Christmas was great this year. It was great being with family & opening presents. I love that Christmas is a time of giving & we all felt that this year. The girls were even able to buy some things for siblings/family which made the day extra special for them.
In our house we give the kids 3 gifts each: something they want, something they need, & something spiritual. The true meaning of Christmas (the birth of Jesus Christ) is the most important thing about Christmas & he received 3 gifts: gold, frankincense, & myrrh. My kids receive the same amount of gifts from us that Christ received for his birth. Of course they get plenty from grandparents, aunts & uncles, & friends. But I like sticking to the 3 from us.
There were TONS of presents this year from family in UT & family away. Thank you EVERYONE for all of your wonderful & thoughtful gifts. I would have a bazillion pics on here if I showed every picture I took, so I just randomly picked some cute ones of the kids smiling. But we are grateful for EVERYTHING we received.
|Yup, Lo got a skateboard. . . let the blood|
& broken bones begin. ha ha ha.
|Bladen is obsessed with Iron Man right now too.|
|Meow! I'm a kitty.|
|My big surprise from Trekkie was a new viola to replace|
the one the movers broke in Germany. I love him to death
for thinking of something that would bring me SO MUCH JOY.
|I gave each of the girls CTR rings as their spiritual|
gifts this year.
|Lo's CTR ring|
|Taya's pile of Christmas goodness|
|Bladen's treasure trove|
|Cadence's exciting jewels|
|Lo's pile of fun|
|My gifts. Trek did awesome this year: a viola, a|
HUGE case of Gutermann thread (from Germany),
& a pillow (much needed). I also got some fun things
|Trek's pile of tools . . . and & mean PILE OF TOOLS. He's|
SO excited to make something with all his new toys.