Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas Celebration

I know... it's a little late... but we had such a great Christmas! I love the end of the year when we have a time to reflect on Christ, his miraculous birth, and the signifigance His life has on all of mankind. I am so thankful for His mercy and grace and the opportunity I have to learn of Him and try to be like Him.

Before we flew down to Texas, we went over to JD's for our little Christmas with his family. Every year they get pajamas for Christmas and this year his mom got the whole family these ridiculous looking onesies. It was pretty funny... we all put them on and had a dance party. We also played a candy game. It was pretty fun to have his whole family together.

Then we flew down to Texas! Wahoo :) We had a good time with my family... teaching my parents how to play Settlers of Catan, watching movies, playing tennis, going out to eat and shopping. We ate at Fuddruckers on Christmas Eve (it's one of my family traditions!) and visited the Alamo. We opened ornaments and talked about our gifts to Christ this year. Every Christmas my family talks about one thing each of us wants to do better to give as a gift to the Savior. My gift this year is to read the Old Testament in its' entirety. (eeks!)

We ended up driving back to Utah with my cousin Haley. I am so glad Haley and JD took turns driving and I never had to. It wasn't terrible, but it definitely wasn't enjoyable. We had all of her stuff for school and everything we brought to Texas all packed in her little car.

Overall, it was a fabulous Christmas. We loved being in Texas, seeing my family, and getting a break from work and school. But we are also ready to start a new semester and be back in our own little home!

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