My children have been such great troopers in the last few years. They have been moved around a lot. Lived in another country. Suffered though home schooling with me. And had two crazy, non-traditional Christmases in a row. So this year, we asked them what they wanted for Christmas, they said that they wanted to go back to Utah to be with family. Ty and I told them that money is tight this year and we didn't think that we should make the trip. Well, my darling boys told us that we should not buy them any presents this year but use the money to drive to Utah instead. I am grateful for their good example to me. People are more important than possessions. They haven't wavered in their decision at all. They haven't been asking for gifts or anything. (Although they did count how many grandma had under the tree for them). We are blessed to have so many people that love us. I am thankful to be in Utah and spend time with some of them! (For those of you that are concerned, we did smuggle some gifts into grandma's closet that we'll surprise them with ;).
Merry Christmas Everyone! We love you!