Monday, December 20, 2010

Greetings from our family to yours!

Merry Christmas!

"As now we reflect on the birth of our Savior", my mission president and his wife always start their Christmas letters with this (or very similar) sentence. It truly is a time to reflect and
remember Him; To learn and relearn His life and ministry; to build and rebuild our faith and testimony in Him.

I love spending the holiday season with my babies. I love the excitement and joy that comes in learning about "Baby Jesus", the angels (oh the beautiful angels!),
not to mention the sheep, cows and camels.

Little M is just old enough (2 1/2 years old) to remember the stories, who is who and some of the words to Christmas songs and hymns. In our church sacrament meeting, she came up and sang with me (with the choir), literally. She didn't know the words, but she stood up and when she wasn't dancing in circles, she sang. Luckily she is a favorite in our ward and several people came up and told me how they enjoyed it (the people who didn't like it haven't said anything so far).

{Little M in her Christmas Princess dress from Great-Grandmother (she L.O.V.E.S. it)}

Little E (16 months) is getting the tune to several Christmas songs
(including "fa-la-la-la-la la la la la). He loves the Christmas tree and helping redecorate it. He wants to (and has tried several times to) open the presents under the tree. He is full of mischief and love. He loves looking at the pictures as we read him the Christmas story and playing with our playmobil nativity.
{Little E showing off one of the hip, warm hats from the Hugo cousins!}
{Daddy reading Maja her favorite book of all time,"Salamander".}

We love this season, and look forward to someday living where we might have a white Christmas again. For now we will enjoy our mid-60 degree weather and hiking the sand hills behind our house.

We love you all! Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

kimi + joe said...

Merry Christmas to you and your darling family! I love that self portrait family photo - such talent.