Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.


Come We Merrily on Christmas Morn

Christmas Eve was a beautiful candlelight service hosted by our church but attended by Christians and friends from several churches in the area.

Christmas morning usually begins around six for the younger ones (who aren't allowed to rouse the sleeping until 7). This year, however, parents were up before kids, and we didn't all convene in the living room until 7:45. The "littles" must be growing into "biggers"!

 Grandma and Grandpa spent the week with us, so they got to join in on the morning festivities! After we opened our stockings, Papa read to us about Christ's incarnation--His entrance into the world as fully man but wholly God.

Somehow, hats seemed to be the theme--here, everyone is wearing hats Mama bought for them in Paris!

For the afternoon, we were joined by friends for a tantalizing Christmas feast, an hour of joyous singing about Christ's birth, a devotional, and then Christmas dessert! (Mama, chef and chocolatier extrordinaire made those incredibly complicated, incredibly delicious, incredibly beautiful concoctions above.)

In the evening, more friends joined our party, and we played games into the night. How blessed we were to spend Christmas Day with each other, with Grandma and Grandpa, and with wonderful friends!


  1. Thank you for sharing the fun photos! It looks like you had a joyous (and delicious) celebration! :)

  2. Looks like you all had a simply marvelous Christmas too!! What fun photos! Thank you for sharing...

    Happy New Year! I am so blessed to know you girls!

  3. Glad you enjoyed the glimpse into our celebrations! God bless you both in 2011!

  4. so sweet! What a beautiful Christmas celebration! I love that you said "chocolatier extrordinaire"!!!! ;) Delicious! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! I hope that 2011 is an amazing year for you and yours!


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