Tuesday, January 17, 2012

December 2011

We started December with my sister Catie and her husband Jamie here for a visit. We were so excited to be told in person that they are expecting in July. They enjoyed coming up to the mountains to help us cut down our Christmas tree and decorating it when we got home. They also came to our lighted Christmas parade and enjoyed it as much as we do. For the first time ever we were able to be home for Christmas and it was amazing. I am 35 and have never had a Christmas at my home, it was due time! We loved being home and being relaxed and being able to go to our Christmas Eve service for the first time. The girls were able to sing at the service and I cried tears of joy. It was amazing to watch my two girls praise Jesus at such a special service. It was the stuff mama's dream of, at least this mama. Matthew's mom, my parents and our good friend Heather all joined us to celebrate Jesus and we were honored to have them in our home for our first Christmas here. We decided to go a different route and had a fiesta for dinner and it was super yummy. Fajitas, home made salsa and quacamole and lots of stuffings topped off with pina coladas for all (virgin of course). I took pictures of the girls in their Christmas dresses again this year. We just went down the street in front of an old building. It was really cold outside but the girls were troopers. It has become a tradition of ours and we find a different place every year. At the end of December we were so excited to have our best friends for a visit. We got to go to the park one sunny day and enjoy watching all the kids play. They miss each other as much as us adults do. We were blessed this Christmas and hope you were too!

In the mountains getting our Christmas tree

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