our {great} weekend

Our little family had one jam-packed weekend.

We went with another couple {who also have a little one-year-old boy} to the temple bright dark and early Saturday morning. I will admit when the alarm went off at 4:30am I was not jumping out of bed to get going- but there is something so peaceful about driving when the rest of the world seems to still be sleeping. Sitting in the warm, white, beautiful temple was wonderful. So calming and beautiful. I love the temple.

That evening was our ward Christmas party. It's hard to put into words how much the friends we have made here have helped us to feel "at home" in our new home over the past year. It just felt like one big family dinner. 

And after a great day at church on Sunday there was a Christmas concert. Aren't choirs awesome- especially when they're singing Christmas music? I watched most of it from the back with the other moms with babies, who were up past their bedtimes. Trey loved the music and was dancing {waving his hands in the air} away.

And waking up this morning, to the warm weather and a smiley boy, just makes everything 1000x better.

"It’s so easy in life for us to receive blessings, many of them almost uncounted, and have things happen in our lives that can help change our lives, improve our lives, and bring the Spirit into our lives. But we sometimes take them for granted. How grateful we should be for the blessings that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings into our hearts and souls. I would remind all of you that if we’re ever going to show gratitude properly to our Heavenly Father, we should do it with all of our heart, might, mind, and strength—because it was He who gave us life and breath"
David B. Haight, "Were There Not Ten Cleansed?

I am grateful, that even when days seem a bit crazy, it only takes a moment to realize it is because of the countless blessing we have in our life.
{Trey "feeding" himself some yogurt}

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