Thursday, December 13, 2007

What I love/hate about this Christmas Season

What I love about Christmas this year:

Not shoveling snow.
Going to Utah to see snow.
Caroling without freezing.
Christmas shopping online.
My kids wanting to be good so Santa will bring them a present.
That Ben and I didn't fight about the Christmas tree this year.
Christmas Pixies: surprising a family in our ward every couple of days with Christmas treats, messages dinner, etc. and the way my kids giggle when we knock on the door and bolt.
Having Jacob ask me a million questions about Christmas, baby Jesus, the origins of Santa, etc.
Ian and Ben singing in the Christmas Choir Festival.
The smell of gingerbread.
Cadbury's Christmas balls!

What I hate about Christmas this year:

Putting plastic ornaments on the top half of the Christmas tree because I have a one and a half year old.
Already gaining weight because I am craving treats and candy.
That my pumpkins are still out on the porch.
That Ben's work Christmas party is scheduled at the same time as our Relief Society Christmas dinner.
Having my advent wreath be used as a frisbee.
Sooooo many ads in my mailbox.
Having a kid at church tell Ian that Santa is fake.
Ian's teacher telling him that Santa is not Christian.
The post office.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Family Pictures

We had a lot of fun taking family pictures this year! Not usually the case. We even got a couple of great shots of the whole family. (You'll just have to wait to see it in your Christmas cards!) Here are some of our favorite shots. Thanks to Luci, our photographer. She made it quick and painless.