Since Yesterday was December 1st, Fox Hill turned into Christmas Fox Hill.
After the Little Nies came home from school, we loaded everyone in the truck,
headed to our favorite Christmas Tree stand, and picked out
four beautiful Christmas trees.
One is for the dining room window, one is for the family room window,
one is for the girl's room window, and one is for the boy's room window.
It's important they are by windows.
While Mr. Nielson set up the large trees, I prepared dinner,
the Little Nies were upstairs in their cozy rooms, decorating
and lighting their trees.
Meanwhile, Lottie opened all our Christmas decoration boxes in her Elsa dress.
They were laughing (and teasing) each other and singing along to
the Christmas music we had blasting throughout the house.
I wish I could adequately describe how beautiful it was.
I have happy, special memories locked in my head, and I can pull them
out and think about them when I need a pick-me-up.
I did this many times in the hospital, especially when I was drowning in
depression, and I didn't think my life would get better.
Memories like when Mr. Nielson and I got married- the day was magical!
Or when each of my children was born, they smelled soooo good!
Or memories at my family's cabin in Wasllburg, Utah.
Or at the ranch in New Mexico.
Holidays, mealtimes, hiking, Summers, snow falling in the dark sky,
and most of my childhood memories.
Today was definitely another memory saved.
I am excited to show how the trees turned out.
Christmas Advent GIF Day Two:
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Sadly, I will NOT be chatting tomorrow on Mormon.org.
Mr. Nielson and I will return on Wednesday, December 9th next week.
(in the meantime, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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