Wednesday, March 27, 2013


We had a very nice Christmas this year.  For Christmas Eve we went out as a family for dinner. John isn't thrilled with this little tradition of mine, but he goes along. :) Another tradition that we started this year was to do something everyday starting on 12/1 that had to do with Christmas.  Some of the things were small, like singing christmas carols or watching a christmas movie and some were big like going on the North Pole Cruise to see Santa. I love this tradition and am excited to continue it.

We hosted Christmas dinner this year. Grandpa & Grandpa Calderwood and the Patterson family were able to join us.  We really missed the Dixon, Wades and the St. George Calderwoods! It was my first time hosting a holiday dinner and I think it was a success! Whew!

Kelsi enjoyed opening her presents. We conitnuously tried to remind her of what the Christmas season was really about, and got frustrated when all she seemed to think about was Santa and presents, but one FHE we had her teach the lesson on The Christmas Story and she explained it perfectly. I was so proud of her.

Kelsi's school had a Christmas concert and her class was SO cute. They sang "Away in a Manger" and "Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer".