December 13, 2010

Happy Christmas!

We are so excited for Christmas this year.  We've really tried to center our thoughts and hearts on Jesus Christ this season.  
Our testimony is that He lives.  Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world.  He came to earth to show us how we can return to live with our Heavenly Father again.  He was the greatest example and the greatest gift our Father has ever given us.   
A couple of years ago, we read an article in the New Era about a family who placed a special gift under their tree each year.  It was the first gift under the tree and the last gift opened.  The small gift box contained the most precious gift of all.  It was from our Savior, Jesus Christ.  And the gift he gave was....Eternal Life.
We have adopted this tradition in our own family.  It is the first gift under the tree and the last one to be opened.  I hope that we can all come to understand the great love He has for us this year.  

Merry Christmas!


Draper's said...

You have a beautiful family!! I love your christmas card. What a great Christmas tradition. Thanks!!

Bellblogging said...

Love your family pictures, you guys look amazing! Love the present idea too, you are always full of great ideas....miss having you closer!

Strollerblader said...

Stunning portraits, Staci!! Beautiful! It was fun to chat for a moment today!

Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

Staci! Thanks for your sweet Christmas card, please don't ever stop sending them....I always look forward to that little bit of sunshine in my mailbox every year! I love how you make everything so fun and special for your kids. I don't know how you do it...Wish you were closer so it could maybe rub off on me a little more! :) Hope your Christmas was merry, happy new year, too.

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