Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Day 2012

Mama & Mary Ann

 Christmas in the Munck home. 

We have a few traditions with our gift giving. We do stockings, but we don't do Santa. We each draw names, and for the gift we fill that persons stocking. It's always fun to see what each person gets in their stocking...and what won't fit ;) We also have a tradition of opening presents in our pajamas/cozy clothes. You may notice we don't look as though we just woke up, we didn't because we first have to go tend to the boarding dog at the store. So, our Christmas morning we get cleaned up, go feed-water-walk dogs, then we come home and get back into our pajamas or cozy clothes eat breakfast and then open presents.

Wesley & Stephen

William &  Rebekah
Stephen & Mama

James & Daddy

Jonathan & Amanda

Elizabeth & Madison

Ruth Ella & Wesley

Daddy & William

All of these gifts can be here today and gone tomorrow. The best and most important gift in Jesus, who came to free us from our sins and give us eternal life.

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6


Kelly said...

LOVE all the pictures... what fun memories !!!! The one of Amanda and Jonathan is just priceless !! So glad ya'll had a wonderful holiday season. I sure do miss your smiling face :)

Lynda said...

Everyone looks very happy but Jonathan is glowing with happiness. It shines out his eyes!

Laura said...

What wonderful pictures!

Anonymous said...

I see a couple of the boys received copies of The Brick Bible. A quick search on Google and Amazon revealed many bad reviews from parents citing the illustrations as crude & inappropriate for children, and that the book's author is an atheist with an agenda. Even Sam's Club banned the book because of such complaints. I don't mean to meddle--just to share. God bless!

The Munck Family said...
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The Munck Family said...


Interesting, maybe we should look into the author's closer next time. We haven't started reading them, and were planning on it when we get back into our school schedule, looks like we'll be looking over them better before we do that.
Thanks so much!

The Munck Family said...


Thought I would update on what our findings are of the book. We decided to just sit and read the books to determine for ourselves if we thought they were OK for our children. As far as the pictures go, they were well lacking in a few areas. What we found was the stories for the most part did have the biblical base, but the where very OFF on some key the 10 commandments, and so on!

So, in a nut shell, the books are now no longer in our home. Sad because the idea behind them was good. But not near as sad as the many book stores (Christian & secular) that we saw at Christmas selling them. Once again thanks for the heads up. Glad we read through them before we started them with our school schedule. My thought was these would be great for our ones who don't care to read but love Legos.