Christmas is such a precious and sacred time in all of our lives.
Each year that we get to cherish this season celebrating the birth and life of our Savior, teaching such precious truths to our children...we grow as a family. Closer to one another and closer to Him.
This was my favorite Christmas decoration of all.
And once the tree is up and glittering, our home becomes magical.
Decorations aren't a commercial thing to me. They are a constant reminder all around us...every we walk, everywhere we look, that this is a special season and time. To reflect on Christ and our blessings. It's all around us. I love being surrounded by it all.
Our family is so lucky to have a daddy that LOVES to celebrate the season and decorate our house with twinkling lights! He always does such a fabulous job...even if it does make me CRAZY nervous!
I love the sound of Christmas carols ringing through our home...
Even Erik played Christmas Carols for us all the time!
Gifts aren't everything, but I love receiving thoughtful gifts & Christmas Cards from friends and loved ones that put smiles on our faces and in our hearts. My darling friend Brooke gave me her new album that just came out and a book that I've been desperately wanting to read. It's unexpected thoughtfulness like this that warms my heart during the season.
I was on the Activity Committee in our ward this year (again I know haha...can't seem to
escape this calling) and we had a blast putting together a fabulous and memorable Ward Christmas Party! I served with such a talented and dedicated group of ladies!
And of course, Christopher the Elf takes up rent in our home for a month. We love his shenanigans...sometimes.
Our family visited Temple Square to see the lights again. Family traditions. It may be our last time for a while so it meant a little more to us this year.
We always love having Grandma & Grandpa Hunt along with us on our family adventures!
Plenty of memories with family.
Me and the sisters were all kind of dying over the dollhouse Grandpa Bart got the kids for his house. They couldn't pull us away from putting it together. Some things never change...
Christmas treats for neighbors
And Christ-Centered Family Nights
Our cute little Christmas nuggets on Christmas Sunday!
Christmas Eve morning traditions
Christmas Eve Finger Food Feast at The Hunts!
Probably my FAVORITE tradition.
And obviously their's too. Who needs chairs when you can just eat right off the table?
Ahhh...the magic of waiting for the children to wake up...
Last, one of my favorite things about Christmas this year was reading this wonderful book. It's amazing and definitely going to be a new personal tradition for me and the family from here on out.