Friday, December 30, 2016
christmas morning is just magical at this age! i've wondered about how to go about our focus during the christmas season, and then i just didn't stress about it. santa wrapped up our front room and stuffed our stockings and it was great. amelia was a little confused about why santa didn't bring her presents and we just explained to her that santa brings each child whatever they need... because mom and dad already got her all her presents, santa just stuffed our stockings. lame? oh well. i've never told her that she needs to "be good so santa will bring her presents" and have really tried to focus our season on christ and following his example of service. and although i don't want santa to be the focus of christmas for our family, i also didn't want our kids to start the "santa's not real" panic on the playground. i didn't grow up believing in santa, and this is all so new and magical... i'm glad that i didn't stress about it and it ended up perfectly anyway!
love these girls and their grateful hearts!
Thursday, December 29, 2016
this december was hard as i spent so much of it feeling under the weather, but i'm so glad we still followed through with our traditions and made a wonderful season for our family. christmas is my favorite and i wanted to document our memories for 2016:
oh christmas eve magic. it's the best!