Santa Clause treated us very well, and brought lots of fun surprises to our house this year!
Although we had a blessed Christmas, we always spend time thinking of, and doing for others which is something we think is important to remember and especially teach Brody. We have so much to be thankful for and there are many others who are less fortunate who can use some love and service. This year we helped with a Secret Santa project.
We started off Christmas morning at home, and then spent the remainder of the week in Pocatello at my parent's house. It was so nice to spend the holidays with family just relaxing and enjoying.
We had a fun time other than we were sickies. Brody, and I were sick with the cold/ flu crud for about three weeks, and we unfortunately shared it with my parents.
Brody's favorite toy was a "bucking bull" set.
He walked around with his hat on all morning saying, "Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!"
Grandma helped Brody get suited up in his new horse outfit.
And what are we doing here? You know it's beyond time to be potty trained when we "hide" in the corner to do our duty. If only we could convince him of the same thing.
The grand kids like to play with these magnets and put them on their ears as earrings.
(While doing some nose picking.)
Then it was time for the white elephant gift exchange.
The iconic fish vase made a reappearance again this year. Brody ended up with it, but he was thrilled because it was filled with treats.
Grandpa's gift was was statue with a broken arm!
These two are some of our best gifts.-- Brody with his cousin, Lauren.
Jason ended up with some fugly teeth that are in need of major dental attention.
We went sledding and played in the snow in Grandma and Grandpa's yard.
Aunt Melanie and Uncle Jason got in on the fun as well.
We took Brody to his first 3D movie.
When we returned home, Brent hooked the sled to the 4-wheeler and towed Brody and I around the fields behind our house. After Brody rode in sled with me for awhile he decided he wanted to take a turn on the 4-wheeler. He pointed to me, and told Brent to "sit Mommy's lap!" He apparently thinks he's a big boy, and can drive the 4-wheeler all by himself!
Christmastime was spent just the way I envision it should be. With loved ones, lots of warmth, happiness, good food, many laughs, while making fun memories.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, and I am always humbled to reflect on the greatest gift of all-- the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.