2012 included Christmas again. Isn't it great, the way it comes every year? Despite having the longest time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I never felt like we got on top of things. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime and 2 day shipping! Also, thank goodness for kids who really remember and embrace the traditions we've established!
Yay! We love Christmas morning! Once things got going, there wasn't a lot of time (or camera battery) for picture taking!
Amelia figuring out how the whole "Christmas morning" thing goes...
After a nice, relaxing morning with yummy breakfast and lots of playing, we headed up to Sandy to visit the rest of the family. Grammy and Pop were in town and staying with Tyler's sister and fam. We got spoiled some more (and I got my long longed-for wheat grinder!!! Talk about the most unexpected and yet appreciated gift ever!) and had a DELICIOUS dinner.
Christmas was wonderful, but I honestly gained a huge appreciation for what Mary went through for the first Christmas. I was snug in my own home, only having to waddle out to the van in order to get anywhere. When I felt too lousy, I could take a nap. She had to take a donkey, probably with contractions. And she didn't have Amazon Prime to take care of her nesting. :) Seriously, though, what a blessing it was to celebrate the birth of our Savior with family. We are blessed to have so much, but most especially blessed to have the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to go through life together.