7 Quick Takes Vol 11

Another week has gone by... and it's time to join Jen for another edition of 7QT.

Our parish priest, Fr. Guy had a nice summary of 7 types of presents we give or receive this Christmas and how we can think of Christ as we give/receive these gifts.

Thought I would share here.

Bread - Christ the bread of life....
We received tons of food as presents for Christmas. Thank you aunts and uncles of the Bay Area for the See's chocolates and peanut brittle and  Goldilocks hopia, mamon and ensaymada.... Yummm. I don't really wanna gain any more weight this break.

Bath and Body -  1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2
I did receive a perfume this Christmas to replace my almost empty bottle of CoCo Chanel Mademoiselle.
And thank you NateDogg for my bottles of lotion and cream. I think the dinosaurs are going to come back and I still have lotion in my closet. I still have the ones you got me from last Christmas and on my birthday.... {I am not complaining. I love receiving lotion}

Clothing - Our Christ Lord came in to this world, as a second Person in the Trinity as a human, as a baby. He also needed clothing like we do.
Hubs received ties and work shirts from essentially every member of the family! {ask and you will receive}
Lola got Daniel some long sleeved shirts which were thrown promptly to the side, as they weren't toys....  {Silly Daniel}
Isabel received cute outfits from us, her Ninang Sheila {GodMom} and from my Mother-in-law.

Jewelry - gold, frankincense and myrrh offered to the baby King by the Three Magi.
Thanks mom for the fashion earrings you got me.... I know the perfect celebration to wear them --- New Year's Eve party!

Electronics - how could electronics possibly make us think of Christ? 2000 Years ago, there were no iPads, iPhones etc. Fr. Guy said: electronics are used for communications. Prayer is a way of communication.
Daniel received a kiddy-version digital camera from my mom.
I received an iPAD for Christmas.
We are spoiled..........................

Also thanks sister for the kids' DVD. We will have the songs memorized soon.

Car - They are use for transport. Jesus is our way to the Father.
Nobody in the family received a new car this Christmas.
Except for my son! He received bumblebee!!! Thank you Lola.
My in-laws also got him a Cars 2 playset.
Grandparents are UH-MAY-ZING!

***and side note. Dr. D here had to work during the Indiana Blizzard 2012. Thank you guardian angels for keeping the roads safe.

Toys - Jesus is the best Christmas Gift ever. And for kids, toys make the bulk of Christmas presents. Hopefully our kids' toys will remind us to be child-like in our faith.
We finally have a Wii! and it's the original Wii. Thank you to my brother in law who gave us his.
My daughter received a picnic basket. She was hungry and started eating the toy crackers and fruit. Poor baby was so annoyed, she threw them on the floor. She received Hello Kitty Bath toys, Hello Kitty plush toy. But she still prefers the boy toys! they are just so much cooler than HK.

Little D received Ironman mask, Iron Man action figures, Spiderman Bath toys, Iron Man and Wolverine figurines.

Just seeing all the toys my kids received; got me so excited for them. Thank you, thank you, thank you family and friends! My kids are loved!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Matt Overton Tweeted this: The best thing about Christmas is _______________.
I retweeted: Spending time with family.

Would you agree?

It's not the toys.... not the electronics.... not the gifts.... It's FAMILIA.

Families are God's gift to us.

Happy Friday y'all!

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