We had an excellent Christmas this year. I can't believe we are already in the throws of January! Last year flew by. It seems like the older I get, the faster the years go by. Anyway...we woke up Christmas morning by the sound of pitter patter of little feet around 7:30. Santa actually came! We were worried since the kids had been kinda naughty. But apparently he is a forgiving Santa. So we opened presents, ate a delicious and "healthy" breakfast of cinnamon rolls and breakfast crescent braid, and got ready for church. I have to say, I really enjoyed having Christmas on a Sunday this year. I remember growing up, I loathed it because like all kids, all I wanted to do was play with my new toys all day. But what a perfect way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Our Savior and His birth. I am so thankful for Him and his birth. I am so thankful for the Atonement and His redeeming grace. He gives me strength in my life and I would be lost without Him and my Heavenly Father. I know that if I am ever lost or in need of comfort, I can get on my knees and feel of His love and strength. He knows and loves each and every one of us and is constantly lifting and supporting us through life. Again, I am so thankful for my Savior.
A few pictures from the day (someday I'll figure out how to get video downloaded. We have some funny moments of the kids).
|Green Goblin. I need to put up the video of Troy saying "green goblin." It's super funny.|
|Setting up one of Troy's new racetracks. He got two this year.|
|Breakfast! I did overnight cinnamon rolls this year. They were so easy!|
|Erik did a photo-op of the kids before church while I got stuff ready for the Christmas program.|
|Out of a hundred pictures or so, we still weren't able to get a good one of all three in their Christmas outfits! Stinkers.|
|Savannah was DONE! lol|
|Again, really? These are the best pictures we could get?! lol|