Amazing Christmas!

Gabrielle and all the rest of us had an amazing Christmas! Gabby loved attending the Christmas Eve service at our church. In fact she was so full of spunk that evening I had to bring her to the back of the sanctuary for a while so we didn’t disturb others. She was calling out the name of every child she saw and saying “hi” to them. Following the service she ran around with the other children and had a ball! You would have never guessed she had been “off” a few weeks earlier.

Christmas morning she received an Elmo Live doll. When Gabby opened this gift she was thrilled. She thought Elmo had literally come over to play with her. Unfortunately, Makinley was equally intrigued by the little red guy so there were a lot of tears when Gabrielle refused to share her new friend. We hid Elmo for awhile when the girls went down for their naps.

Later on in the day Uncle Russ and Aunt Nancy came over which Gabby was super excited about. If you asked her, “Whose birthday is today?” she responded, “Jesus”. She loved singing “Happy Birthday” and helping to blow out the candles.

The following day we celebrated our second Christmas when Mimi and Poppy arrived from CT. Gabby was so happy to see them! She enjoyed having countless books read to her and just being spoiled in general.

I can’t remember feeling more blessed than I did this Christmas.


  1. Laura Williams says:

    Thanks again for the update. Praising God for the gifts He gives us, like a relaxed holiday with family. What a great picture of you all. That was fun to share with the kids. They were like, I remember her and him. I miss playing with them. So maybe it is time to get together again. Much love and appreciation.

    Laura W

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