Christmas Travels

Christmas 2015

My family and I are in Southern California visiting Jim’s brother. This is the first time we have spent a Christmas Eve and Christmas day waking up in a hotel instead of someone’s house, and I have so many mixed feelings about it.

The home-body side of me misses snuggling with my amazing husband on the couch watching T.V. with the soft glow of the Christmas tree lights. My adventurous side however is enjoying being away from home, with the four of us just being together. My son’s friend’s are not ringing our door bell everyday, and we haven’t once argued over whether or not they can go outside.

This trip has been a wonderful reminder of the reason for the season: the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I’m so grateful for the love and sacrifice He made for my family and I, and everyone who has ever lived. I hope you are had a great Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year.