We focused on non-tangible gifts for one another, gifts which enhanced family relationships - gifts that reflect the Savior's love and purpose for family. We gave very small purchased gifts that were well-thought out. We did have our Christmas Devotionals. Everyone tried hard to be cooperative as we planned our days out at the parks. It wasn't perfect all the time, but efforts were made and patience was found.
I never sent out Christmas cards, I delivered a few goodies, I wrapped only a few presents. I forgot our stockings in Maryland! Here is a mixture of photos from Disneyworld as well as Universal Studios.
|First night - Downtown Disney|
|Attack of the BIRDS on the Ferry Ride to Magic Kingdom|
|LOVE the parades - wish I could have seen more of them|
|Attacking a childhood nightmare - and winning this time|
|Butter Beer- only BEER these children better ever drink.|
|Gift bags for "stocking items" since I forgot the stockings....|
After many months in 2010 which were extremely difficult, I often teared up thinking about how thankful I was that we were all together again. I wasn't sure that would happen. The Lord blessed us. We saw the holidays differently than before. There are several things that I would repeat again the next holiday season. I LOVED being stress-free - I can't say that enough. I don't think I will have that luxury again, but I will certainly seek it out!
Guess I'll have to WAIT and see......