Merry Christmas!

I’m sitting here this Christmas evening on my couch with only the light of the Christmas tree and the glow of the fire. This is where I feel joy and peace. I recently wrote about all the things I want to do but don’t have time for, and last night Ryan and I listened to a General Conference talk that changed my perspective on those things a bit. The talk is called Happiness, Your Heritage by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. He talks about the importance of creativity and compassion to our happiness, and how you don’t have to be artistic to be creative.

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Christmas Eve Traditions

This is the first Chrstmas Eve we’ve spent on our own in our own home. It’s exciting, but also a little sad because we are still contagious and we miss seeing our extended family. We did our best to uphold our favorite Christmas Eve traditions even though this year was a little different than years past. Usually on Christmas Eve we have a pizza party with family, a white elephant gift exchange, we act out the Nativity while someone reads the story of Christ’s birth, and the kids get to each open one gift before they go to bed.

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