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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas!!!

We have had a very blessed and fun Christmas season this year. With Derick in-between jobs it has given us a unique opportunity to spend more time together than we would normally have been able to spend together, and we tried to enjoy every minute of it. We were able to really slow down and reflect on the most important aspects of Christmas, and we really enjoyed teaching our kids more about the importance of the Savior in our lives. We were also very deeply humbled and blessed by the generosity of friends, family, Secret Santa's, and neighbors who so willingly blessed our family in a difficult time. I don't think I will ever forget this Christmas and what it has taught me personally, and how it has changed my relationship with my Heavenly Father and my Savior. Here are some pictures from our Christmas Season...hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

The party with the Hofheins side of the family! The kids loved all of their presents from Grammy and Grampy!


Grammy Bake Day! Every year my mom does a special Christmas bake day with the kids. They look forward to it every year, and so do I! This year they did their own cakes shaped like gingerbread men...so fun! Thanks mom!



Christmas Eve PJ's...one of my favorite traditions!!

The Nativity Scene with the Hofheins cousins...another favorite tradition...

The girls in the aprons I made for them...yes--I DID just say that I made them! (Don't look very close...)!

Dyson opening his presents...he always opened presents with one hand, and ate candy with the other!

Everyone in the family got a new bike! We went on a Christmas ride as a family and lasted about 20 minutes because it was so cold...but we had a blast!!



Dyson on his big boy bike! He also got a bike trailer that he can ride in, and he loves that too!

The tree!



Fun opening presents at the Turners...thanks everyone for your awesome, thoughtful gifts!



Having fun at Jason and Katya's...


After we opened presents at the Turner's, we went over to Jason and Katya's house and did some awesome karaoke-ing...later in the evening I did some Britany Spears...but I won't share those pictures...

4 comments:

The Reimers Family said...

You did an awesome job on those aprons, you are getting all high and crafty on me! You've done a lot with your house since I've seen it last. I'm glad you had a nice and memorable Christmas, love you!

leesh said...

audrey those aprons were so adorable! thank you for sharing your christmas experience with us! i love the pic of dyson sitting on his cute little bike!

Karen and Matt said...

You really did an awesome job on those aprons. Go audge!!! They are really cute. I'm so glad you had an awesome Christmas, and that you had more time to focus and teach your kids. Love you guys!

Nicole said...

Looks like such a blast! I'm so happy you had such a great Christmas and were blessed in such special ways. Love your cute kids on their new bikes! And the aprons look amazing! I'm so impressed. Love you so much!!