Today we celebrated Christmas with just our immediate family, it was a wonderful day! After breakfast we read the Christmas story about baby Jesus, such a precious time with our little ones. Then we opened presents, I got an ipod touch! (Kevin got it at his works' white elephant gift exchange, so it was free) The kids each got their pajama pants and matching pillow cases, an outfit, and a pair of footie pajamas. Kevin got socks, underwear, T-shirts, candy, and the game Cir-kis. We don't go too fancy because we know the kids will be spoiled rotten with toys by the grandparents and other family in the next couple days. Kevin and the kids played in the snow, then we all made chocolate covered pretzels, peanuts, cereal, and peanut butter crackers, yum! Tonight we made our gingerbread houses, they turned out great and it was a lot of fun! The kids had a great time, although they did eat their weight in sugar!!!
I am so thankful for my family, they mean so much to me! But I am most thankful this season for the precious baby born in a manger so long ago. Without Jesus we'd have no hope of heaven, no love, no goodness, no beauty, no salvation. Let's not forget the price that Jesus paid for us, thank you Jesus!