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Friday, January 15, 2016

Christmas 2015

We had a great Christmas this year!  We took Dawson to see Santa for the first time.  We visited Santa at the Springville Library and Dawson went right up to him to sit on his lap.  He told him that he wanted two presents and loved getting a candy cane!

Our Christmas tree turned out great!  

I love adding a few ornaments each year.  These were this year's additions.

This year was particularly fun because Dawson learned all about everything that has to do with Christmas.  He was so excited for all the fun of the season!

On Christmas Eve I made another "fancy" dinner.  I tried my hand at making a beef roast and it turned out pretty good.

I also made mashed potatoes and homemade gravy from the beef drippings.  We had carrots, rolls, and a chocolate turtle cream pie too.

We all enjoyed our yummy dinner!

After dinner, I used some paper nativity figures to tell the story of Jesus' birth.  I told him that the gift we can give Jesus is to be nice and do what is right.  After all this talk of the importance of remembering Jesus at Christmas time I asked Dawson, "Who do we think about at Christmas time?" to which he replied, "Santa".  Well, I tried.

Then Dawson got to open his Christmas Eve present - pajamas!

During the night, Santa visited our house and brought lots of gifts for Dawson.

 We woke up to a white Christmas!

Dawson was so excited to go downstairs and see what Santa brought him as well as finally get to open all the presents under the tree!  He was pretty excited about all that he got, but his favorite presents were Captain America and Thor.

Dawson also loved his Batman Legos that Daddy helped him build.

It was so much fun watching Dawson open all of his presents.  Although he was super excited about his presents, he was good to let Dave and I have turns opening our presents too.  We were all spoiled by our family members and are grateful for all that we were given.

Christmas mess!

Dawson and Mommy
Christmas 2015

Dawson and Daddy
Christmas 2015

After presents we had yummy cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  Later on, we got to Skype with both of my brothers who are serving missions in Brazil.

We spent the rest of the day relaxing, playing with toys, and watching movies.  Merry Christmas!

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