Well, Christmas 2007 is behind us already--although I thank God that we never have to stop celebrating Christ's incarnation! Christmas week was full and rich for the Wilcoxes. Unfortunately, I got far fewer pictures than I had hoped, and the ones I did get are not all that I could desire. (Christmas with Miss Perpetual Motion didn't lend itself to great still shots.) But in my next few posts, I'll share what we did get, along with a few short stories about our festivities.
On Christmas Eve--or was it Christmas Eve Eve?--we got out Meg's small collection of Christmas tree ornaments and helped her to hang them on William Howard's generous branches. Here she reaches to place a little glass block in just the right spot:
The block and these shoes are both pieces of a "Baby's First Christmas" set given to Meg by my Aunt Heidi on December 25, 2005, when Megger was just three weeks old.
Matthew participated in this little ceremony by reclining on the couch and sucking his fist.
I took this last shot through tears as Dave read Meg the inscription on the box of one very special ornament--the one given to her on her first birthday by Margie, my late grandmother, whose name Meg bears. In a hand made shaky by a long fight with cancer, Margie wrote: "For Meg--Margaret Lauren Wilcox--12/4/2006. With all my love to my precious great granddaughter, Margaret E. Helms."