Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas was pretty special this year. Mostly because we got to spend time with both families without driving all over the place. Tyson's parents just moved to Utah and we are so happy to have them here! This means that it's only about a 20 minute drive from our house to either set of Grandparents, which makes for great holidays!
We started the festivities off with Christmas Eve up at the Ellis household. Lots of the family was there! We ate delicious Italian food and visited as a family.

As the evening went on we really got into the Christmas spirit and talked about the true meaning of Christmas. We discussed things and watched a video. It was really nice to be gathered around as a family and talk about what the true meaning of the Holiday is.
Christmas morning we woke up early at our house. Not because the baby woke up, but because I WOKE UP! I was so excited to see Adam open his gifts and see his reaction to the stockings all full of goodies! He was so excited to see the stockings out and to know some of the candy would likely make it into his mouth!
He did a good job of helping us open our gifts.
We got some wonderful gifts from family members. We are so happy to have family that loves us!

After we ate breakfast we headed over to the Crown home for Christmas day. It is so fun to have Kyle home again. He was my favorite gift actually. I kinda missed my little brother while he was gone.
We opened gifts here too! So many fun things for little Adam to play with, he was so excited! He and Lucas were just having a grand ol' time looking at all the toys.
My parents fed us lunch because, as we all know, one of the best things about the Holiday Season is the food! We had such a good time visiting with family. 
After lunch and playing we headed back over to the Ellis home to have Christmas dinner with Tyson's family. When we got there Adam had a surprise from his Aunts and Uncles. He had a stocking full of goodies! Such a fun tradition to have started.
After dinner we were able to take a trip up to Temple Square in SLC. I am so glad we got to do this this year. Last year Adam was much too small to go and I didn't want to leave him. This year I was able to leave him with his Auntie Natalie while we went and saw one of my favorite places in the world. It was so beautiful!
We are so grateful to have our families around because a holiday just isn't the same when you don't get to see family.


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