Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Different Kind of Christmas

We went as a family to Long Beach this year the week before Christmas because we knew it would be impossible to spend Christmas together.  Brandon worked on Christmas, Justin worked the day before and after Christmas, and Brooklyn had to be here for the La Verkin Community Christmas Eve program because she was the princess.  So we decided to celebrate "the season" instead of  "the day."

After returning from Long Beach, we opened presents a few days early with Brandon and Amber.  They are such a funny couple.

I made each of the kids books this year that shared pictures and stories of them and their papa.  I loved making them and I know they enjoyed receiving them.

After the La Verkin Christmas Eve program we went over to Grandma's and she had some food for us.  We opened some presents and then headed home.

We were excited to sleep in Christmas morning, but noooo the doorbell rang at 8:30 a.m. with one of Brooklyn's friends delivering a Christmas present to her. 

We got up, opened presents and had a yummy breakfast.  Later on Christmas Day, Grandma took us to Zion's Lodge for Christmas Dinner.  Everyone agreed it wasn't their favorite meal, but it was nice to get out and enjoy a different kind of Christmas.