Before I start this post I must apologize. I do not know what happened to Thanksgiving or all of December, but for whatever reason, I couldn't keep my head on straight enough to blog anything except the cards that I made, I know, lame. And what's worse, I still haven't sent the cards out. It will get done if it kills me though. Anyway, we had a fun Thanksgiving at Randy's parents house. They were nice enough to watch the kids for us again so we could have a little, quiet Anniversary, alone. And of course we went went Black Friday shopping, again. We also got to go see the new Harry Potter, which is funny since I haven't seen any of the movies in the theater, but it was really good. We had a nice, quiet time together, I can't believe it's been 12 years. Love ya toots.
Anyway, December happened and it was a mad dash to the end. We had parties and parties and more parties, presents to make, get and send out, goodies to hand out and weddings to go to. I don't know how we did it all or made it out alive, but it is now over and I'm able to breathe now, ahhhhhh! Just to warn you, this is going to be long and have a ton of pics, but I'm just to tired to make it into a lot of posts, so it's getting done all at once.
The 1st weekend in December is the BYU family Christmas party. This year we decided to simplify and not try to sit on Santa's lap or try for that matter to do everything they have available. We did get to the craft area and the kids made some cute things. I was able to get their pic in front of our usual spot. Don't they look so happy?
Malia had started to get a cold at the beginning of the week and I thought she was doing better Thursday, but by Christmas Eve AM she took a turn for the worse and I ended up taking her into Urgent Care to find out she had a double ear infection. I felt sooo bad and a little irritated since she just had her tonsils and adenoids taken out, weren't these suppose to stop? She was miserable just laying around, sleeping on everyone. We got done with her appt and got meds in her in time to still make it to the huge family lunch (which I did not get pics of, go figure). I probably should have stayed back with poor Eah. Luckily she slept through most of it on Randy's lap while we visited with everyone.
In the midst of trying to get everything done before leaving, we forgot some crucial items for Christmas, like our stockings and Sunday clothes, so after the lunch, we ran back down to our house and grabbed the forgotten items and really wore out the kids by this point and they crashed in the car on the way back to Gma's
This is a special time of year. I love Christmas, I love my family and the traditions we have. I love that Jesus Christ was born and that he lived and atoned for everyone. How lucky are we to live during a time when the gospel has been restored and we are able to have to knowledge of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father and the gift of repentance and forgiveness. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!