When I started dating PJ, I spent Christmas with his family and even though they were very welcoming, it still wasn't my family. It's really hard to get into the whole Christmas spirit when it feels like you have no one to share it with. But this year, this year was different. This year, I have been in PJ's family for a year and a half not counting the 2 Christmases before that when we dated so people are used to having me around. Even though last year we had our own apartment, we knew we would have to move by the time Christmas came around because our jobs weren't working out, so this year we had more job security and that's a really great thing when you're thinking about spending any money on presants. Above all though, this year I really felt the Christmas spirit loud and clear. Every time I heard "What Child is This", or "O Come O Come Emmanuel", and especially the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, tears streamed from my eyes. I could feel the spirit testify of this child's miraculous birth, testify that He is in fact our Saviour, that this life is not for naught, and I could also feel that He knew I knew these things. This year, it really wasn't about the presants. I found myself telling PJ "it's okay if you don't get my anything" and meaning it. It's truly been a wonderful Christmas season. I am so thankful for the best presant of all; the Saviours birth. "Wonderful! Counselor! The Prince of Peace!"
I also want to add in a recipe I made for Christmas with PJ's grand -parents. Really easy and turned out really good! I got already made pizza crusts, cut them into circles and baked them for 10 min. to get them crunchy, sliced some tomatoes and fresh mozzerella cheese and assembeled it like this: some pesto brushed on the crust, layer a tomato, fresh basil leaf, and finally mozzerella on top. They were so good- even PJ liked them! Christmas colors too.