Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmases Past and 2013 Christmas Wishes

Christmas always brings a spirit of giving and a reminder of blessings. I love contemplating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the music, the decorations, the twinkling lights, the food and most importantly being surrounded by those I love.

I have been reminiscing about Christmases past. I do every year. I have been missing my family, Sam's family and special friends. I think about Sam last year alone in Afghanistan on Christmas. I think of my little brother serving a mission in Florida, away from family. I think of how lucky I have been to have been surrounded by family every single Christmas of my life. I have so many priceless memories. Below are some pictures of Christmases past and our 2013 Christmas card. 

We wish you a happy time filled with family, friends, warmth and the true Spirit of Christmas. Make the last few days of 2013 count! :)

Christmas 2007
Christmas 2008
Scheid Family 2009
(Side note: We didn't send Christmas cards our first year married because we had just barely sent thank you cards with a picture of us from our wedding included in the envelope. That is what made me decide to add some wedding photos to this Christmas post!?)
 Hawkes Family 2009
Our first Christmas
Christmas 2009
Londyn's first Christmas 
Christmas 2010
 (I just love how in a matter of seconds, and while taking pictures, Trip fell asleep.)
 Trip's first Christmas
Christmas 2011
 Christmas 2012
Hawkes Family 2013
Scheid Family 2013 Christmas Card

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas. Love watching your little family through the blog. I know living abroad has its challenges, but I love to see how you are soaking up the experience.