Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas from Heaven

I received this from a couple different friends this week... I can't think of a better way to celebrate Christmas than with Jesus himself. Merry Christmas Madison!

Merry Christmas from Heaven

I see the countless Christmas Trees, around the world below:
With tiny lights, like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away your tears,
For I am spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs, that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.

For I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear an angel sing.

I know how much you miss me; I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not so far away, we are really not apart.

So be happy for me, everyone... you know I hold you dear,
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I send you all a special gift from my heavenly home above,
I send you each a memory of my undying love.

For after all "Love" is the gift more precious than gold,
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

So please love and help each other, as my Father said to do,
For I cannot count the blessings, or the Love he has for you.

So have a Merry Christmas, and wipe away those tears,
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I can't tell you of the splendor, or the peace here in this place,
Can you just imagine Christmas, with our Savior face to face!

I'll ask him to lift your spirit and give you a hug, as I tell him of your love,
So then pray for one another, as you lift your eyes above.

So please try to let your hearts be joyful, and let your spirits sing,

Merry Christmas!

Love Always,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


A few weeks ago we had a kind of last minute getaway to Florida with my parents. It was in celebration of Chris passing his Series 7 exam, Jonah's 4th birthday, and just to get away and enjoy some time with family. We left for the airport right after Jonah celebrated his birthday with his class at school, and the next day we went to DISNEY! Jonah absolutely LOVED seeing Mickey, Minnie, Chip & Dale, Buzz & Woody and all the other characters. Though probably the first thing he'd tell you about Disney is that his NOT favorite part of it was seeing Zurg from Toy Story, because he was shooting at us on the Buzz Lightyear ride. For the most part he loved the other rides, except for a few where it got really dark and the 3D show where he thought forks were going to hit him. The night ended with seeing Cinderella's Castle all lit up for Christmas (beautiful!!) and watching the Electrical parade.
We stayed a few more days in Orlando at a very cool condo.. they had pirate ships in the pools with slides and water cannons, and activities like painting a treasure chest and treasure hunts around the pools. We spent some days relaxing by the pool and went to Downtown Disney and checked out Christmas decorations at some of the Disney hotels in the evenings.
After a few days in Orlando we spent a week in Fort Myers Beach. Unfortunately it was quite cool when we were there (low 60's most of the time) so we didn't get to spend a whole lot of time on the beach, but we still had a great time doing some shopping, going to the Naples Zoo, and going in the pool - the pool is outside, but the water was much warmer than the air so it wasn't too bad- until we got out :) Luckily our last day was beautiful, so we spent it on the beach in the sun!
Thanks for another great vacation Mom & Dad!