Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Eve and Day

Christmas was on a Sunday this year! Santa still found us! We had breakfast with the missionaries, (Elder Ales,Hill, Vega, Mckell) Aunt Roxanne, and grandma Lucy. Then we opened gifts from Santa before church. We then came home to open the rest. We had to wait a few minutes because Larry and Ethan took the sacrament to a sister who was ill. A few high light gifts were Ethan built an amazing barn for his sisters American girl doll horses, Santa brought Ruth a flipeze hat and Woodsies animals, Hayden got an ipod, Ethan got a gopro camera, Brock and Amelia both got legos,and clothes, they all were very happy! We also few a few games and other toys but those were the highlights. It was a wonderful day remembering our savior and spending time with family. I forgot to take pictures in the afternoon when we were with the whole Workman group but it was a lot of fun! Emily got a ticket to the New Kids on the Block concert so we can go together! So did Johnnie. It really was just a peaceful wonderful Christmas season. As I look back on how hard the beginning of the month was and how I'm not ready for Christmas to be over now I realize that even though we miss Nadine we filled this month literally with light because of the light the world campaign from the church. We had our morning devotional every morning and focused on the Savior, served in so many ways, spent so much quality time together, played, laughed, cuddled, and just filled our home and life with love. I'm not sure in ready to get back to regular life. ... Christmas 2016 was amazing and not because of the gifts under the tree (although Larry did spoil me I got a Vitamix!) But it was amazing because we focused on the real gift! Jesus Christ!

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