Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Our Special Christmas 2015 and New Year 2016 Moments~

The month of December and the first part of January have been busy but delightful moments. We have been very involved in missionary endeavors and also have had some sweet moments with family. 
Here is a photo of our missionary district. This was at the first of December and it is always an inspiring meeting. I am especially impressed with the Zone Leaders. These young men are 19-20 year olds and they conduct and run the meetings. The meetings are always inspiring and fun too. One of my favorite parts of the meeting is when we share miracles for the week. It is so incredible to see how the Lord is hastening his work and there are always miracles to share. 
Here is a photo of a few of our Christmas Decorations. I love everything about the Christmas season. I do love the decorations because they bring such a warmth to our home as we celebrate the Birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. 
Our Grandson Jacob and his wife Dana and their little Sagan our Great Grandson came over for a visit. We had a great evening with them. 
We did get some beautiful snow during the Christmas Holiday. I love to look at it but not necessarily be out in it. No snowball fights or snow angels for us this year.The snow was deep and we almost lost our dog Sammy in it. He actually doesn't want to go out at all but when you encourage him to go out; he likes to romp in it. 
Some of these pictures are from our Christmas morning. We loved watching Sammy get into his Christmas Sock. He really liked his new toy. One of my favorite gifts was a painting of the Savior that we first saw at the MTC. My husband got it for us. It is a picture of our dear Savior with tears in his eyes. I know that he sometimes weeps for us. The rest of the photos are from our Family Christmas Dinner that we had on the Sunday after Christmas. 
This is my oldest son Sean and his wife Mary with all of their children; plus my middle daughter Jenni and her husband Michael and their children. 
This is photos of our New Year's Eve Celebration with our Daughter Jenni and Michael and their children Alyssa, Emma and Benjamin. We rang in the new year with the children banging pots and pans. We had lots of goodies to eat and we watched the ball drop and then it was 2016. 
Here is pictures of our family on the Sunday after New Years. It was so awesome to have two families share some sweet moments with us for Christmas and New Years.
We feel so blessed this past year to have all of our children and their families healthy and doing well. 
We look forward to a New Year with more missionary experiences and a few moments of family fun. We are so grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ and continue to worship his birth, life, atonement and resurrection. We know that through Christ, Families Can Be Forever. We are spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that know Him not. We are very thankful to have this unique and special calling as Senior Missionaries.  

7 comments:

Barb said...

Hi LeAnn!

I can't believe how your family has grown, all those little kids are now adults! I guess we just need to be grateful and keep them little in our hearts. Although, I have to sat, you sure do have a few cute great grands... ;0)

I love seeing your Christmas decorations, very festive and pretty. It looked like Sammy had more fun than anyone! Always a good time when family is around!

Hugs and Love,
Barb

Marie Rayner said...

LeAnn, thank you so much for sharing these sweet moments of your special Christmas and New Year! You are so blessed to be able to share these holidays with your family. And you bless us in sharing them with us as well! I am glad you are both enjoying your mission. I don't know what I will do when our mission ends. It will leave a huge hole in our lives! God bless you. Love and hugs. xoxo

Christy Monson said...

What a wonderful missionary journal and family journal. I loved meeting with the missionaries in Zone and District meetings. What a great spirit! Hugs

Susan Anderson said...

Such fun to see pictures of your family!

=D

Debbie said...

gorgeous leann, this entry must have taken a long time to put together. i love the snow and the peak inside your home, it is decorated beautifully for the holiday!!

my favorite time is time with family, your family is as beautiful as it is large ~ it looks like everyone had a wonderful holiday!!!!

Marsha said...

Looks like you had a very blessed Holiday Season, surrounded with family. The magic of Christmas and all it's wonders are best when shared with family. Thank you for sharing all your family photos with us!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have such a beautiful family and I can see from your wonderful photos that everyone had a nice Christmas. Your home looks so pretty. I love the photo of the mountains in your first photo. Beautiful! I've been slow in blogging lately, hope to get back to a more normal schedule. Whatever normal is...ha! Take care and enjoy your week, my friend!

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