Fun in the park and presents and food and games and family... these are a few of my favorite things... concerts and sunny days and Star Wars and Lord of the Rings these are a few of my favorite things!
It's been a fun time relaxing with family and the great weather has made for some great times out and about with the kids. We had a great time with the older Gebauers on Wednesday evening doing our Secret Santa, that was nice to get conversation flowing that didn't get interrupted with kids running through randomly! Then on Thursday I did Christmas with my side of the family and on Christmas day we did it with Diane's. We know how to party... keep it going all week... after all it's a pretty important Birthday!
Another fun thing we have been doing is watching all the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings movies. It's been nice having people over and diving back into the Tolkien universe a bit, for some reason it just feels like Christmas :). Another fun movie experience was Star Wars! My present to some of the brothers was a ticket and a ride to see the motion picture event of the holiday season. It was great... my parents came along also and we all had a splendid time!
It's been great also sneaking in moments where it's just Diane and the kids and then just Diane and myself. The hustle and bustle is fun... but tiring and it's great to find myself alone with my wife and a good cup of coffee or some such and an opportunity to reflect!
I wonder if Jesus was my secret Santa what I would get Him and what I would ask for... I've already given Him my life and He started it by first giving His for me. What more can you do? It just got me thinking about the perfect birthday present... literally what do you get for the guy who has it all? Time, that's the gift, relationship... just sitting and being with and enjoying Him. It's hard to take the time when everything else demands your attention... that's why I think it's such a great gift... it shows how much he means to me. I know that is something I really want from him at this point... He's already given me the Holy Spirit and that gift just keeps on giving :). God is so good... Happy Birthday Jesus you are the best, and I really mean that!
I hope your Christmas was amazing and your new year is just as fantastic! Thanks for being a part of what I'm doing... for your prayers and support, I couldn't do this with out you and I'm so grateful to you for making it possible to chase after these wonderful MK's and love them as best I can!
If you are having any trouble switching your support over please let me know. Here is what I've written so far about making the transition (Transition and How to give) and I'm happy to provide any further information that I can to help make this a smooth transition for you. Thanks for sticking with me through this.
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The other way to donate to my ministry is via check. If you write a check to "Holy Cross Lutheran Church" and put "Caleb Robbins Ministry" in the memo line it will get deposited into my ministry account.
The address is:
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
4400 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76016
Diane is my beautiful wife and the mother of my precious children Creed 8, Asher 6, Liam 4, Echo already in heaven, Bella 1, and Serenity... yeah we are having another girl :)
Fun at the Park on Saturday!
Star Wars with Ethan and Matthew and my Parents :)
Christmas Day over at the Gebauers :)
Random fun with the kids and Diane :)
My Dad reading Holy and Ivy to my kids on Christmas Eve! A precious moment for sure!
Christmas presents with the older Gebauer crew.
Enjoying the beautiful Texas weather :)! Leaves!!!
Watching Hobbit/Lord of the Rings with Friends!
Creed and Asher's school Christmas Concert :)
|My amazing new haircut :)|