A Look Back . . . Christmas 2010
January 9, 2010 – “The decorations have been carefully put away, the tree is down, the house looks bare, it’s snowy and cold outside. Christmas is over for another year. Doesn’t it make you wonder what will have transpired in the coming year by the time you unpack the decorations next year? This was a crazy Christmas with four grand kids, three years old and under. Our oldest grandsons, two and three years old, really didn’t care much about opening presents. There were sharing issues and lots of screaming prompted by jealousy of each new toy that was unwrapped. All Asher really wanted to do on Christmas day, was go upstairs and take a bath with his new bath toy. So we put Asher and Noah in the bathtub and they had a blast. Out of all the new, fancy toys they received for Christmas, playing in a bathtub was really all they needed. I think there’s a lesson in there for all of us.
It was our second year of drawing names and giving handmade gifts. The presents given were truly gifts from the heart – examples: a handmade jewelry case, pencil sketches of loved ones, coupons for babysitting, handmade jewelry, a book of testimonies, and Family Home Evening kits. Kristo won the prize for the most creative present given to Nick – an emergency Zombie kit, in case of an unexpected attack!
It was a great Christmas and we loved every minute spent with family and friends. We made Christmas candy and watched “White Christmas”. We ate strawberry waffles with whipped cream and watched the “Muppet Christmas Carol” – a tradition on Christmas Eve. Most importantly, we reflected on the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. One of the best things about Christmas was our phone call from our missionary in Botswana. What a treat to hear Tyler’s voice and talk to him for almost two hours. We are excited to have him home in February.
Here are a few of our favorites photos from our Christmas together. We think we have the most adorable grandchildren on the planet. (We know all you grandparents out there would argue with that.) Can you believe those gorgeous blue eyes on Cade and those deep, dark brown eyes on Asher, Noah and Emery? We could eat them up!! Remember . . . only 351 more sleeps til next Christmas!” Glade and Corinne