Wednesday, December 27, 2017

CHRISTMAS DAY 2017

To say our Christmas Day was magical is an understatement.

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The kids were up around 6:15, but the girls took the twins into their room and read books, and they didn't come wake us up until 7.  Merry Christmas to the parents!  We did stockings and had cinnamon rolls before opening presents.

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(I had a stocking full of Izard with custom wrappers decorated by the kids!)
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We celebrated advent and talked about peace and Jesus and the gift that Christmas really is.  We opened presents which contained a truckload of excitement from the kiddos.

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(gotta love that middle child photo bomb!)
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We told the kids about our upcoming Disney trip by letting them unwrap the Lego Cinderella's castle and then giving them the cookies that told them we were going.  They were so excited!  And so are we!

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Most of our day was spent in pajamas, building Legos, watching Star Wars in preparation for Disney, eating cinnamon rolls and getting a visit from Grandparents.

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Eventually we put on actual clothes, delivered cookies to the neighbors and took a chilly walk in the woods.

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We had a few tears, but overall, our day was filled with comfort and joy.  It was unexpectedly delightful, and I never ever ever want to forget the beauty it contained.  I'm so thankful for the gifts we received - first in our Savior who came down for us and then in each other.  There are so many hard things in life, and this day, we managed to skate above and around those with our little family.

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Hoping the rest of your Christmas break contains rest and maybe a little fun as well!

To see Christmas Eve Highs & Lows, click here!

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