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these pictures are all from december, but they're way out of order. i don't have the patience to fix it, so here it goes...
playing with wheat berries in the tent
making nativity pictures
a nativity maze - helping the wise man follow the star
brookie on the bridge at silver falls - tyler was kind enough to indulge my need to go to silver falls for the christmas festival again. it's so crowded and crazy, but so fun. we had a blast! we made a wreath and looked at the pretty area all around. the kids made gingerbread houses and we just hung out together. it was crazy with so many people around, but really really fun! thanks wonderful husband!!
we had fun decorating our christmas trees this year. it was hard to find a time to do it, but we finally did. the kids had a blast! christmas is so magical!
this guy is amazing in so many ways! not only is he a hard worker who puts in tons of hours, he still always has time for our family. i so appreciate him for his wonderful perspective on life and the choices he makes to always take good care of his family. :) hat off to a wonderful husband and dad!!!
flint and jessi! :) we spent christmas eve at our friends' home. the jacobsons graciously opened their home to our ruckus crew and another fun family, the downeys. :) we all had a good time. it was an interesting evening. very quiet, but peaceful. the downeys had just lost some close members of their extended family in a car accident, so the somber thoughts of loss were very present in all our minds, but the spirit of christmas brought a beautiful peace. i'm so thankful for our savior and for our heavenly father's plan. we are so blessed to have the gospel in our lives! merry christmas!!