I love Christmas time and our family has been busy making traditions of our own the last few years. We really look forward to this time of year. Friday night was Brian’s work party. It was especially nice because my friend Erin was there also for a bit. We had dinner and a gift exchange. When all was said and done we walked away with a gingerbread tree kit and our pie we brought. People thought it was pretty funny that we took our own pie home, but Kennedy cried when I told her that I didn’t make it for us. Brian loves the pie and would have made me make other if someone else took it. So everyone was happy! Saturday night we went to the cities tree lighting event. We love to go and listen to the beautiful Christmas songs that are performed live. Kennedy and Nathan got to visit with Santa and have their picture taken. We sang songs and took in the Christmas spirit in a beautiful setting. Last night was the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional. Our family invited another family that we met at dance to come with us. I was a bit nervous to ask, but when they accepted I was thrilled. This is the cutest family. They have twin girls that Kennedy just adores. We had a wonderful time. I always love the spirit that the devotional brings to this time of year. It always helps to keep the proper focus on the Savior. I look forward to building a great friendship with them. In fact, we are planning to meet up with them tonight at the Christmas parade.