the true spirit of Christmas keeping me warm and toasty through the abnormally freeeeezing December.
We made it to the Washington D.C. temple which was the icing on the cake. My sweet children were absolutely thrilled to be there, even McKay, who's just two. He said, "temple" a hundred times, and that alone made it worth the drive and the cold.
We checked out the Visitor's Center and Jacob, Oakley and I caught a Bell Chorus perfomance which was quite cool. Oakley was pretty impressed that a bunch of bells could "make songs".
After we had seen all there was to see, we just let the boys keep themselves entertained. They didn't even get too unruly (gasp!). McKay kept making his way back to the Christus and hanging around there... I am so grateful for the temple, for the spirit that is there and that my children could feel that peace and comfort. I know they are grateful for it too. I hope they always remember that feeling and strive to keep it with them.
We had some fun too. We got an AWESOME snow right before Christmas. It was so fun to look at the Christmas tree and see snow falling through the window behind it. It was picture perfect, like my boys.
McKay got an early Christmas present. This is Roarbert, his Scentsy Buddy. It is the cutest thing ever and has a scent pak inside that smells like lavender. McKay inturn, smells like lavender too... I love to snuggle him (Mack☺) when he wakes up. He smells delicious. (No, this is not a ploy to get you to purchase Scentsy, but I do know a girl... wink, wink.)
Last year we decided that making Gingerbread houses, with the cousins, was going to be our new tradition. Elli and Luke came over, and we had lots of fun. I love making them... so much fun!
I loved making the Christmas tree my 'play area' as a kid. I found McKay putting Star Wars guys in ours.