Wednesday, December 30, 2015

merry christmas

Our first married Christmas was great!  We loved our little Christmas tree, nativity scene, decorations, and lights around our little apartment.  We spent lots of time with family and enjoyed spending more time with each other.  We spent Christmas Eve with Nik's family and ate some delicious food.  Afterwards we came back to our place and read the Christmas story out of the scriptures.  It's always been one of my favorite things to do to remember the reason for the season.

Nik and I then decided we would let each other open a gift each.  We both got too excited to give our gifts to each other so we decided to just open all of them since it was technically Christmas (around 1:30 in the morning haha).  We both loved seeing each other's reactions.  One of the greatest things about Christmas is serving and giving to others.

Christmas morning we slept in and then headed over to my families house.  My siblings draw names and do a gift exchange every year for Christmas.  It was fun to have Nik and Billy included in the gift exchange.  We exchanged our gifts and then opened more gifts from my parents.  They sure do like to spoil us!

We ate some delicious food and then waited for Emily to call us.  It was so fun to hear from her and about her experiences in the MTC.  Nik and I sure do miss her and are counting the days down.  We sure are proud of Hermana Eschmoozes.

After talking to Emily we visited both of my grandma's.  It was fun to visit them and see them again.  There's nothing quite like spending time with family for Christmas.  I loved our first married Christmas together and can't wait for many more to come.  To celebrate the Savior, His birth, the mortal live He lived, and the knowledge that He lives.  The Christmas season is the perfect time to love more, give more, be more thankful, and truly act as a disciple of Christ.

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