Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

If you hear thunder, and the world suddenly stops spinning on its axis, it is because I may enter a church today. Meazi wants to go to the children's Christmas Eve mass at her school's church. I said, "Your father probably won't come with us Meazi." She turned to him and asked him why. He told her because he wasn't Catholic. I told her that I wasn't either, but that I'd take her if she still wanted to go. She said, "Mom I do want to go. I'm Catholic."

We are going to need stronger rubber bands. See the picture above? He hair always pops out of those big puffs. She was at a school mass and one just exploded. Think we'll probably go with the big, combed out Afro that Meazi calls her, "Freedom hair."

Meazi saw Santa in Santa Fe. She asked him for a pink Princessa Bike. He asked her if she needed training wheels or not. She said she did.

Melese seems very excited about Santa.

He told us that he would like Santa to bring him a cookie, and a chocolate. (Dear Santa, that is my list too). Melese is excited about the reindeer. He also sang Jingle Bells in the car last night as we drove around looking at lights.

We made a Christmas card. My mom said we never, ever, look like we do in the picture. (Steven is wearing a suitcase, and I may actually have make-up on). It was our re-adoption day. It seems to be the only day of the year that we managed to get a picture of the four of us together. (Thanks Aunt Kate).
 These are the photos we did NOT use to make a Holiday card. My friend Deb gave me a hard time because we didn't include the Ted on our card. Deb, dogs are not allowed on the beach!

Today is Christmas Eve, and again I am overwhelmed with gratitude and love. I feel incredibly lucky to be a mother to these two.

They are the epitome of 'comfort and joy'.

Peace be with you, (and also with you-Hey! I remember this! Maybe Meazi won't be too embarrassed to have me next to her in that pew this afternoon!)

Have a very Merry Christmas.

I love you people.


  1. Anna loves the freedom hair style-mostly because it reminds her of Meazi!

    Anna's thick hair has broken a lot of bands too. Now we double-up on bands; if one pops, which is quite often, at least another one is in place.

    And a very merry Christmas to you!

  2. There may be thunder out here on the East Coast as well - I am thinking of taking Elfe to Christmas mass tomorrow, something I never thought I'd do! Of course, it would mean having to get out of the house before 10AM, so we might all be safe after all...

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  3. I always joke that the lights will probably dim if I walked into a church.

    I loved your Christmas card. Ugly cry again, thank you very much, woman.

    Merry Christmas to all of you, including the dog!


  4. And peace be with you....

    PS- I dig Freedom Hair.

  5. Love and joy to you, sweet family.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family. We think of you often out here in MA.

  7. Merry Christmas!!!

    Warm Hugs,

    Christy and Eli

  8. Merry Christmas to you all! And...there is NO rule about being Catholic to go to Mass. The Mass is for all (not communion, but you can go up and get a blessing, which is still awfully nice...cross your arms across your chest and they will bless over your head, I find it lovely).
    The Mass Meazie wants to go to is the Childrens Vigil Mass...always a little wild and noisy and crazy and wonderful w/ kiddies all decked out. Sweetness and hyped kids all rolled together. Go. Enjoy. Soak it in. No one knows, cares, or is looking on who comes to church...especially THIS it's for the kids.
    Merry Merry Christmas.
    Beautifulness, you and your family.

  9. Love and Peace all around. Hope 2011 is magic for your entire family!

  10. The things we will do for our children! Merry Christmas to you guys!

  11. Merry Christmas one day late! I had to laugh when I saw your photos because in the family photos that our social worker took for our first post adoption report, our daughter either has her tongue out or her mouth wide open. Oh, yes, and there's also our favorite, "I am looking glum because I do not want you to take my picture" pose. So glad it's not just our family that ends up with funny faces in most of the photos.

  12. "Comfort and Joy" indeed! Lots of love to you all. Merry Christmas!!