Friday, December 19, 2008

I'll be home for Christmas . . .

Well, the long-awaited day is here. We're heading to Colorado today to see my parents! Monica and her family will be joining us in a couple days, and I'm very excited to all be together. When you read this, would you please say a little prayer for traveling mercies? Thank you so much. If you'd like to hear one of our family's favorite Christmas songs, inspired by our beloved state, you can listen here.I also want to wish Nathan a happy birthday, as he turns 2 tomorrow. This photo is so him--full of energy and mischief, just like his daddy. Look at that spark in his eye! =) We love you, Nathan, and we take joy in watching you grow and learn.

Merry Christmas, everyone!
"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!" 2 Corinthians 9:15

23 comments:

mom said...

Happy, happy birthday, Nathan! We are so happy that we will get to spend your birthday together!

You are all in our prayers today as you travel -- can't wait to see you and celebrate a Colorado Christmas! Love, Grammie

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

What a cute picture! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

Merry Christmas!

Mary Ann said...

Enjoyed the song. Praying for a wonderful time with your family and safe travel. Happy birthday, Nathan. He is a cutie!

Merry Christmas!

Ginger said...

God bless!

Anonymous said...

Yea for Nathan turning 2! Wish we could be there to celebrate with you. Have so much fun with your family - please tell them we say hi!

Merry Christmas, friend! -Sara & Co.

Hayley said...

Carrie,
Hard to believe Nathan is 2!! They grow so fast! I will pray for safe travel, and I pray that God will richly bless your time with all of you together. Say hello to everyone! Merry Christmas!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Nathan! Your in our thoughts and prayers as you travel. Have a great time visiting with your family. What a great way to Celebrate Christmas.

Katie said...

Dear Carrie,

I will be praying for a safe *and comfortable* journey for your family and for Monica's! :-) I hope the weather cooperates...we are supposed to get a bunch of snow here this weekend. Also, I hope you get to stop periodically (when I traveled on a 10 hour trip while pregnant...my ankles swelled quite a bit...) Please wish your family a very blessed and Merry Christmas from me! Nathan is simply adorable! Happy 2nd Birthday to him!

Special Christmas Blessings,
Katie

James 1:17 :-)

Abbey said...

As someone who often needs traveling mercy myself, we'll definitely be praying for you here! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas with your family. I'm so glad you all can be together. And Happy Birthday to Nathan too!

Jada said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, and prayers for safe travels will be offered! My birthday is tomorrow, too! I am a little older than 2, though! hehe

Blessings,
~Jada

Wendi said...

Enjoyed the picture of your cute little man!

Wishing you a safe journey, wonderful time with your family and very Merry Christmas!

Hestermania! said...

Happy birthday, Nathan! My daughter's 2nd birthday is today ;)

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Linds said...

Have a great Christmas and a safe trip Carrie!

Happy Birthday to Nathan!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Nathan.
Your card and gift will be arriving with The Wilkinson's.

I've been praying off & on all day today for your safe trip. I'll be anxious to hear.

Have a WONDERFUL visit & Christmas celebration.

I love you,

Grandma

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday to Nathan. I love the picture, he looks like a complete match of you and Eric, so cute. ;)

Familia Stilwell said...

Have a wonderful time with your family. I will be praying for you all! That is an adorable pic of your little guy! Have a Merry Christmas!

kelseylynae said...

I had made a mental note earlier this month to send a birthday card off for Nathan, and then with everything I forgot (I should have written myself a note :) We traveled back to Missouri late the 19th and are thankful for two weeks at home.

Enjoy your time in Colorado, and tell Nathan that Kelsey (Or KaKa as he used to say) says Happy Birthday!!

Emily said...

Have fun with your family! We'll miss you in Michigan. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to Nathan!

-Emily

Amy said...

I was thinking of him and his birthday as I did my birthday post. Happy birthday to Nathan! Two is a fun age. Three...watch out :)

Love to you and your family- enjoy your holiday in CO!!

Susan said...

Is it already 2 years? Unbelievable. He is so big. Have a great time in our beloved CO.

Jamie said...

Cute picture!! Have a Merry Christmas!

Nicol said...

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas. When you have a moment, head over and pick up an award!