Sunday, December 4, 2016


It's now officially Christmas!  Every year we start our celebrations with the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional.  Scott wanted that to become one of our families traditions - and so we start the season with the beautiful Christmas music and messages from our Church leaders.  In more recent years, we've watched it at home and added hot chocolate with candy canes to the mix.  So... as we prepared to watch the broadcast this afternoon after church, Scott suggested we invite the Bettenhausens to enjoy the music and messages (and of course, hot chocolate) with us!  Our home is decorated and we thought it would be fun to share the spirit and holiday decore with our Kentucky family!  It was great to share with them!  Check it out:
Lovin' our hot chocolate!
Lovin' the broadcast!
Lovin' Fig Newton!
Lovin' Kotten Kandy and Apple Pie!
Two of my favorite guys: Jelly Bean and Scott
I enjoyed watching these adorable kids play with the child-friendly nativities I own.
I hope they can remember the true meaning of Christmas, in part, because of them!
At least Raisin seemed to really enjoy the wise men's camel
Apple Pie kept setting up the scene of Christ's birth!
And Raisin rocked out to the sounds of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir....
My favorite message was about peace and how the birth of Christ was not the beginning or the end of the story.  I am truly grateful for Jesus Christ - His whole story and sacrifice!  That's why I collect nativities and decorate the way I do.
Merry Christmas!


  1. Lovely! You are so amazing Sister!

  2. I'd not considered that the birth was not the beginning before. The death not the end - yes, but the two together spell "ETERNITY", don't they? Thanks for the peek into your lives... Mom/Mil