Merry Christmas

Filed under:expectantly, family, holidays — posted by Sonja on December 22, 2007 @ 7:25 pm

The ubiquitous “they” say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So, this is high flattery for Mak, my Colorado friend who is the originator of this stunning idea … a digital Christmas card posted on one’s blog. Or that’s where I originally saw it. I am going to attempt to send out tangible Christmas cards as well this year (made on my Mac) and here is what is written inside:

LightGirl plays hockey, LightBoy plays hockey, Sonja manages LightGirl’s team, LightHusband takes pictures and drives. Yep. We’re a hockey family. Hockey, hockey, hockey. Broken up by the occasional trip to Colorado, Vermont and yes, our 20th wedding anniversary in August. There were a knee injury (LightGirl) and a pancreatitis attack (Sonja) to keep things lively, but we are otherwise healthy, happy and enjoying the holidays with family (Thanksgiving with the Andrews and Christmas with the Naylors).

Click on the image for a larger representation …

Christmas Card

I am blessed to “know” so many of you through the virtual world of the blogosphere. I have grown through writing and reading all of you as well. May the coming year be one in which you experience the Kingdom’s grace in unexpected places. Peace and Blessings to your home during the holiday season.



  1. Oh my word Sonja, that poem is beautiful…did you write that? Merry Christmas to you guys.

    Comment by Erin — December 22, 2007 @ 8:13 pm

  2. Oh … oops … I should have given credit for that.

    It’s from the Celtic Book of Daily Prayer. I sooo cannot write poetry like that!!! It’s a benediction that I just really love.

    Comment by Sonja — December 22, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

  3. Merry Christmas, Sis! One of the highlights for me of this past year has been getting to know you via your blog. You are a blessing to all of us who have the privilege of reading you.

    Comment by Bill Kinnon — December 22, 2007 @ 9:52 pm

  4. Merry Christmas, Sonja! I have so enjoyed reading your blog this year. Thanks.

    Comment by Maria — December 22, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

  5. Merry Christmas. Thanks for sharing the letter and picture.

    Comment by Julie Clawson — December 23, 2007 @ 12:07 am

  6. Nice looking family. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Lori — December 23, 2007 @ 12:14 am

  7. If that’s your husband in the photo, he looks like Rick Warren (with maybe a little less hair). Does Warren have a second family on the side? Gives a whole new meaning to purpose-driven!

    Comment by Pistol Pete — December 23, 2007 @ 5:12 am

  8. My son looks like Rick Warren. And I’ve never seen them both in the same room.
    Happy Holidays!

    Comment by Cathy — December 23, 2007 @ 9:35 am

  9. wishing you all a wonderful christmas!

    Comment by Paul — December 23, 2007 @ 11:54 am

  10. Sonja ~ Merry Christmas. I am glad that you are part of my newfound online community!

    Comment by glenn — December 23, 2007 @ 12:03 pm

  11. LOVELY!

    Comment by Makeesha Fisher — December 24, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

  12. Merry Christmas to the Andrews as well!!!

    Comment by Ken — December 24, 2007 @ 1:02 pm

  13. Merry Christmas!

    Comment by kievasfargo — December 24, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

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