What a wonderful time of the year.

I absolutely love the holidays. The best part is being with family. Todd and I are so blessed to have such a wonderful family.

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Getting our Christmas tree was the best this year! The kids were able to each pick out their own trees for their rooms which they thought was the best. We were able to spend time with loved ones. I would have to say the tree we got  was my all time favorite. Thanks so much to Poppy and Gma Judy! We were also able to listen to the kids sing in different Christmas concerts that always makes me happy and we were able to tell Christmas stories.

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Then we were able to celebrate Christmas with the Gasalls. We always have so much fun. We are ever so grateful for them always accomadating our schedules so we can all get together before the Holidays so it doesn’t interfere with other gatherings. Man I cannot tell you how wonderful that is. We especially love our tradition because it involves a whole weekend of being together in the same place. We are creating the best memories. Thanks so much for EVERYTHING.

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Then on Christmas day it is Christmas at my brothers which is always tons of fun too. We listen to the Christmas story my dad use to always read it before gifts now it has been passed down to my brothers. We put on a little show type thingy. My dad use to always have us “perform” to our grandparents before we could open gifts whether it be act out the Christmas story, sing or play a musical instrument. This was fun when we were little however when we were in high school and dad still made us do it in front of our cousins mind you it was not always so fun. :) In memory of dad we decided to do this every year and let me tell you it is soo fun. I was so amazed with all the creative juices!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!

 

3 Responses to “What a wonderful time of the year.”

  1. Judy Says:

    What lovely memories you have captured in pictures and words. Each year the days pass more quickly and soon your sweeties will be grown and bringing home families of their own to share the traditions you’re making. Cherish every moment.

    Judy

  2. SueBoo Says:

    You are so lucky to have such fun traditions! Maybe next year for the “show type thingy” you could do our dance number for everyone. Love your photo collages. How’d you do that?

  3. Shara Says:

    Awesome collages, and what a memorable Christmas! I Love the talent show tradition!! I agree with SueBoo–you definitely will have to perform your Single Ladies routine next year!!! ;)

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