Saturday, December 31, 2011
In order to allow ourselves nuclear family time, we decided on brunch. It was YUMMY! Thanks, Sis! The kids were besides themselves with excitement to open presents. We had such a great time. I wish I would have taken a picture of the beautiful table that S set up or the kids all sitting calmly for a picture (hmmm....did that ever happen?), but, instead I have pictures of these kids and opening their presents. Still super cute!
The kids were not certain they wanted a live tree. There was a lot of talk of our fake tree being "tradition" and that they didn't want to change anything.
Not so when we finally got there. They were all excited to get the tree.
This picture was taken Christmas Eve. Aren't these three so handsome/beautiful? I am a proud mama. We missed A this year and we are ready to get on the same holiday schedule with her.
Some unexpected perks to having a live tree: set up was tons easier, clean-up was easier-we did have a lot of needles to pick up, but no taking apart the tree branch by branch, it smelled great, and it looked great. I loved it, loved it, loved it!
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
As we did all this travel and spent all this time with family, I was reminded yet again how important family is. There is NOTHING more important. Well, our Savior, Jesus Christ, and God our Father, of course, but they are part of our family, too-Our Eternal Family. I am so blessed to have THREE families that I love with all my heart. :)
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