It truly was a Merry Christmas this year. Not just because I got everything I needed such as a large mixing bowl, the mini loaf bread pan, my beautiful wedding ring got cleaned and re-dipped, a perfect cook book I can now start gathering and collecting my recipes in, etc. I was able to enjoy watching Grandma Jackson putting in long hours at Santa’s workshop making all the grandchildren’s experience a memorable one. I guess I had the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the people who are most important to me, my family! I am very grateful for the wonderful traditions that both of our families have continued. We were able to remember why we celebrate Christmas through the life Nativity put on by Devin and his brothers and all the grandchildren. It was so wonderful to see Teos and Ethan dressed up as Mary and Joseph, Natalia was an angle, Devin was a Shepard, Dusty was the Wise Man, Kip was the donkey, Jeremy was the narrator, and most importantly Laila was baby Jesus. It was so wonderful to see them all willing and excited to put on the show. The best part was that I had front row tickets and I was able to feel the spirit of Christmas.
I guess Christmas was truly everything I needed to jump start me into a new year full of unexpected things. I think it would be selfish of me not to thank everyone for making this moment so special and for all the wonderful presents they gave to both our girls. THANKS EVERYONE!!!! I am really grateful for all the warm PJ’s and for all the beautiful dresses, all the wonderful dress-ups and all the toys that will keep them entertained for many months from now.
The kids spread food for the reindeer
Mountain of presents
Santa delievered Snow White on Christmas day
Natalia sharing the love with her sister