Thursday, December 30, 2010


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 fun! Thanks mom!

Christmas Eve PJ' 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...