Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas can't be very far away . . .

We celebrated our Christmas just a bit early this year.  Saturday, was a time that we could all get together as a family, so we just opened presents, made the usual Christmas gift wrapping mess, and enjoyed each others company! 

I loved hearing my grandchildren read from Luke 2.  I loved seeing the looks on the children's faces when they open their gifts.  I loved watching my mother open her gifts with enthusiasm!!  I loved that the babies loved the wrapping paper and the boxes better than what was inside!!  But,  what I love more than anything, is the way that it feels when we are all together.   We had such a fun night . . . Merry Christmas . . . almost!

Love is like the Polar Star.  In a changing world, it is a constant.  It is of the very essence of the gospel.  It is the security of the home.  It is the safeguard of community life.  It is a beacon of hope in a world of distress. 
~Gordon B. Hinkley~




  1. Barb, that is beautiful! Being together as a family is the best Christmas gift of all (not including the baby Jesus of course!). Merry Christmas!

  2. We have had one Christmas, too, so I am grinning reading here about the grandchildren and your mother opening their gifts. Hope that you saved some gifts aside for another Christmas on Christmas Day. Keep the joy going!

  3. Yours sounds like the perfect Christmas. Hope everyone's Christmas will be as happy yours. Love the mosaic you created. Hugz!!

  4. How wonderful to be together. Such a delight watching grandchildren with their gifts. They bring so much love and warmth to Christmas. I'm happy your Mother enjoyed opening her gifts. Such a blessed time. Blessings to you this Christmas. Merry Christmas. Nola

  5. Looks like a lovely family time, where many fine memories were made. Merry Christmas to you!!


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