It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I just love my children, and at no time of year do I bestow too many kisses and hugs as I do in the wonderful month of December.  Be warned, the beginning of this post is a bit on the braggy side, I can’t help but share how cute the kiddos have been these past few weeks.  Even now, I am procrastinating cleaning for Nana, Grundaddy and Uncle Patrick, who will arrive this afternoon from Tennessee for a weekend visit.  (So sorry if there’s dust on the blinds in your room…the blog is calling!)  In the meantime, we’ve been doing a little bit of this:

Denver Zoo Nights of Lights

Little Tuckers at Zoo Lights Denver


I have to say the lights were the biggest hit for William.  We had to chase him from animal to animal as he exclaimed at each one.  Very memorable.

We’ve also been doing a little of this:

Annual Gingerbread Decorating and Munching, 2010

And, finally, we had our church Children’s Choir Christmas Performance last night.  Martha Claire was an angel in the nativity,

Cutest little pageant ever!

And sweet Caroline had her first solo to proclaim the good news!

Tonight we have ballet observation for Martha Claire and Caroline’s school choir concert in the middle of running to the airport and finishing the shopping, as well as one class party today and another tomorrow, and to top off my total insanity, I am seriously considering throwing a neighborhood party on Christmas Eve Eve.  Yep, that’s only a week away.  I know that it is busy for everyone at this time of year, and most who read this can relate to the non-stop holiday maneuvering.  In the middle of the hustle and bustle, Richard and I sat down and I asked him if we had lost our focus on the meaning of this precious season.  Have I mentioned my husband is wise, like borderline Yoda?  Well, the mighty Tucker oracle had much great wisdom for me.  He spoke of the other day when Martha Claire told him that Jesus is the true meaning of Christmas, but also the best gift for everyday because He lives in our hearts.  The great oracle went on to explain that our children’s faith will not be built upon what we do in these 4 weeks before the Christmas celebration.  We build our faith and our children’s faith on what we do all twelve months of the year.  And, hopefully, that results in sparkle and shine in these days as we think of God, who became a man, born in a lowly stable, to earthly parents, with the intention of giving that perfect life for our sakes.  Because He loved us.  Because He loves all of us.  What a wonderful time of year.


4 thoughts on “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  1. kea mitchell says:

    Precious pictures of those sweet chickens!!! And, yes, wise Richard is (spoken in Yoda language :)) Amen!!!!!

  2. Katherine Thompson says:

    Love all the pics!! Tell sweet Caroline she has a beautiful voice!! Love you lots and miss my Mary-

  3. greerhome says:

    Love the pics. Really loved the solo. Really Really loved the reminder about the most wonderful time of the year!

  4. Damara says:

    Caroline did an awesome job! I knew she would!

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