Christmas Celebrations

Oh my goodness, I haven’t blogged in forever! So first off, Merry Christmas!! 
The week before Christmas Scott was in Florida for a business trip. I missed him lots. So, to pass the time I went Christmas Shopping, wrapped gifts, baked yummy things, cut paper snowflakes and put together neighbor gifts.  
Aren’t those cookie tins so cute? I found them at the dollar store!  
 My family came into town on Monday and we spent the day decorating cookies, making a gingerbread house, watching a Christmas movie, shopping and eating cafe rio of course. It was fantastic! That night we spent the evening with all of my extended family for our annual progressive dinner. We ate delicious food, exchanged our gifts, rang our Christmas bells and sang Christmas carols. 
 Sadly, I woke up Tuesday morning sick as a dog. It was a pretty horrible day. I finally went to the doctor that evening and was diagnosed with viral gastroenteritis (had never heard of that before) it’s also called the “stomach flu” and basically, it has been my worst enemy. I can say, that I found the only way to lose weight over the holiday though. 
 Christmas Eve I wok up feeling SO much better! We went out to lunch with my family. I didn’t get anything to eat and only drank my Gatorade. The look the waiter gave me was pretty hilarious. I should have told him I wasn’t contagious.   
 We spent Christmas Eve night with Scott’s family. It was a lot of fun. We ate homemade clam chowder in bread bowls (well everyone else did haha), sang Christmas Carols, acted out the nativity (hilarious.) and opened our pajamas. 
We woke up to three beautiful inches of snow! A Christmas miracle! 
We spent Christmas morning with Scott’s family and then went over to spend some time with my family later in the day at my uncle’s house. 
My little sis made herself a comfy bed amid the present opening mess.
 The day after Christmas we spent with my family before they started their drive back to New Mexico and then we went with Scott’s family that night to see the lights on Temple Square. 
Temple Square is probably my favorite place in the world. So many wonderful and beautiful memories there. 
You can’t see us very well and we’re pretty bundled up because it was FREEZING, but we’re there.

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  1. Mila Adams on December 29, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I loved how much it snowed this Christmas. It made it so much more magical. Your Christmas looks amazing. xo.

  2. Hannah on December 30, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Wow I can't believe you found those tins at the dollar store! I will need to check there next year for Christmas stuff! Looks like you had a great Christmas, despite the getting sick part 🙁

  3. Kelly on December 30, 2014 at 5:10 am

    It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas despite being sick!

  4. Unknown on December 30, 2014 at 5:45 am

    i don't like snow very much but when i go home to california for christmas, i'm kinda of jealous of the white christmas in utah! i got christmas stuff at the dollar store too! who knew!xo, pocket of blossoms

  5. The Girl who Loved to Write on December 30, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Such gorgeous pictures! I hope you're all better now!

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