We were spoiled spoiled spoiled this year. There were almost too many presents and though I'm incredibly thankful for all the love my kids are getting, I worry that it's too much. I remember how wonderfully simple Christmas was when I was little and then the years it wasn't. Last year was SO humbling and yet, perfectly perfect too.
I loved getting to spend time with our extended families during the holidays - finally being at the Christmas Eve party and enjoying singing with siblings Christmas morning. These are things I've missed the last few years. Still, my favorite part of Christmas this year was acting out the Christmas story with our kiddos quietly Sunday evening and remembering how simple that first Christmas was.
Next year maybe I'll send out Christmas cards (I just LOVE getting those every year - thanks to all who sent). My biggest holiday oops? I accidentally told my primary class that Jesus isn't like Santa Claus - He's REAL. I guess I forgot that my kids are an exception to the rule in that they never have really believed in Santa. Sorry to all the parents who had to explain that one. And on to the New Year!