Sunday, January 3, 2016

Christmas Break

I am so bummed that Christmas break is coming to an end and we won't have daddy home to play with us everyday, but we had a lot of fun while it lasted.  I love the Christmas season and all the things that come with it.  This year we started the season off with the ward's cowboy Christmas party.  Paul got to meet Santa for the first time, too.  It was a lot of fun. 
 We always love to go see the temple lights as a Christmas tradition.  It is nice that we can still do this living in Arizona and having a temple that lights up at Christmas.  This year we went twice.  I love looking at the lights to get into the spirit of Christmas and Paul loves looking at lights, too, of course.
This year we flew to Reno to my parent's house for Christmas.  My sisters Amy and Janet were both going to be there and it was the first time we had the whole family together since our wedding over three years ago.  It was so fun to see all the nephews and niece and have us all there.  One of the other perks of leaving Arizona: we got to have our white Christmas and give our little Arizona baby a white Christmas for his first Christmas!
Paul was a perfect angel on all of our flights.
 Paul started to crawl pretty good and got better and better at it everyday while trying to get in on the action with his older cousins.
Paul and his cousins

He was excited about all his goodies from Santa
 When we got back to Phoenix, we took a trip to the Zoo for the zoo lights.  They were fun but we wished we could have also seen some animals.

Paul with all his awesome surprises from Grandma and Grandpa Chandler

We even got to have a little second Christmas and see Paul spoiled all over again when Grandma and Grandpa Chandler's package arrived!

Paul spent the whole season getting into all the fun Christmas things around the house.
 We are sad to see daddy go back to work but glad we got him to install pretty new sink faucets and a whole new shelf in the closet while we had him ;-) We hope everyone else had a wonderful holiday with friends, family, and the spirit of Christ!