Monday, December 15, 2014

Rain, Snow or Shine

A few months ago I decided that we would take a self-timer family photo every week after church.  It is amazing to see already how much everyone is growing and how quickly the little ones change.  TO say that my children are not thrilled about this would be accurate.  Especially yesterday when it was snowing.  I'm hoping we made a memory too.  And for some crazy reason I also think in some small way it teaches them that they are what is most important to me.

This holiday season we asked each of them what is the number one thing that matters the most to them for it to feel like Christmas.  It's amazing how many 'running around crazy' type of things can drop off the list when we are reminded that what they care about the most is decorating the tree together as a family, reading a Christmas story together every night, and driving around our neighborhood to look at lights.  The only other big request was to go ice skating.  My children are such a good reminder to me that what they love is feeling safe, warm, and loved.  They don't need it all, they just need what matters most.

Happy Holidays!


  1. I love seeing these pictures, it makes me happy :)

  2. em how are you so wise? i love this post. i try so hard to do and be the right thing. i love the idea of just asking my kids what makes them feel most happy at christmas and focusing on that. being rs pres has been a challenge this month more then any other. trying to find balance and learn to give things to the lord, that it is his work, not mine. i miss you. and love you. and admire you so much.