Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Celebrating Jesus

May Jesus be the center of our lives.

(Just a note: I don't know what I did to these pictures above to make them stick together as one merged image, but oh well, it turned out to look like a cross!)

Makana received a Samantha (American Girl) doll from our friends a few months back b/c they thought she'd play with her more than they would. She loves Samantha, especially that in the stories of Samantha, the girl is kind to those less fortunate. Makana plays "orphanage" with her dolls, emulating Samantha's love for those sometimes forgotten by society. Our prayer is that she keeps that heart for the orphans, just as God commands us to do.

After Christmas Day service

(We have lots more pictures, and I'll try to post some of them, but that's a glimpse into our celebration. We also partnered with our friends to have a cookie decorating party for some less fortunate children who wouldn't be with their parents at Christmas. It was great to focus on others!)


alwaysjoyfuldejs said...

Monica, I added your blog to my reader. I LOVED your Christmas card pic! Thanks for updating. P.S. We're planning a move to Maryland this summer for Hunter to work at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. It will be the farthest north I've ever lived (not counting overseas).

Jenny Girl said...

Your mom is so cute :)

monchan :) said...

That's exciting, Leslie! Hope your move goes well. Jenn: She thinks you're cute, too! :)