"That's What Christmas Is All About Charlie Brown..."

We had a Fantastic Christmas this year!!! It was filled with lots of family and i LOVE that about Christmas time. Probably my favorite part of it all was getting to go to Temple Square with my family on Christmas Eve.... something we haven't done before. It wasn't too cold which made it all the better. Gabe was asleep the whole time in his stroller... until we were ready to leave. It was Beautiful though. I sometimes find that with all the hustle and bustle we do to get ready for Christmas, the true reason why we celebrate gets lost in it all. I was able to really feel what Christmas is all about walking around the Temple grounds. Temple Square is one of my favorite places, but being there on Christmas Eve was really something else!
I had to take all sorts of pictures because it was simply too fantastic!

And my personal Favorite!!!



Our December... So Far.

This post is going to be a picture overload... but who doesn't like pictures right? We have been quite busy during the last month. I made sure I took a lot of pictures so that we could remember it all. So here is our end of November - December recap. 
At the end of November, my sisters, mom, Gabe and I took our annual Girls Trip weekend. We started at Oh Sweet Sadie and started off our Christmas shopping. Oh Sweet Sadie is Amazing. We probably spent an hour and a half there just browsing, trying on things and getting our own crafting ideas. Then we headed up to Park City where we would be spending the night. We went to a good place to eat but I cant remember the name.... Marni wasn't a huge fan of it though. Then we went back to our condo and spent the rest of the night watching Pretty Woman. The next day, we headed over to the Tanger Outlets and Shopped, Shopped, Shopped! Then on our way back we went to a few consignment stores and ended our trip at Tai Pan! I LOVE our girls weekends. It is something we all look forward to all year. 
Allie and I goofing off at OSS

Pretty enough to be a girl

Ok.. that is much better

I have done and am still doing a few little Christmas Crafts. This Advent Calender was the first project I did. I think it turned out pretty darn cute. Thank You Wood Connection.

Then it was time for me to put up the Christmas Decorations.

Please excuse the guy from Dancing with the Stars on our TV. I got my Shelf done and hung right in time to start decorating.

And this is what I get to do every day now that my tree is up. Hang the ornaments back on the tree that Gabe has pulled off throughout the day. He just Loves the sparkly ornaments.

We also went to Zoo Lights with our BFF neighbors, the Lunds. It was the perfect night to go because it wasn't too cold. Gabe loved the tigers and Gorilla. I was quite scared of the gorilla however. It pounded it's chest and everything. I haven't been to the zoo since I was in 1st Grade. It was fun though. We will have to take Gabe back in the summer.

 And just because our little boy is too precious to not put these pictures up...

Sleeping on Aunt Allie's shoulder at Hobby Lobby

Just look at that adorable grin!!

We took a trip to Costco. Gabe is so little compared to these huge isle's.