Monday, December 20, 2010

Sweet Rolls, Luke 2, and Wide-Eyed Boys

My brother and I memorized Luke 2 when we were little
and would recite it on the Eve of Christmas each year.
It's amazing how Scripture will stick in your heart forever after memorizing it.

This story that marks our years
around the world
tucks comfort into my spirit.

amazing photo print from bppdesign.

Verses that are highlighted in my heart:

"And the glory of the Lord shone round about them."

"I bring you good tidings of great joy"

"For unto you is born this day...a Savior which is Christ the Lord."

"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly hosts, praising God and saying Glory to God in the highest...and on earth peace, goodwill toward men."

Titus colored a picture and designed this Popsicle stick Christmas star all by himself which made me smile!

"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy."

I am finishing up last minute holiday tasks that Mamas do:

prep cooking, placing bows on pretty packages, folding Christmas outfits, cleaning our home sweet home, giving out quick hugs to giddy little boys, stacking up Christmas books to read, rushing around on the 23rd, so I can enjoy the 24th and 25th with family. Do I have time for a pedicure??

Last minute shopping...

<3 this image from Google image search

Tying ribbons on presents...

Finishing up last minute holiday baking...

Our traditional Christmas Morning Sweet Rolls...

And our traditional homemade dinner crescent rolls...

The boys can hardly sleep each night with only a couple days left to count down...

Their favorite Christmas song, which will be played as they fall asleep on Christmas Eve to lullaby them to sleep...

Old Toy Trains
Old toy trains, little toy tracks

Little toy drums coming from a sack

Carried by a man dressed in white and red

Little boy, don't you think it's time you were in bed?

Close your eyes

Listen to the skies

All is calm, all is well

Soon you'll hear Kris Kringle and the jingle bells

Bringin' old toy trains, little toy tracks

Little toy drums coming from a sack

Carried by a man dressed in white and red

Little boy, don't you think
it's time you were in bed?

May your Christmas Weekend be Merry and Bright.

Be Blessed.
"Remember Christ our Savior was born this Christmas Day"

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austinlivingstons said...

What is your recipe for sweet rolls? Our neighbor made them for us every year growing up. I now need to find a recipe so I can carry on the tradition.

Kathleen Grace said...

I have been reading in Luke this week just to remind my heart of all the wonderful details of our saviours birth:>) Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family Lisa! Having wide eyed children to anticipate the fun makes Christmas the most joyful day of the year!

Leah said...

what an entirely sweet entry. :)

Red Couch Recipes said...

I suggested to my daughter, 10, to memorize this! I hope she does by Christmas Eve where we will read it and have the kids play Christmas hymns on the piano and their instruments. Luke 2 is so beatiful and yet so simple. Joni

Kim -today's creative blog said...

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Becca said...

You never cease to amaze me, Lisa!

Holly Lefevre said...

Every time I read a post of your I feel like I am transported to a magical place. Your joy, beauty, and love for your family and life shine through so brightly. Enjoy every moment this Christmas with your sweet family.

mama hall said...

Merry Christmas Lisa! I pray you and your family have a joyous holiday celebrating our Savior's birth! May the moments you enjoy now create memories to last a lifetime. xo

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria said...

My son is bouncing off the walls! It's so fun how children are so filled with the enchantment of Christmas...ah to have that innocence again!

Merry Christmas, Lisa! I hope Santa is extra good to you and your family this year! ;)


Nancy said...

I'm making cinnamon rolls today too to pass out to neighbors =) I think that is such an awesome idea to memorize Luke 2! I'm going to try and do it and then start that tradition with my kids. Thanks! As always you are awesome!

Sue said...

What a truly, beautiful Christmas spirit you are providing for your family! Such a cozy and warm home:)

Kelly Miller said...

Love this post -- and you. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family.

Miller Racing Family said...

The sweet rolls look wonderful. Your little guys creation is so precious, I love the star.
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, you adorable one, you! I loved this post. Lisa, may you and your sweet family have the most glorious of Christmases!

Love you...


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

do you and your brother still recite luke 2 every year?