I love our Christmas tree this year, and of course the kids who decorated it.
Last night as we finally opened the boxes of ornaments, I stood back and basked in the kids' happiness. They were delighted to rediscover hand-crafted baubles of years past, "First Christmas" photos, gold and glittery ornaments from Great Grandmothers, and unique emblems symbolizing events from their lives. As the tree filled up with family memories, I snapped a few photos and made memories of my own.
2011 has been quite a year for our family and adventures are surely on the horizon. Today I have renewed gratitude for happy, healthy children; a supportive and adoring husband; my faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ; and family traditions that bind us all together.