The first "Christmasy" thing we did this year is go to a local nativity exhibit that our stake was holding. There were hundreds of different nativities, even some from Alaska that were like mine. Someday Ben and I will buy a "real" nativity, but in the meantime, this one will do.
Plus, it always reminds me of my mission.
Just saying hi.
We are very excited to drive to Nevada next week to spend Christmas with my side of the family, especially since some of them have never seen Ellie (like my brother Andrew and my Brown grandparents). We love this time of year because of the focus on family, but especially the focus on Christ. How thankful I am that He was born, that He came to earth as our Savior and King. Joy to the world indeed!