December 16, 2010

Christmas Concert

Makinley was a soloist!  She wanted it to be a surprise but I showed up to help in her class one Tuesday and they were on their way to rehearsals.  I heard her name called for ‘A Candle For Peace’ and was caught off guard.  ‘Makinley is singing a solo?’  Brandon and I listened to every word she sang.  It was like an angel.  She even let me curl her hair for the occasion!

This was Ford first Christmas Concert and he did such a great job.  We've been practicing 'Jingle Bells' in the car for about 2 months now.  He looked so handsome and sang out loud and clear for us to hear him.  We love watching him sing.  

I don't think there's a better way to be filled with the spirit of Christmas than to listen to little voices sing Christmas carols.  What a blessing.

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!

December 09, 2010

Sock Monkey Hat

I am in love with this pattern!