This year, Christmas wasn't about the gifts.
It wasn't about new toys or crisp dollar bills.
New toys were quickly forgotten. Or forgot to be given. :)
This year, our priorities were right.
When I look back at Christmas this year I think about...
...these perfectly formed little lips.
...the friendship this amazing boy built with my cousin Maria as they played for hours on end.
...the unconditional love this girl received from aunts, uncles, grandparents and great grandparents.
...the many arms that lovingly held my 3rd born and the smiles he gave in return.
...time spent with family decorating cookies, sipping hot chocolate, collecting eggs from the barn, and snowmobiling.
...the pure joy these children bring to my life.
...how amazingly blessed I am to have 3 healthy children
(and how perfectly their handmade Christmas outfits turned out).
...how amazingly blessed I am to have a loving husband who is also an attentive and involved father.
...and most importantly, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, with out whom none of this other stuff would matter.
And now, just some more pictures of my 3 month old.