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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Merry Christmas. We've been busy up to our eyeballs with doing things with family. Its been a Christmas to remember from all the things we've done, and the time we've spent together with both mine and Brandon's family. One major theme that we have talked about with our families is how we keep Christ as the center of our thoughts. With so many things to do, and so many things to buy or make, the main purpose of this Holiday can be swept away pretty quickly. So by discussing what we should do and how to improve its made me more aware of everything I am doing.

I've also tried to unplug from social media, and picture taking (even though now I'm sad I don't have a lot of photos) its been nice to be present and fully attentive. It really has been so wonderful. On Christmas Morning we were able to wake up together as a family and open just a few presents. It was calm and brought so much joy to see my boys light up as they opened their presents. So magical. I'm  grateful for this time to reflect on our the birth of the Savior and to be together with family. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas as well. Shelby and Brandon


carolyne b said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Shelby and Brandon. Tis the season to remember and reflect on the past year and the blessings we have received. When I reflect on the birth of the Savior I am also reminded of His atoning sacrifice.
I love going to sacrament meeting each Sunday and sit in the chapel prior to the start of church to listen to the beautiful music being played.
I pray that your sister is finding success on her mission, she has been an inspiration of faith and trials that she endured in 2014.

ellen said...

It sounds like a perfect holiday! And your tree is beautiful!!

marcia hansen said...

Ha! I love Benson's grin. So perfect for Christmas morning. I enjoyed reading your thoughts about keeping Christmas Christ centered. You do so good with that.