Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas presents a-plenty!

Christmas comes early this year, oh yes! Two of the best presents EVER are coming tomorrow. Little Liam and his family will be in Utah tomorrow - hooray! I get to hold my brand new nephew, finally!
The other present is of the feminine sort. I will have my VERY FIRST niece tomorrow, brought to us via scheduled c-section. Who can hardly wait? This Auntie! Holy moly, the Curran family has been waiting for this little bundle of femininity for a long time. After 7 little boys, it is time! I can hardly wait to see her and hear her name. Shane and Sharon like to keep us guessing (bless their hearts).
More news tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ah, bless the holidays. I love 'em, I do. I am one of those people at Christmas that wants to do every single Christmasy thing for the holiday to be complete. I want to watch all of my favorite x-mas movies, take multiple drives to see the pretty lights, make and decorate sugar cookies, be a part of the hustle and bustle of x-mas (but not necessarily buy a whole heck of a lot), kiss my man under the mistletoe, sit by the fire and stare at the x-mas tree, drink lots of hot cocoa, spend lots of time with my nephews telling x-mas stories, walking through temple square to experience the beautiful lights and atmosphere, caroling with my family on x-mas eve, giving spare change to the people ringing the bells at wal-mart or anyone one needing an extra dollar here and there.

This year the holiday season has rushed passed me. I can hardly believe that we are only 10 days away! Not only do I want to do all of the things on my list, but I want to better remember why we celebrate this season. I'm so thankful for Jesus Christ, and am so grateful that he came to earth to live and die for us.

As my gift for the season, I want to share this movie. Most have seen it, but if you haven't, take 25 minutes and watch Jimmy Stewart at his best. It always makes me cry. Christmas wouldn't be the same without Mr. Krueger's Christmas.

Merry Christmas!