December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Source: inspirationlane

Yesterday was the perfect Christmas Eve. We didn't do everything I had planned, we didn't live up to the image I had of the Christmas Eve I wanted when we could finally afford it... But we spent the day together. We thought of Christ. We anticipated Christmas. We were relaxed, and calm, and kind. We watched A Muppet Christmas Carol, which is still my favorite. We read the story of His birth. I finished Joe's scarf. The day was just full to the brim with good feeling. We went to bed much too late, and it was snowing.

We were woken this morning by our ecstatic boys, and we made them wait, while we got ready, and The Geologist went out to the living room, ready to film their joy. And there was a LOT of joy. Santa came through, with popguns, and more art supplies than any two kids should ever need. Bracken made a new friend, and has been snuggling it ever since. There's snow outside!!

Gift-wise, this was the most thoughtful, meaningful Christmas we've ever had. Most things weren't even expensive! Go figure! :) Unlike previous years, the boys wanted to stop and play with each and every gift. Kids sometimes tend to rip off wrapping and say, "Thank you! What's next?" but not this year. One of my gifts made me cry, and you will laugh when I tell you which one, but I won't tell you until next week, ha! Which leads me to an apology. We leave bright and early tomorrow morning for Missouri, and will be there till Sunday(ish). I could spend today getting all of my posts ready for the week... I probably should have done it sooner... but I'd just rather drink in this Christmas. I'm sorry!! I'll be back on Monday, I promise, with all of those yummy recipes I promised! (and I'm going to go take them off yesterday's post) I hope you can forgive me, smile, and drink in your Christmas as well. I love you all.

Today is a day of joy and giving. To us, it is the birthday of our Savior, who was born to help us all find our way Home, and this year I truly feel that gift in every moment. Even if that is not what Christmas means to you, I hope you have a wonderful, joyful, perfect Christmas.


  1. Merry Christmas..have a wonderful time with your family! Looking forward to more 'treasures & treats'....April B.

  2. Sounds like an amazing Christmas Eve April :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and I loved how you told it... I felt like I was living it...

  4. April, it sounds to me like you had a very Merry Christmas. I think some people are let down with Christmas because they put too much expectation into it rather than taking each moment we do have for the gift that they are. You have been one of my most precious finds this year and have blessed my hear in countless wonderful ways. Just wanted you to know. Love you with all of my heart. Safe travels and come back to us rested, happy and healthy. xxoo

  5. Happy New Year April! All the best for a happy 2013! Angie xo


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