Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I used to love waking up Christmas morning and seeing all the presents under the tree...ahhh, childhood! Having kids kind of brings back those feelings. I love seeing my kids opening their presents with so much joy on their face. It makes my day!
This year Gabriel was more into it then Brooke, she actually got tired of opening presents....silly girl! Gabriel wanted more and more, so we had him open some of Brooke's because she was being a poor sport about it all, she just wanted to get to the playing.
This year Brooke got presents from this 2 year old girl from my moms ward who died tragically. Her mom just wanted to get rid of her toys, so she knew I had a 2 year old girl and gave them to my mom to give to me....very nice of her! So, now Brooke has a Dora the Explorer car and some other girly stuff :)
It was a great Christmas, with great memories! Like me...not cooking dinner on time so we didn't have home made dinner rolls (I had the flu pretty badly a few days before, so I was just getting over it), needless to say, our dinner was simple :)
I can't wait until next year, when Matthew will have a solid job, and we can get things for the kids and for other people! I love giving presents, that's the best part!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I'm so excited about Christmas I'm about to explode. Though I will never forget why we celebrate Christmas.
I'm so grateful for the ultimate gift He gave us, suffering for our sins. Something no man can nor will ever be able to do to this day. That is something I will always be grateful for! I think of Mary and Joseph and having to raise Jesus, it must have been an amazing thing to witness. I wonder if he ever went through the terrible 2's of if he talked from an early age. All I know, is that I'm grateful everyday that I can turn to him in prayer and ask for forgiveness and know I'm on the right track to a happy eternity with my wonderful family.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Christmas time if my favorite time of the year! It's definitely a time of giving! A time to be Thankful and a time to think of what Christmas is really about. It's not about presents! It's about our Savior Jesus Christ :) I'm so thankful for him in my life! I'm so thankful for knowing him...truly knowing him. I wouldn't be where I am in life right now without him and his Church by my side.