Thursday, December 25, 2008

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a wonderful time of year! I love the snow, the presents, the family-time, the lights, the music, the tree, my nativity set, the food...everything! And this year has not let me down! We spent our Christmas in Burley with Mike's family. Since Mike's mom is from Colombia, we decided to do Christmas Colombian-style and open our presents at midnight Christmas morning. We spent Christmas Eve eating great food, playing games, sharing our goals for the next year because none of us we be there for New Years, and when midnight rolled around, we dug into the pile of presents under the tree! Here are some pictures of all our festivities...

Our Christmas Eve started out with lots and lots of snow! Mike's house was covered so much!!!

Our Christmas tree!

I can't believe this happened again, but Mike got caught cooking part of the dinner for Christmas Eve! His mom looks shocked. He is getting really good at garlic cheddar biscuits so if you're hungry you know who to call!

Mike read the Tale of the Three Trees and Dad Hoggan read the story of Christ's birth from Luke, it was a great reminder of what Christmas is really about.

The entire Hoggan family!

Everyone looks excited except for me...and I don't know what face that is exactly.

Mom and Dad Hoggan, aren't they cute?

Mike's beautiful twin sisters, Liz and Lynnette.

That was a huge pile of paper, bows, and bags. Everyone got so spoiled. Me, especially. We are so grateful for family! We have been blessed with two wonderful families who love and support us. We are grateful for this wonderful holiday time to remember all our blessings and our Savior Jesus Christ. We know that He lived and that He lived a great, perfect life. We can only hope to be more like Him each day. Thank-you to all our family and friends for everything you do. We love you, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and we wish you the best!


Brandon said...

That is really fun that all of Mike's siblings were home for Christmas! You are all such a cute bunch! Amen to the tons of snow. I think it has been a huge winter for snow for everyone. Even Walla Walla has had abnormal measures of snowfall for this time of year!!!

Mike and Hillary said...

hey guys what are you up to? how is school? let us know when you're in burley we would love to hang out. take care!