Saturday, December 24, 2011

decorate the tree, hang mistletoe and stand by me

 Guys. It's Christmas Eve. The second happiest day of the year. Also longest night of the year. I'm so excited. And so thankful for the season. I had the opportunity to attend this year's First Presidency Christmas Devotional. This was my favorite part from President Uchtdorf:

We like the wisemen of old, should seek the Christ and lay before Him the most precious of gifts: a broken heart and a contrite spirit. We should offer Him our love. We should give Him our willingness to take upon ourselves His name and walk in the path of discipleship. We should promise to remember Him always, to emulate His example and to go about doing good... He doesn't expect us to move mountains, but He does require that we bring as gifts our best efforts to move ourselves, one foot in front of the other.
Nic and me before Church last Sunday. Blinkin. (PS the dress I'm wearing is my new favorite. I feel like a figure skater/ballerina in it. You can't tell in the pic, but there is an exposed zipper on the back. So fun and so twirly)
 Probably the only WIWT pic ever on this blog. This was taken pre-Christmas party, while I was instructing my sister on what I wanted her to capture in the pic, hence my odd/joyous expression. Everything is from H&M except the shoes. They are borrowed from my mother/Calvin Klein. One of the frivolous things I miss about home is my mom's shoe collection. She has the best selection of dress shoes that are sorely missed when I'm at school.
 Glam. Isn't Alyanna's dress awesome? I picked it out.
Yesterday was my mom's birthday. I had a great time just bonding with her all day. I miss her so much when I'm at school and realize just how much she does for me when I'm away from her. I love being home and hanging out with her and going to Costco/running errands. My mom is my ultimate role model in everything she does. She is a wonderful homemaker, great at her career, magnifies her calling and is a kind and loving mother. I am amazed by her all the time. I love you, happy birthday Mommy!

I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas with the people they love. Also, make sure to fully exhaust the playing of Christmas music, especially Justin Bieber's Under the Mistletoe, because come Monday, no more xmas tunes til next December.