Tonight is one of those nights that I stopped and looked around and knew that my life is about as good as it gets.  I’m not bragging.  I’m cherishing.  We have most certainly had our share of trials, and I am completely aware that more will come.  However, my heart can’t get much more full.  It’s overflowing.  You see, I have had almost 3 whole weeks with the 5 most treasured people in my life.  I love them to pieces and wouldn’t trade my life for any other.  We didn’t HAVE to go anywhere this Christmas season.  We celebrated our Savior’s birth with our family and friends, and simply enjoyed each other.  We went on a couple of fun little outings, but mostly we just stayed home in our cozy, happy home.  We played games, wrestled, had slumber parties and pillow fights, ate our favorite food, read our favorite Christmas stories, watched movies, drank TONS of hot chocolate, snuggled, and even served.  I have watched my oldest genuinely learn to enjoy his younger siblings and my 2nd oldest learn the joy of sacrifice and giving.  I can’t think of anything that could make my mama heart any happier.  God has blessed me tremendously, and tonight, I am simply cherishing those blessings.

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Trent and Maggie were supposed to go back to school on Monday, but God decided to give me 3 extra days with my kids. So, tomorrow, I think we’ll cozy up on the couch and watch movies… ALL. DAY. LONG.

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