We awakened Christmas morning to find that yes indeed, Santa visited us and left everyone pretty much everything they wanted (excluding a new truck and computer for the kids). John gave me a MacBook and a gun! It was so exciting! After several hours of playing with all of our new toys, we headed over to my parents' house for a fantastic dinner. We had over 26 people there, many of which were my sister-in-law's family from California. (Maria) It was fun to have so many people there to celebrate a wonderful day. There is nothing better than being with family. We certainly missed my brother Shane and his family as they are in Missouri, but they were definitely in our thoughts.
To cap off an awesome Christmas, John and I took a couple of the dogs on a walk. We walked about 2 miles in a blizzard, but it was well worth it! Anytime I get to hang out with the hubby is time well spent. We feel so blessed this year with our wonderful children and family. We have truly learned the importance of family as they have supported us and been there for us during good times and bad. Although we have had struggles, we have come to see our blessings because of them. John's family in Manti are fantastic as well as is my family here and in Missouri.