins. Family is so important. Memories that will last forever are so important.

What is your favorite Christmas memory? What do you love about the season?


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44 comments:

  1. My favorite Christmas memory is one of my daughter. We adopted her when she was a year old and at 15 months old it was almost Christmas and she wasn't even crawling yet (she had brain damage from a medical condition at birth and was delayed in all milestones.) I wanted so badly for her to crawl so she could be a sheep in our church's Christmas play. About a week before the play, she started to crawl! She was the best little sheep ever!! She crawled right to the front of the church (dragging her right leg that didn't want to work like her left) and sat beside the baby Jesus, picked him up and played with him through the whole play. It was precious!

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  2. My favorite Christmas memory would be baking and cooking with my Grams.

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  3. My favorite Christmas memory is the year that we got my Papa a new bicycle. He used to ask to ride mine all of the time, and while I didn't mind, I also knew he would really like to have one of his own. After all of the other gifts were opened, my Daddy rolled the new bicycle right into Papa's living room. He came in from the kitchen and just started laughing! He was so excited! We have several pictures of him sitting on the bicycle right there in his living room!! He passed away in 2007. Very sad that none of my children will have special Christmas memories involving him. He was a great man and the best Papa ever!

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  4. Hot cocoa under the Christmas tree on Christmas eve.

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  5. Every year coming home from Late Christmas Eve mass and making a batch of chocolate chip cookies for Santa so that he would have warm cookies and then as we got older catching up and still making cookies.

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  6. My favorite memory is my mom making these 2 special breakfast casseroles every Christmas morning, no matter where we were!

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    1. I love breakfast casserole! Sounds wonderful!

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  7. One of my favorite Christmas memories is from when my daughter was a newborn during the Advent season. I have such sweet memories of middle-of-the-night feedings sitting with her with the Christmas tree lights on. They were the only lights on in the house and everything was so quiet and peaceful. It was a beautiful bonding time with her as we cuddled and I sang Christmas carols to her.

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    1. Oh I remember those days of feedings under the Christmas lights! Love your memory!

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  8. I don't have a lot of "special" childhood Christmas memories - but since I've been an adult and "on my own", baking and decorating cookies has always been a very fond memory for me.

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    1. I love to bake and decorate cookies too!

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  9. When I got to decorate the Christmas tree with my Mother!

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  10. Baking with my mom and sitting in the backseat and watching the snow covered streets, bare trees and houses lit with Christmas lights as we drove to the bustling mall for last minute gifts.

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  11. I loved that our family got together to celebrate Christmas.

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  12. My greatest wish for Christmas is Gods answer on our deepest prayer, for my husband and me, and for all of you! <3

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  13. My favorite Christmas memory is that Christmas my husband proposed and we got married. (Christmas 2007)

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  14. My favorite Christmas memory is when I was in the hospital holding my newborn son, born on Christmas Eve.

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  15. Having friends & family over on Christmas Eve. It was always an evening with lots of love & laughter. Somehow, it made everything feel more magical and I hope to give my own kids that same feeling.

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  16. I have wonderful memories of Christmas Eves filled with family & friends. There was a lot of love & laughter. Somehow, it made the season even more magical; something I hope to recreate with my own children.

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  17. I absolutely love Christmas, too! It fills my heart and warms my soul to know that Jesus Christ came and willingly gave up Heaven to live as one of us, so that He could understand how we feel and to die for our sins. I am so grateful to Him! My most precious Christmas memories are the ones we make now with the amazing gift God sent us the day after Christmas 2000. We suffered with infertility issues for 12 1/2 years, but after that time of waiting, God sent us the sweetest son, who brightens our lives and world every moment. He LOVES Christmas, and since his birthday is the day after, this is surely his favorite time of the year! God is SO faithful and He always keeps His promises...even though they are not always fulfilled as quickly as we think they should be. He promised us a son years before, but it took a long time of waiting for the promise to be fulfilled. It was worth every moment of the wait! I love coming to your blog every Wednesday. God bless you for all you do! Love, Cheryl

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  18. My favorite,is really all of them,My wonderful mother was a step-mother to 4 more for the 36 yrs of marriage with a great step-dad.I miss both so much.Kids came in my life at ages 9/13/16/17 so with her own 3 myself,Bart and Jerry.She had a handful she handled like a champ.If it wasn't for those brothers and new sister I do not know what would of happen to me.Thank the lord Mac my stepdad preach some of the bible but wasn't a super follower but he still made me question.Glad I did,
    I recently lost most family,.My hubby of 20 yrs and mom and brother Jerry all within weeks .Memories are all I have .Not sure now if Jesus is just mad at me or what and I am soo working on my faith.This depression is nothing nice ,Keep your memories ..Its all we have ..Jesus should of took me.I was more unhealthy than the rest. Sure gets lonely
    HUG your family alittle longer this year and laugh alot louder , then ,,hug'em from me

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  19. Many decades ago, my first year at college, some 500+ miles from home, a young Hawaiian girl had plans to stay in the dorm. She was some 5,000 miles from home. When I called Mom and Daddy, they said, "bring her home with you" and on Christmas morning, she had gifts under the tree. Mom and Daddy taught me how to be a Christian by example; I hope that girl, now woman, has such happy memories as I of that 1971 Christmas.

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  20. My first Christmas with my son three years ago, who was born on Dec 16 th so he was a newborn at the time.

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  21. My first Christmas with my son, three years ago, he was born on Dec. 16 th so he was a newborn at the time.

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  22. Sending a hand made Christmas card to Jesus on balloons every year to start our celebrating. We wanted to do it when we were 2 and we still do it.

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  23. I'm a procrastinator, and as I finished wrapping the last gift Christmas morning my son's musical nativity turned on by itself. What child is this, my favorite Christmas song, softly concluded my Christmas wrapping and ushered in the family celebration. It was a magical moment!

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  24. My favorite Christmas memory is piling into the car in our jammies as kids and driving around town looking at Christmas lights. I have continued the tradition with my kids.

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  25. Kindergarten age I ran to the window to get a peek of Santa disappearing in his sleigh...my first red 2 wheeler bicycle was my present hiding behind he curtains! Sweet memory for me!! ☺♥

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  26. Church service with my parents. Ah, I miss them so.

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  27. Church service with my parents. Ah, how I miss them.

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  28. My first Christmas Eve church service

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  29. Taking my kids to see the Christmas lights. Now we all pile into the SUV & take my grand daughter too!

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  30. Favorite Memory - Getting to go to my grandparents' house and exchanging presents with my 48 cousins! I love having a BIG family!

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  31. Favorite Christmas memory: Driving around looking for/at Christmas lights!!!

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  32. My fav xmas was when i was young and waking-up before my parents and shaking the presents to see what i gotten for xmas and having our family togetheir each year for xmas dinner

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  33. Christmas memories of the past, we'd all go to my Grandma's house for a big party! She'd make her almond bark covered pretzels (chocolate & white), have out her cut glass candy dishes full of candy, lots of laughter with all my family (and we have a big one too!) & lots & lots of food!! My memories aren't of the things I got, but of precious time spent with family. My grandma is gone now, she passed in August of this year, so these are especially precious to me. I think fondly of Christmas's past :)

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