Monday, December 24, 2007

Top 10 things you'd do if you celebrated a Traditional Christmas with the McVays
(remember there's a writers strike on so this may not be very good....)

10.Say "Merry Christmas!" really loudly with great joy to everyone within 100 feet!

9. Listen only to Christmas music from the day after Thanksgiving until December 26th!

8. Watch little Pearsy turn into the cutest little "bugger" (literally she drips for about a week) with her constant Asthma flare ups as the weather goes crazy on the poor girl. Check Parker every few minutes to make sure the Christmas tree, dog, ornaments, grass, air, clouds, sky...aren't giving her hives. Because no matter how swollen the kid is under her clothes she's a ball of joy on the outside! Watch Peyton prepare her tell her Dollys that it's Jesus's birthday yet still prepare the dollys for Santa's arrival (she hasn't told them the truth yet).

7. Get less gifts to each other so we can give more gifts to others![each of our our kids gets one gift (a $10 gift and then they all get to share 2 family gifts!)
Voice of the Martyrs:

6. I Know if I need Wayne on the 24th to just call Wal-Mart. (Say Hi to the poor man if you see him at the Mall or Wal-Mart!)

5. Have fun & comfy traditions (we are like the Hendricks but I've never washed the PJ's ahead of time until this year after reading Heather's blog about how great new washed PJ's are so I broke down this year and washed them for everyone! Anyways...). We exchange PJ's every year and drink hot chocolate on Christmas Eve. BONUS: Write them down and pass them on to your kids in a handmade Family Traditions and Cookbook at their wedding!

4. Read A Christmas Carol by Dickens every year and talk about redemption!

3. Serve the same food (unless it turns out yucky then we chunk it off the menu!). BONUS: Keep your recipes so you can pass them on to your children on their wedding days! You could hand them a handmade Family Traditions and Cookbook! But Mom, don't forget to leave plenty of blank pages for their families new memories!

2. Read Luke 2: Read a verse a day of Luke 2 starting December 5th and see if the kids can memorize the story by the end. (so on day 1 you read verse 1, day 2 you read verse 1 & 2, Day 3 you read verse 1-3 and so on....)

1. Rejoice & remember as James 1:17 tells us: "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

Merry Christmas.....and a Blessed New Year!
With Love,
The McVays

Well, I'm gonna go read Heather's Christmas blog...

P.S. you can check out McVay and Tipton Superstars and see them before they get big on KBTX at the following link:
You can go to the above link to see Peyton & Parker McVay and Joshua and Karina Tipton perform on KBTX in the PGM (Part of the Greater Multitude) Choir.

1 comment:

Kathryn, Michael and Alex said...

Merry Christmas McVays!!!

Kathryn, Michael and Alex

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