Saturday, February 19, 2011

Christmas 2010, Better Late Than Never

Skyler with his bow made by his dad!

Skyler and Kenz at the Christmas Village

Fun at the Christmas Village

Kenzie and Brynn with the dolls they got for Christmas.

SKyler and Kenzie Christmas morning 2010

Kenzie during Christmas break in Phoenix for audiology appt.

Uncle Billy and Brynn ice skating at the Christmas Village.

Some of the yummy goodies I made to deliver to friends.

Kenzie at the Christmas Village.

Skyler Christmas morning listening to my old CDs.

So, Christmas this year was a beautiful time for us. We were able to go up to Phoenix and see the gorgeous temple lights. We had Christmas Eve at Grandpa and Grandma Devey's, we had a Christmas story reading by Uncle Tommy. They wanted each family to do a skit or song or poem for a talent. We did a little song as a family for our "talent." I also read a poem I wrote a couple years back about what I would say to Mary if I had five minutes to talk with her about what is was like raising the son of God. After much laughter, a few tears, and way too much delicious food, we headed back to our home to get nestled in our beds. The kids each opened one gift as is our tradition on Christmas Eve. We were so blessed this Christmas, we don't go around telling the world how difficult it is trying to live on my salary alone, but obviously they know. We had a knock and run and on our door step was a huge basket full of goodies, and all of the trimmings for a delicious Christmas dinner. We also had a delivery from a secret Santa who left a few presents for each of our family, it was so kind of whoever did it. We shed a few tears due to the love we felt from our ward family as well as the love we felt from being watched over by our Father in Heaven. It was a wonderful Christmas, Kenzie received her second choice gift from Santa which was a makeup set she saw at Walmart. Her first choice was a magic wand that really produced magic. :) Christmas day we ate a big breakfast before opening our presents. The kids enjoyed opening their gifts and actually protested a bit when we said it was time to leave to go to Grandma's for dinner. There was no arguing or fighting from the kids at all that day and it was absolutely Heavenly. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family and friends, but even more importantly, we are blessed to have the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We know that he was not just a good man born on this earth, he is God's only begotten son. He came to earth to show us all the right way to live, he performed countless miracles, he died for us so that we would have the opportunity to live again with our Father in Heaven. He is our Savior and friend and I feel so grateful to know that, without a shadow of a doubt. What a special day to celebrate his birth.

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