Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Parties

I invited some of my friends over for a Girlfriend Breakfast (actually I had to have two because they all couldn't come on the same date).  Seriously, I could have invited just about every woman in our ward, but too much stress to try and do that on my own.  This is my friend, Emily.  She had her dad call to tell her mom that she wanted to come have breakfast with us.  It took me 4 tries to get a picture of her with a smile and her eyes open. was fun having many sweet friends over and to load up on Christmas hugs!

 My sis-in-law, Cindy Sweet, had the guys hold these pictures of santa up while everyone sang a song.  They cards are suppose to spell SANTA.  I missed this, but Sam had Jake take his letter to the end and then it spelled SATAN.  My family is such a crack up!

Santa made an appearance

I don't know, exactly, why James is in my family picture...maybe he's Santa's Helper!

Aunt Belva and Uncle Bob are adopted Sweets.

These two little boys cracked me up.  They were at the church for a scout meeting, saw the party and decided to help themselves to our dinner.  Our parties are so cool we get party crashers! LOL

No pics, but we went out to Saratoga Springs for a yummy steak dinner for the Holladay Christmas party!  The food was sooo good, I ate too much!  It was great to see most of the Holladay clan.

My primary class came over for a party.  I had boy gift bags and girl gift bags.  One of the girls wanted a boy gift bag because she loved cars!  I told her I didn't mind, but the boy who got her bag might.

Now I just want to curl up in my soft chair, by my fake Christmas tree and my fake fireplace and relax.

If you want to read what my family has been up to this past year, you can read my no family update letter.  Let's just say we are doing good right now.  This year has brought lots of surprises...some good, some not so much.

I'm not sure what kind of year I should wish for next year.  No challenges means no growth.  I suppose I will wish to be prepared for whatever this next year holds in store, treasure all the good times, appreciate the peace in my heart and the love of my family and friends.

My Christmas wish for you, is that whatever life brings you this year, may you never feel alone or unloved.  Don't be afraid to close the doors on the bad stuff.  If something makes you sad, it's ok to change the subject.  Always look up when you only feel like looking down.  Trust that God knows what's best.  Do the best you can and let Him fill in the blanks.  No one is more awesome at doing that than He is.  Look for the good and you will find it.  Smile, then get someone else to...everyday!  I wish each of you a peaceful, happy heart.

God Bless!

1 comment:

Fern said...

Great pictures- we missed being there this year, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas !!