Sunday, January 13, 2013

Christmas 2012

Snow Shoeing
Christmas 2012 was a wonderful season. This was the most nonstressful Christmas ever. Shopping was a week long event (instead of the usual several months), we saw the Forgotten Carols, The Nutcracker, and the Donny and Marie Christmas Show. Christmas Eve found us at the Cathedral of the Madeleine for their annual Christmas Mass. It is a beautiful way to start Christmas Eve. I love worshiping with people from all denominations and walks of life. The music defies description. After Mass we came home, got dinner ready, and talked to our Cameron for two hours. He is doing so well, we even got to see his face on Skype, what a miracle.  He looks great he sounds great! We are so proud of him and can't wait to see him in July : )

Mitch got new skis
The Nutcracker
Later in the evening, we enjoyed our annual testimony meeting as a family. It is so beautiful to share personal witness of the Savior with the glow of the Christmas tree. I love this time of year. I love Temple Square with the beautiful lights and nativities, i love our house festooned with our nativities from around the world, i love family, celebrations, dinners, good food, gatherings, family, carols, ward dinners, Festival of Trees, parties, more good food, shopping, family, and more good food. I think everyone should be home for Christmas every year.
The Newlyweds

Christmas night we went to Grandpa and Grandma Meiners' house for the ritual of feasting and Pounce (a favorite family card game). It was a great day. Toby took the week off so we could just relax, sled, snow shoe, eat, and enjoy. We took the family to Les Miserable, what a powerful story of redemption and forgiveness. I loved having Cristy here for the holidays, she almost didn't make it and that would have been a tragedy. Home for Christmas, that is where everyone belongs.

1 comment:

  1. I made it home because you prayed me home! Being home is the only place to be for Christmas. Thank you for making this year so wonderful! And now that you know how much fun it is to snowshoe, I expect lots more of that in our future...