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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

It is in the love of one's family
only that heartfelt happiness is known.

Thomas Jefferson

I don't think I have been this tired in a very long time. Our Christmas was hands down the best Christmas Jeff and I have ever had together and we are exhausted!
I have so many wonderful experiences that were truly a gift given to our family this year, I really never knew Christmas could feel so good!
and the quote from Thomas Jefferson that we used this year on our Christmas Card has whole new meaning. The past two days we learned about how large our family circle is
and discovered a new found happiness. Merry Christmas 2007
Jeff, Kristi, Annie Kate, Caroline and Sally Jane

20 comments:

Autumn said...

Merry Christmas to your family! I have really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog! You do some amazing things & are teaching your girls some wonderful lessons!

Thanks for being a shining example to the rest of the world!

Autumn

pjmesser said...

Oh kristi- I am so happy everything went well with all the things you had going on this Christmas.

I couldn't help but think about your ward downtown today & all the wonderful generosity of so many good people.

Thank you so much for sharing the journey. It is such a beautiful thing you have done & are doing for others & your family.
Merry Christmas!!~ patsy

Poppy said...

What beautiful girls and what a beautiful person you are. I thank you for your example of service and joy of the Christmas Spirit. You are an inspiration.

Tasha said...

Merry Christmas! You deserve a long winter's nap!

PS LOVED the card!

Jill said...

You guys must be so exhausted after all of your deliveries and all of the emotions you've been experiencing. I hope you can get some quality rest and time at home to veg out before the next big thing comes along. Phew!!

Hannah said...

Your card looks so cute! Your girls are beautiful!

I am just getting caught up and wow! Your family is amazing and it all looks so exhausting and fulfilling at the same time. What a gift you are.

lelly said...

Merry Christmas to you all! the girls are beautiful!

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

I love it!!! I hope you had a magical Christmas and it was worth all the hard work you put into it! Hope you get some rest!

carlo said...

what a wonderful card and such sweet, sweet thoughts.

so glad you were our Pink Christmas Mrs Claus but more importantly that you were able to be Mrs Claus for your ward. The example you have set for your girls? For the ward? For all of us? PRICELESS!

Just wonderful!!!!!

Rachel said...

Merry Christmas! Love the quote on your card...the girls aren't too shabby themselves! ;)

Shauna said...

Merry Christmas! You are experiencing the best tired ever. The tired that comes from serving with all your heart! I love what Spencer W Kimball said, "My life is like my shoes...made to be worn out in service."
Thank you for your example of service!

RoRo said...

Merry Christmas! That's a beautiful card and great quote! Also can't wait to hear how your deliveries went for your ward downtown.

michelle said...

I can imagine this was your best Christmas ever -- it's going to be hard to beat! I can't wait to hear more of the details. I hope you get some nice rest in now.

LJ said...

Merry Merry Christmas! It was an awesome Christmas year wasn't it? Love you!

Laurie said...

Darling!!

Price Cream Parlor said...

Love the Christmas card! Your girls are darling and so happy! Must have a great Mom! :-)
Hope you had a MERRY CHRISTMAS with all your deliveries and happy hearts!

Nikki said...

Merry Christmas Kristi! Your girls are beauties! Love the pictures!

You have inspired and encouraged me a great deal since I began reading your blog a few months ago. You are an example to us all of determination, creativity, love, and true Christlike charity and service.
I (like everyone else who reads your blog)are excited to read your Christmas story- and look forward to another year of inspiration from you.
Thank you so much- you've changed and helped more people than you know.

Amanda :-) said...

Kristi, I just got your wonderful Christmas card today (28th) which was a lovely surprise. Thanks for including us in your mailing list!

Erin had her eye on the red bobble hanger and wanted to make a necklace out of it, the little tyke! (It's safe from her destructive hands, by the way!)

Yes, you must be knackered after all the things you've done in the lead-up to Christmas. I think it's wonderful that the work you did for your ward will just keep showing itself for a long, long time. How blind are those who think Christmas is just 25th December? You teach us all some incredibly important lessons. xx

Tip Junkie said...

Merry Christmas! Your girls are so adorable and I love the dresses you picked out. Your card turned out amazing.

Suzie Petunia said...

Oh my goodness, your girls are beautiful! I'm so glad you had a perfect Christmas with the family. Mine has been pretty darn good, too. I just love that.