"In each of us there is at Christmastime something of our childhood. We all revel in the fun of Christmas—of giving and receiving tinseled presents, of singing favorite carols, of feasting on goodies we never miss at other seasons, of gathering together as family and friends, all having a wonderful time. But there is something else, something better, and that is to sit together as families and read again the fascinating story of the birth of Jesus, who was born in Bethlehem of Judea...
Christmas is more than trees and twinkling lights, more than toys and gifts and baubles of a hundred varieties. It is love. It is the love of the Son of God for all mankind. It reaches out beyond our power to comprehend. It is magnificent and beautiful. It is peace. It is the peace which comforts, which sustains, which blesses all who accept it." ~ President Gordon B. Hinckley, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Monday, December 24, 2007
There will be plenty of posts and pictures coming to show our Christmas activities. Tonight we had a wonderful Christmas Eve, and although the kids are obviously wired and excited for presents, I tried to keep the true spirit of Christmas in my heart. We didn't do cards this year - but I wanted to wish our blog readers a Merry Christmas. However you celebrate, we hope you feel the joy of the season!