I missed my post for Tuesday. We had to run some errands Monday night that took us pretty near the temple. We decided to take a look at the grounds, since we were so close. I’m so glad we did. It was truly beautiful and really helped me See Christmas Clearly, not only for the time we walked around the grounds, but for all of Tuesday – it just stayed with me.
(Sean took that one with his iPhone.)
My beautiful thing for today also has to do with a picture, actually 500 of them. I finally got all the kids’ pictures sent off to Costco for one of their Christmas presents. It feels like I’ve been working on it forever! Basically, they will each get about 75 pictures of them from since they were a baby up to present day. Then I have a whole bunch of family pictures of the kids playing together and hiking as a family and doing stuff with their cousins. They will get to hunt and peck through those Christmas day to fill up the rest of their individual photo album. Each child will get a very simple album that they can organize and do whatever they want with. That way, they will each have something to keep by their beds to pull out when they are feeling lonely or sad or they just want to remember something funny. I am hoping that seeing all those pictures of them smiling and playing together will help them know they are deeply loved and needed by every member of our family. Three cheers for getting that one checked off the Christmas to-do list!