I love Christmas! I love everything about it. I love focusing on the birth of the Savior. The word "love" doesn't seem sufficient for my feelings for Him. I honor Him. I revere Him. I praise Him. I am eternally grateful for His love and His everlasting atonement. I also love the symbolism of the many Christmas traditions we participate in. I love giving gifts to loved ones. I love singing and listening to beautiful Christmas music. And I LOVE being with family!
We attended Christmas Eve Mass with Holly and her family. It was a lovely service where Cooper and Peyton liked adding straw to the manger in preparation for Jesus' birth. Holly made us a delicious dinner and we had the opportunity to take family pictures.
The next morning we opening gifts with our little family at home. We were blessed with a beautiful softly snow that added to the peace of the morning. That afternoon we hosted the rest of the clan for Christmas dinner, more gift exchanges, and a game night. We are so blessed to have family nearby!