This year's Christmas (compared to last year's Christmas) was very memorable. Not to say that last year's wasn't, but we were pretty sleep deprived :). This year felt different as Aubrey is a little older and she was just so much fun. As we set up our Christmas tree, set out Aubrey's stocking for the first time, and danced around to Christmas music with her, this year definately felt special. It was so much fun to see Christmas in the eyes of a little one and how special that is. Aubrey made us love Christmas all over again this year.
Christmas Eve evening was spent at our church service. My dad is in charge of a construction project there and he even made the place look more festive despite the construction going on. I know that he is my dad and I think that everything he puts his hands on is going to be awesome, but this project has been especially challenging for him at times and it has turned out great so far. He has so many gifts and I am so thankful that those gifts are being used right now. I know that this project has also been rewarding for him and it has been such a blessing to see him be a part of this.
Chrismas morning was a special time together as a family of three :). Brandon had the WHOLE day off and it was great to have some strada and play with our little one together. She can be such a ham sometimes.
That afternoon we went over to Mimi and Corkey's house for Christmas dinner. We opened presents and ate a wonderful meal. We had a wonderful time spending time together.
Brandon's present from his brother Tyler. Crocheted sweater/turtle neck/long T...something like that. One word...wow.
We even decorated a gingerbread house together :)
The day after Christmas we got together with the Maz family. Jon and Krystal drove from Utah that day and Jeremy came on Christmas Eve. This is the first time that we were all together since the summer :). We enjoyed a great dinner together and a gift exchange where we picked names this year. We really enjoyed our time together and we'll have even more time together during the week!
Merry Chrismas and a Happy New Year!!!