Before I blog my big Christmas post, I thought I would post a few details/happenings leading up to Christmas break!
December continued to be an insanely busy month for me up until about the 18th (my LAST photo session). I know your chins will drop in horror, but I didn't even begin Christmas shopping until the 19th... but that's okay, b/c we went simple and easy this year and I wanted to be able to ENJOY it!!
Here's another shocking confession: I haven't been able to bring myself to take down the Christmas decor!! I know, I know... it's coming down this weekend... just enjoying it for one more day! We ALWAYS leave for Christmas, so we don't get to enjoy it the whole month... last year I left it up a lot longer, so I'm already doing better! I took a few pics to remember it! I don't decorate w/ the traditional red & green... it's all silver n gold, bronze, turquoise, orange and pink! Kind of fun. AND I LOVED ALL the cards we got this year! So many beautiful ones for the card holder!
A couple of shots from some Branch Youth Activities. It has been fun serving w/ the youth over the past few months (after serving in Primary almost 8 years!!)
TRI-STAKE Barn Dance
Our little Christmas Party for the girls
And finally, Braden's pre-school class presentation!!! I LOVE how much he ENJOYS school. He loves his teachers, friends, the creative projects, the singing, the learning etc... I will save the dramatic story of Gavin and I actually getting to his Christmas program, but we made it at the end to hear him sing, "Go tell it on the Mountain"! Too cute. After he asked if I would take a picture of him in front of the church pretending to hold baby Jesus! Loved it!