Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
December 25 - Christmas Day
We had a wonderful Christmas Day! We immediately began opening gifts, taking turns and enjoying each gift. I received some wonderful scrapbooking tools & supplies, exercise clothes & equipment, calendars, books, clothes, socks, a DVD and a Connect Four game. Robbie received collectible toys to add to his evergrowing collection, a calendar, books, clothes, socks, a Cleveland Browns apron, small tools for working on models, and Double Fifteen Dominoes. Nichole arrived around 10 o'clock, just in time for our traditional serving of pecan pie. We played quite a few games of Connect Four. Mama & Daddy arrived a little later and we all opened the gifts in our stockings. We enjoyed Christmas Dinner around 1 pm - turkey breast, ham, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, praline sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, and rolls. Then we all played dominoes, which took quite some time as we got used to the new dominoes! Nichole left around 3pm and we watched The Nativity Story movie, a great reminder of the True Reason for the Season. We played another round of dominoes before Mama & Daddy headed home, then Robbie and I watched the Dallas Cowboys game. We finished off a perfect day relaxing in front of the fireplace, thankful for all our blessings.