Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! I hope your December has been full of love and laughter, remembrance, and celebration of all that you hold dear.

Our December started out great when my husband decided we should dress up and head to the city to take the kids to see the "Nutcracker Ballet." I've always loved the story and music. It brought back a lot of memories... years ago I was privileged to play the role of Clara with my dance studio's rendition. (I really need to dig up those photos)!

Speaking of ballet, we were dazzled by our daughter's holiday performances. They are growing into such sweet little ballerinas. Nothing melts my heart more than a little girl in a leotard with pink tights and pink ballet shoes.

 

We are so lucky to be with Troy's family this year for Christmas. He grew up in South Dakota, where I grew up too. Since then, his family has moved to Utah. It is so fun to visit this beautiful place. The kids got to ride Papa's horses for the first time. What a treat! 




I had the chance to see my dear friend/college roommate Allison. Oh how I love her!


 The kids have made lots of Christmasy treats!

 We had a chance to visit Temple Square (where we were married 9 years ago)!

 
 
 We watched the Nativity, which brought the true meaning of Christmas to our minds. I am so grateful for this time of year, to reflect on the beautiful life of my Savior.

 I hope you have a wonderful holiday vacation. May you be blessed!
See you here in 2013!


 

 cards from minted.com

4 comments:

Elisabetta said...

Merry Christmas to you too dear Rachel and to your lovely family ^_^
I wish we were there in Utah or South Dakota (whatever it is) with you too, my husband is a cowboy and that's the life he would madly live!
God bless you all
with love
Elisabetta from Italy

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!! Enjoy the season and Happy New Year!!

Melissa (Melly Sews) said...

Merry Christmas to you - love the horse rides - how fun!

Carole said...

Just to let you know that your link to Food on Friday: Berries and Currants was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Happy New Year!