We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got everything they wanted and more (I did...but you'll have to keep reading to find out what it was).We started off Christmas Eve by going sledding with the Cummings. We went last year on Christmas Eve morning as well, so it seems like this could very well become a new fun family tradition. We had a great time this year except for when the wind would blow and our faces would get pelted with snow. Chloe didn't like that part too much, but she didn't seem to mind going down the hill...she didn't scream, that is.We spent the rest of the day with Aaron's family and it was decided to have a non-traditional Christmas meal...we went Mexican style and let me tell you it was delicious. That night, Chloe got to open her presents from Grandma and Grandpa Searle. They got her this fun table that has all sorts of buttons she can push and it sings songs and lights up. I have never seen her play with one toy for so long. She loves it.
On Christmas morning we packed up the car and went to my mom's house to open presents with my family. We wondered how Chloe would do, but she loved tearing into the packages, boxes and yes, she even loved playing with the toys that were inside of the boxes, too!
This year, my Uncle Darrell and his family came into town and spent Christmas here. This was a fun treat as we got to revive an old tradition in which every Christmas morning after we opened presents we would get together and eat breakfast casserole. It was fun to have them here with us.Santa brought Chloe a rocking horse and she loves it! The morning after Christmas she woke up and looked around her room and first she pointed to her pony and asked "What's that?" Then she saw her table that Grandma and Grandpa gave her and asked "What's that?" It was so cute to see how excited she was about her new toys. She also got 2 new pacifiers in her stocking. All day she carried them around and would suck on one for a minute or two and then pop it out and put the other one in.Most years, Aaron and I know exactly what we are getting for Christmas because usually go shopping together and pick out what we want. However, since it is always more fun to have a surprise under the tree, we always find a little something smaller to get each other as a surprise. Well, this year Aaron went above and got me a BEAUTIFUL diamond necklace! I was totally shocked. He asked me for a couple of ideas a few weeks back and I jokingly said a diamond necklace...well, I guess I have to be careful what I say from now on :).Overall, it was a wonderful and very white Christmas. I just love this time of year--the trees; the lights; the treats; the gifts; seeing family; and most especially, remembering the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We hope you all have a happy New Year!