|Merry Christmas from our UTE tree!|
|My beautiful Grandma Margaret (my Dad's Mom)|
My husband and I had the opportunity to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with my Mom and Dad this year. We had such a great time. Just being there and sharing in their warmth and love was a perfect way to start the day. I'm so very thankful for a family that loves me. My parents were the 2 people who taught me that Christmas isn't about the presents, but about the people you are with, and they make sure to love the person they are with so well.
|Papa Kirk opening his gift|
It was a very relaxing evening. We ate dinner, wrapped gifts, I took a nap, we played games, and just enjoyed the company. It was wonderful to spend that special time with them and my husband. We only have 1 more Christmas in Utah before we move away for Medical, so I am really treasuring this year.
|Momma Cay opening her "Baby's are the best present" ornament|
These past 2 weeks have been really tough. I haven't been able to eat and have been in and out of the hospital, and so to be able to forget about all the struggle and all the pain I am going through for this night was fabulous. I have the greatest family in the world, and I couldn't be more blessed.
|the Abelskiver maker|
I had been planning my in laws gifts for months now (homemade gift baskets of a few of their favorite things) and it was so much fun to see their faces when I handed their baskets to them. I think homemade gifts are the best. We then opened the family gift which was the xbox kinect, and we've been dancing our little fannies off all afternoon. It's been a blast. After that Dave and I do what we do every year, we had our Christmas.
|Dave's Sturhling watch|
To me personally, I would rather give then receive. Giving gifts is so much fun for me. I love to give a little bit of my heart with each gift that I give. I made each one of Dave's 7 sisters a pair of earrings for Christmas this year, because it's something that I can do to show them that I love them.
|Me enjoying my rainbow colored Happy Place|