Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Christmas Time Has Come and Gone

A short month after we moved we had a quiet Christmas in our new home. I have come to enjoy all the fun traditions that our small family has continued and the new ones we have created.

Olivia is now old enough to really know what is going on during the Christmas season. We had a lot of fun teaching her about Santa, Reindeer and all the fun things that children dream about all year long.  We also took advantage of teaching her the true meaning of Christmas. She would constantly ask me to retell the story of Christ's birth or have me quiz her on who came to visit him and how they knew he was there.
Olivia was so excited to meet Santa. CC loved him more from a distance than up close.

 



We made lots of cookies!
 






Our traditionally Christmas Eve fondue


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thanksgiving with Friends

This last thanksgiving was spent in a hotel, but before we took off a bunch of friends got together and made our thanksgiving extra special.

We all got together on a Monday night for a joint Family Home Evening. We did a potluck with yummy yummy thanksgiving food. The Tillmans were the amazing hosts and the Alonzos helped set everything up. We were so grateful for that evening since it became our Thanksgiving.

As the night wound down we each took time to share what each family was grateful for. I sat there as our children ran around playing with friends and listening to all the wonderful blessings everyone felt they had and just cried. I knew that these friend were going to be once in a lifetime and I was so sad to be moving the next week.