Saturday, November 24, 2007

Calling All Cars! Jesus is Missing...Again!

A Klepto...that's what I have on my hands. Please put out an All Points Bulletin. The suspect is male and around 2 feet tall with blondish-brown hair that has been cut short (even though his MiMi hates it). He has blue eyes about the color of the know...ones you can get lost in. His eyelashes are long enough to fetch you from a mile away. And a smile that can take away all of your worries.

Now, we have 3 manger scenes throughout the Overstreet Christmas land. This one is the scene that David's mother made for us years ago. It holds a special place in my heart and the Baby Jesus in this one seems to go missing the most often.

...and it seems our home surveillance cameras got a glimpse of our perpetrator (with who seems like it could be his accomplice):

He really should work on his covert operations skills.

And then there is this scene. My best girlfriend and her husband (Matt and Becky) got this for us one year and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. it is Joseph, Jesus and Mary and they spell out JOY! Afterall, this is the greatest joy to ever come into this world.

Again...our surveillance camera doing its job...

You would think he could at least invest in a ski mask or something!

And this scene is the newest addition to our little family. Alison gave it to the kids along with a tradition that her family did when she was little. Belle has set it up in her room....

Notice a few things missing?

Yes...Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus are missing, but it is not by our perpetrator. The tradition we are now beginning with our kiddos is to put Mary and Joseph at the other end of the house. Beginning on December 1st the kids will begin moving Mary and Joesph towards "Bethlehem" (in Belle's room). They will find Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. When they wake up on Christmas Morning, they will "find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger".

Until then, Mary and Joseph wait. Doesn't she look great for being in her 9th month? I was there just 2 years ago and I don't know how she looks so calm!

Maybe this process will teach our little Klepto about forgiveness!

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