Even though Christmas is over commercialized and turned into a major indulgence of all the senses with all the food, decorations, presents, ect... I still love it all. I love that it promotes generosity towards others, we have to intentionally think about others and what special gifts we can give them. I love that family and friends get together to feast and be merry. I love that we take time to think about what is truly important. I love that it is a holiday that the world knows about and whether they choose to believe or not- it is celebration of the birth of our Savior - the best gift of all. I hope the holidays were a special time for all of you. Here are some highlights from ours...
We had an Ugly Sweater Party with our small group at our house. However, there was a shortage of sweaters this year, so people mostly just came ugly :-)
Our sweet friend Cynthia came over to take some Christmas card pics (which were sent out a little late this year due to our cards getting stuck in New Mexico because of a snow storm). These are a few of my favorites:
And then there was this one... can we say heart attack! Cynthia was screaming as she took the picture and luckily I was around the corner so I didn't see it happen. Gabe thought it was really funny... me, not so much.
I could tell from my pictures what my focus was on this year. We didn't get a whole lot of pics of the adults, but there were plenty of Michael :-) Here are some favorites...
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I wish you much peace, love, joy and adventure in 2012!