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A CHRISTmas Thought

CHRISTmas 2008 is now past and we are currently in that awkward “in-between” time of CHRISTmas and New Year’s eve. The Holy-day season is not over, yet it doesn’t feel quite right to continue to listen to CHRISTmas music. Our family is still trying to hang on to the spirit of the season as we began a new family tradition.

Starting this year, our family will watch A CHRISTmas Carol at least once during the CHRISTmas season. I’m partial to the 1984 version with George C. Scott.
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Our two oldest kids are six and seven so we had to answer a bunch of questions about the story.

Are the ghosts good or bad?”
“Why is the ‘first spirit’ really the second one to appear?”
“How were those two kids underneath the robe of the second spirit really the kids of Mr. Scrooge?”
“Was tiny Tim a Christian?”
“Do we have any more popcorn left?”
“How heavy were those chains?”
“How can Mr. Scrooge see his body under the covers if he is already in his body?”

As the kids get older, I’m sure the questions will become more profound.

I was reminded this morning through a YouTube video that we are to keep the spirit of CHRISTmas in our hearts all through the year. The following video is a very neat little way to get people to think about what is inside of them. Enjoy the video and remember to let the spirit of the Holy-days continue to influence your life all through the year.

Happy 6th Birthday!

Happy birthday son! Our little boy is already six years old! We had a great day on the 21st as Mommy “built” a special birthday cake for our son. Becky lets the kids pick a cake out of a cake book that they would like her to make. Our son wanted a castle cake so Becky “built” it for him. Since the castle is green, we pretended that Shrek lived there and we ate his house.
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Walker Family Pictures 2008

As is our custom, we had our annual family pictures taken recently. This is a bit late in the year for us, but we wanted to wait a few months and make sure that our youngest child could be a little more responsive. We use to take the pictures at Sears, but we switched to Portrait Innovations last year. I absolutely LOVE the idea of getting a CD of every single picture that was taken during our session. The following is a small sampling of the 82 pictures that we taken.

Big Smilin’ Boy!

Our new-born son is beginning to smile. Here is one of his first.
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Homecoming For Baby Walker

We’re finally home! Now we just need to find a routine.