Thursday, December 23, 2010

The true meaning of Christmas

Through all the craziness this holiday season brings I was reminded today what Christmas is really all about. It's not about the gifts or the flashy lights but it's about our savior and his birth. His life was perfect, he was perfect, and his plan is perfect. He was sent to earth to be crucified and resurrected so that while we are on this earth we can have the atonement. His plan is perfect and I will be eternally grateful for my savior and what he did so that I may return to live with my Heavenly Father. Our savior has done so much for us and this Christmas season I try to think what I can give back to him. To give just a little more to my fellow men, to be obedient and try just a little harder to be more like him. To love as he did. He doesn't ask much from us but I feel as though I owe him everything. His love for us is eternal and this holiday season i hope that we can all take a step back from all the worldly things in our lives and reflect on our savior and what he did for us. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

OUR First Christmas!!!

This is our first Christmas being married and even though there are going to be a lot of changes with how we do things we are still very excited!! It wasn't feeling a whole lot like Christmas for me last week. Maybe it was because our tree wasn't up or maybe because I had no Christmas decorations up, but we finally put up our tree and it's now feeling like Christmas. Our tree is very simple and small but we love it! We love that it's OURS!! Everything is ours this Christmas our tree, our new traditions. We are so excited to merge our family traditions together but come up with our own as well. Of course the tradition of pajamas on Christmas eve will continue as well as many more, but we have been having fun coming up with our own family Christmas traditions. We have decided that every year we will donate a few toys to different toy drives, make gingerbread houses, and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. I am sure that more will develop over the years but so far that's all we have. =) This Christmas is going be very different than what we are both used to but we can't wait to spend it together.