Check out this crew! The same costumes get put out each year and parts get rotated based on size, well except for maybe Halle and Maddi! It's crazy that my nieces and nephews are becoming adults and my kids are the babies of the bunch.
I think from the kids loot its safe to say they were nice this year. Zach got his long awaited ipod, Kate her American Girl Doll, Isabella, and Ryan a Train Table, among other things. Christmas of course really isn't about the gifts we recieve but the reactions they had this year were a highlight. Ryan discovered that unwrapping gifts was pretty fun.
I love Christmas because it brings family together, and its a great reminder for me to focus on what's really important in this life, and that is love. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He put a plan in place to help us return to Him again. And He sent his son, Jesus Christ, to set a perfect example for us in showing us how we can. And even though we can remember Him always its nice to have a Season and a specific Holiday to dedicate to remembering Him.