...............The Hellwig Family

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Posted by Gabrielle

"O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here, 
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!"

"Joy to the world! the Lord is come; Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heav'n and nature sing,
And heav'n and nature sing,
And heav'n, and heav'n and nature sing."

"Come, Thou long expected Jesus,
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us;
Let us find our rest in Thee."

"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus,
for He will save His people from their sins."  ~Matthew 1: 21

"O little town of Bethlehem, 
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth 
The everlasting Light; 
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight."

"Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;
for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." ~Luke 2: 10-11

"When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy." ~Matthew 2: 10

"I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Sneak Peak of our Christmas Portraits

Posted by Gabrielle

Yesterday morning was warm and cloudy and perfect outside for pictures, so we all dressed up and headed out to the backyard for Christmas pictures. Some like last year, were a little reluctant to smile at first, but some new funny songs we recently listened to did the trick.

Enjoy! The official pictures coming soon...

The Guys

The Gals

Someone was reluctant to smile at first...

Mommy told him to open his eyes nice and wide, and this is what I got!

One of my beautiful, and oh so very photogenic sisters

Thursday, December 15, 2011