We had a very family fun filled Christmas Holiday this past year. Last year due to amazing amounts of snow we decided to stay home and not fight the weather, but this year the weather was nice enough for us to venture over the pass and spend some quality time with family. It was a special time with Great-grandparents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles. This is Grandma getting hugs after the boys opened their three little pigs and the big bad wolf along with the story to go with it. Over the past month the boys have told this story many times and often we find the "Big Bad Wolf" chasing others around the house.
The boys genuinely enjoyed playing with their many cousins. We are blessed to have so many family members that can gather together.
This was the first year that the boys knew what to expect next. It was fun watching their curious minds anticipate what they would find in their stockings or in the many wrapped packages. Below is the line up of stockings that my Grandma Emery has made for our many family members. It is pretty amazing!!
We had lots of fun celebrating Christmas with lots of food, many presents, and plenty of laughter. We tried to teach the boys that it is more blessed to give than to recieve. Most of all, however, we hope that they will remember that we were celebrating the birthday of our Lord Jesus who came as a child, born in a manger and yet the King and Savior of the world.