Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Christmas Miracle

Did you all see the Steelers play the Packers today?!  Wow!  All I can say is it was a Christmas miracle!  For those of you who did not watch this nail biting game, the Steelers came back to win with like 3 seconds left on the scoreboard.  Thank you Mike Wallace for catching that pass!  The best part about the game was that Eric and I watched it with 4 die-hard Packers fans.  I mean these people are hard core.  They know all of the Packers' records, when they made the play-offs, what the scores of games were like 20 years ago!  So to watch them lose, was a little sweet for me.  I say that in a loving way.  I mean c'mon, Go Steelers!

In other news..

We are gearing up for Christmas here, like most of you out there.  I can not believe it is so soon!  I know this sounds cliche, but where did the time go?  Where did 2009 go?  Man oh man!  We are leaving after our last Christmas Eve service on Thursday to travel back to Ohio.  We should roll in around 3am.  Maybe we will see Santa while we are driving on the turnpike.  I had this "rule" that we would never travel on Christmas day once we had a kid.  Well, the last 2 years we kinda broke it, we opened our presents at home, then travelled to Ohio, but this year we are throwing it out the window. 

We will be "waking" up in Ohio with Grandma and Grandpa Ferguson to open our presents.  And all of our other family too.  Eric, Molly, and myself are the only ones that have to travel home for the holidays.  So it kind of makes more sense for us to be there on Christmas morning when everyone else is.  We will see how this year goes, and probably just take it year by year.  That's one thing about ministry.  We always have to be at church, and I am not complaining about that, just stating a fact, but we also have freedom to make our own traditions, and make special memories.  Who says you have to open presents on December 25?  Maybe we will do it on Dec. 22, or the 23.  Who knows what we will decide, but I am glad we threw my "rule" out of the window this year. 

So besides wrapping last minute presents, doing laundry, finding someone to feed the cat, work 2 days, set-up for Christmas Eve service at the movie theater, bake cupcakes for a birthday party for Jesus, maybe clean the house-depending on the time left, packing our luggage, packing the car, charging the DVD player, I will be rejoicing in our Lord's birth, giving thanks for all of the blessings in my life, and trying not to fall behind on blogs, again! 


Becca said...

I didn't watch the game but my hubby sure was happy about it! It sounds like you certainly have a lot to do before Thursday! I hope you have a safe, smooth, and fun trip!

Kristin said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Kate! Have a safe trip and take lots of pictures of precious Molly, and enjoy the time with your family. Love ya lots!

I read your comment you left about having "Jesus goosebumps".....I love that! You're so funny :D

He & Me + 3 said...

No I didn't see the Christmas miracle on TV. Bummer. I did hear that our Lions lost again...LOL
Have a great time with all your family and be safe. I hate traveling during the holidays since we had kids...we try to stay home too.

Mom Putnam said...

I hope this trip around we actually get to see each other. Do you think Jesus would mind sharing cake with me for our birthdays??? I cried this morning in prayer, wondering what my purpose was inlife and what he had in store for me since we shared such a momentous day. The new year will be alot of sould searching for me. looking forward to it.

Unknown said...

I totally missed the game. I bet it was sooo good! We were at the Festival of Lights at the Cincy Zoo.

I will see you soon!!! ;)

Verna said...

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas together!

Veronica said...

Love, love your idea to make cupcakes for Jesus' birthday!

I hope you have a wonderful time with your family this week!