My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Unto Us a Child is Born. . .

Merry Christmas Morn !  I had to share our little shining star, baby Will posing as baby Jesus for our manger scene.

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Isn’t that the true reason for celebrating Christmas?  Our faith and family!

The grandies acted out the Nativity while grandpa read from the book of Luke.

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Joseph was a bit camera shy.

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Isn’t Mary cute looking at Joseph?

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And the angel said unto them, “Fear not:  For behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy.”

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And there were in the same county shepherds abiding in the field.

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Keeping watch over their flock by night.  (our towel & minky covered sheep were the best we could do on short notice.)

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Baby Jesus, (Will) was so happy in his manger that we let him reside there even after the reenactment was over. 

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Blessed are the little Children!

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas day!  I have loved sharing with you this year.  It is has been so fun getting to know so many of you!  I feel so fortunate to consider you my friends!

Hugs,

Jann

11 comments:

Linda Pruitt said...

What a wonderful family tradition--I hope it is a tradition--especially with g'Pa reading the story! My hubby read the story at the Christmas Eve service from our old family Bible. Great tradition for all of the greatest story ever told! Thanks for sharing your pictures!!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like they all did a great job telling the story! Thanks for sharing it all with us.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Peg said...

Jann so fun to see this. Grandkids do the best job when telling the story of Christmas. Thanks for sharing. Will is adorable and growing so fast. Merry Christmas!

Kelley Highway said...

What an adorable tradition! I love it! I saw on another blog where they have had "Bethlehem Dinner" every Christmas Eve for 30 years! They eat what they would've eaten in Bethlehem when Jesus was born, plus everyone dresses in BC-era costumes. "Pollyanna" (Reinvents) said she tried to discontinue it because the kids were all grown but they said no.

What memories you've all made with the focus placed on the true meaning of Christmas!

Merry and bright,
Kelley~

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a wonderful tradition for your grands to act out the Nativity! And baby Will was an adorable Baby Jesus.
Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas Day.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
What a beautiful Family Tradition! The grands look marvelous in each of their roles. Baby Jesus (Will) is adorable, what a great memory to cherish of him!
Enjoy your lovely family...you must be so proud of them all!
All the Best,
Christine

xinex said...

Your little actor is such a cutie!...Christine

Debra said...

This is so cute. I started smiling and chuckling at the beginning of the post and stayed that way.

How sweet. How adorable. Love it!

Rose L said...

Such a wonderful idea! I hope it will be a tradition!

tibby said...

All so cute!!
I love how you managed the sheep thing ;-)
Happy days and new year
XOXO,
CRIS

Shannon Fox said...

What a wonderful tradition! There are not enough of those anymore it seems? They sure are all a bundle of CUTE!

Merry Christmas :)