Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Extravaganza

This weekend was chalk full of Christmas cheer. We've been trying to focus more on the true meaning of Christmas, which is of course, Jesus Christ. So we packed our weekend with activities that helped us think of him. On Friday night we went to our stake's performance of Handel's Messiah. We have incredibly talented friends, and it was a beautiful program. I've had the "Hallelujah" chorus stuck in my head ever since.

On Saturday we went to the temple and then got our (unfortunately) fake tree at Wal-Mart. It turned out nicely though thanks mainly to Cole and his decorating expertise.

The master at work
Oh and notice Santa peeking out from behind the tree? Cole proposed to me with him so he now appears in all our Christmas tree photos

Sunday we watched the First Presidency's Christmas devotional and had Jill + Quintin over for some cookie decorating. It was a really peaceful, perfect weekend.


Vanessa said...

So fun running into you in the Christmas Tree section at Wal-Mart! I think you guys made a good choice. Your tree looks awesome! Can't even tell it is a fake. Why can't my tree-from-a-box look that good? I think Cole needs to come over and fix mine, cuz it looks pretty pathetic. :)

Jill said...

The cookies were delicious! And your Christmas decorations look awesome!