Sunday, December 26, 2010
So Christmas was AWESOME! I genuinely enjoyed it. It was the year of clothes, coach, and remembering what family and religion is all about. I realized quickly (starting New Years Eve) that I am loved. I had to opportunity to be surrounded by 18 people who love me. We all wore our best and chatted quite a bit. I got to talk to everyone at some point and genuinely enjoyed catching up with everyone. My favorite food of the night was baked brie (sp?) it was amazing!! The next morning we opened presents, the highlights of Christmas #1 (my family) was the dishware that we got from my parents and the coach purse from my grandparents. Luckily, ALL of my family came over before Adam and I had to leave. Adam loved all of his presents that I gave him and it was fun to be able to give them to him. I made pajama pants (Yes, I sewed them with help from my grandma) for my two sisters and I'm very proud of them.
Christmas #2 began as soon as we (Adam and I) got to Carlsbad. I have gotten to spend time with the Figgats for the last two and feel so incredibly blessed to be marrying into such a wonderful family. We opened presents and Adam gave me a beautiful robin's egg colored coach purse. I felt totally spoiled to have gotten such an awesome gift from an awesome guy. I got to spend time with Jason and Lora (soon to be brother and sister in law), Grandma Norma (Adam's grandma), and Adam's parents. I felt so loved; I'm genuinely looking forward to being an addition to their family.
Finally, I want to mention the "true meaning of Christmas". I know that everyone says it, but I took some time early Christmas Eve morning to ponder Christ and his the great importance of his birth and life. I read "The Living Christ" (http://lds.org/Static%20Files/PDF/Manuals/TheLivingChrist_TheTestimonyOfTheApostles_36299_eng.pdf). It reminded that He is eternal and gave all, not only for me but for all of humanity. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a member of the LDS church and have the sure knowledge that Christ lives. I'm grateful for the opportunity to remember that.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
Posted by Evi Figgat at 4:31 PM