Christmas this year was super special to me. It was my first as a parent! I had so much fun this year picking out Judah’s gifts and wrapping them. I really enjoyed every moment. We had a big tree for the first time since being married. I loved sitting in the living room with no lights on except the lights on the tree. I sipped hot chocolate with cool whip on most nights. I got a new Christmas CD (David Crowder Band) and loved singing along and driving my hubby crazy.
For so long I dreamed of how my life would look with kids in it, and now I’m living that dream out. It’s pretty incredible.
I know that I want us to be a family that focuses on Jesus during Christmas. And I want us to be a family that has traditions each year. I want our children to have great memories of their childhoods.
I think that each year we will open one gift on Christmas Eve night. We will wake up Christmas morning and read the Christmas Story from the book of Luke as a family before opening gifts. I also want to bake a “birthday” cake each year for Jesus. We will take a ride and look at lights, watch Christmas movies, and spend tons of time with extended family members every year.
Judah is by far my biggest gift this year. He brings more joy to our home than I ever knew was possible. Justin and I are truly blessed.
Some pics from our Christmas this year::