Christmas Eve

Tomorrow can't get here soon enough for the little people in this house.  The big people are pretty excited too!    Brian came running out of his room this morning, hair going in every direction, screaming, "Only one more sleep until Christmas!"
This morning we made a birthday cake for Jesus, the kids are delivering cinnamon rolls to our neighbors, and then they will decorate the cookies we made for Santa.  Todd and I are trying to keep them busy so they will not drive us TOTALLY nuts.
Christmas time is here at last! 

A Christmas Prayer
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and the worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate
and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift
and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing
which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning
make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds
with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven,
for Jesus' sake.