We had a very nice uneventful Holiday season, thank goodness! (because last year's season was too eventful with stomach flu, lice, and a totaled family car).
I was a little bummed that the kids didn't get out of school until Friday the 21st. and it wasn't even a half day. There just seems to be fun things to do with the kids before Christmas like frosting cookies, crafting etc. And that gave us only 3 days before the big day. It's fine, but just sayin'-
However, now I am ready for them to go back to school and they don't go back until the 8th. Two more full days of kids with lots of energy and cold cold weather outside.
Dustin is home for a few months and won't be going back to school. He is waiting for his mission call! His papers aren't quite submitted but will be within the week I think.
Brennen gets to drive himself to school now. Hooray! He got his license mid December. The day he got his license I had him pick up Cam from piano lessons. nice.
This morning as we had family prayer I looked around at my beautiful family and felt so blessed. I thought how awesome it is that we get to start our day together as a family kneeling in prayer, quiet and away from the world. Though I do enjoy the quiet house when they are away at school, it isn't easy to send them into the world everyday knowing (or not knowing) all that is waiting for them. I am so grateful for my family, the birth of our Savior, and the knowledge and truth of the gospel, and that I have the ability to teach and influence my children in our home, and hopefully, keep them "unspotted from the world."