The shopping season this year was a little strange for me. With all of the things we needed to purchase for our house in Page, I admit that I often put Christmas gift shopping on the back burner. In the end, it all got done, and we didn't even have to scramble at the last minute.
We had the missionaries over for a lovely Christmas Eve dinner and then had our usual Christmas traditions. We always read the Christmas story from the Bible and then we open one gift, often pajamas. The kids were kind enough to sleep all the way until about 7:00 on Christmas morning.
Once gifts were opened, breakfast was had and everyone was settled and content, we looked around and decided that we were going to pack and depart for Page a day early! Our original plan was to leave the day after Christmas, but with all of the work we had to do in the coming week we thought an extra day would be good to have. The kids were troopers getting all of their stuff together, helping us load and rolling with it all. Sometimes having older kids is a real bonus.
AZ, here we come!