We celebrated a beautiful Christmas together as a family. I bought Ann Voskamp’s The Greatest Gift and read the kids one devotion a day to keep our hearts and minds focused on Jesus, the reason for the season. It was a beautiful story and we enjoyed it very much. We also enjoyed many traditions, including cutting down a tree and decorating it to get in the Christmas spirit!
We also baked Christmas cookies, made challah bread, visited Santa and left him a note with cookies and carrots for the reindeer!
Christmas Eve we ordered Chinese food and celebrated with Mammy and Bampy Fitz. We then went to the candlelight service at church where Siena did a reading and Caden and Mia sang, Go Tell It On a Mountain. My favorite part of Christmas is when we dim the lights and sing Silent Night. It makes me feel the true spirit of Christmas and makes me realize how blessed I am to know and love Jesus!
Christmas morning brought much excitement in our house opening stockings and gifts! Daddy and I teased the kids like we always do and realized they’re not going to all fit on the top step together much longer!
Lots of thoughtful and wonderful gifts this year, with the most exciting being Siena’s Full House complete series & new winter coat, Daddy’s Uncle Buck movie & Guinness pack, Caden’s XBox & Minecraft figures, and Mia’s tumbling mats & American Girl Doll. Mama had a very special Christmas getting two pairs of the boots I wanted (my Christmas miracle #mostawesomehusband), a 3-hole punch and my Latte pillow!
I’ll end this post with our Christmas card pictures which I think came out really cute! I also used the kid’s pics to make their annual ornament! It’s so fun to see them change and grow a little older each year. My prayer is that they also grow in their faith more and more each year and keep Jesus in their hearts always. Merry Christmas!