I've learned so many things this Christmas.
This time in Aspen, even though it's only been two weeks, has grown me in so many ways.
I've learned that the simple life I thought I lived, really wasn't that simple.
I've learned that it's not really cramped to have 5 people in 500 square feet...we're quite comfy here.
I've learned how much my kids really are best friends. I keep telling them this, but they are actually living it out here!
Kids really do adjust well to change when they've been prayed over.
Our kids have not argued anymore than usual.
I've learned how to trust God in new ways with our family.
Yesterday, Blake was called in around 11 and didn't come home until 6:15, which meant we spent most of Christmas without our daddy.
Our plans for dinner didn't pan out as planned, so I ended up making chicken noodle soup on the stove. It made me sad that we didn't get to do anything big on Christmas. But then the fact that I got sad about the traditions of Christmas made me embarrassed. I had to constantly remind myself that Christmas was not about traditions...
The GREAT news is that we got to spend Christmas eve with Blake and we captured some cute pics of the kids Christmas day before Blake went in.
We let the boys stay up and watch Polar Express (we wanted to emphasize Jesus on Christmas eve!) and have popcorn and Hot Chocolate! Below is first thing Christmas morning before we let the kids open their stockings!
I very well might be the only mom who put whoopee cushions in her boys' stockings! They were a hit! Sadie LOVES cell phones and was tickled to get her own in her stocking! I love how easy it is to make kids smile!