Monday, November 29, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Last night after driving 9 hours home from Boise (crazy snow!), I lay in my bed  and couldn't fall asleep.
 I felt overwhelmed with gratitude for life's blessings.
 The drive home was long and scary.  It could have been bad with a nine month old who hates being in his carseat, not to mention how dangerous the roads were. Beck was an angel though.    Being at home for Thanksgiving was extra special this year for some reason.  Even though we spent 182,000 hours watching college football, with results that I don't even want to talk about-it still felt so good to be home with my parents and Kaela and Garrett (AKA Gaela or Karrett, take your pick) 
Honestly. I have so much to be grateful for. 

One of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving is that it really opens the season for Christmas!  We are going to put up our Christmas decorations tonight.  With the help of this book, I am going to work on making this Christmas season about Christ. 

So, here are two videos.  Both to open up the season for you all.


Jalene said...

hahaha for some reason elf yourself is soooo funny!! i was laughing out loud watching this.

i'm thankful you guys got home safely last night too!

Taryn said...

I think you can't help but laugh out loud when you watch these...especially when they include a baby and a dog! :)

I am heading that way this week. Hope to see you!

Olsens said...

"Elf Yourself" never gets old. I love that you put Penny in it. We don't want to talk about a certain game either. I never want to be a college football kicker. I'm glad ya'll made it home safe from your trip.