white christmas

it was a christmas miracle! 
it snowed christmas morning after a whole month of zero snow. 
not just sprinkles, it was full on snowflakes the size of tissue paper! it was amazing!
our car was stuck because there was SO MUCH on our way to his parents that morning. 
i wasn't even mad, it was pretty magical. ask anyone in salt lake.
any present after that was a bonus!

i spent all of the 23rd before our barth german party wrapping my life away. 
i decided to print out pictures instead of tags this year, (maybe i needed a tiny break from 
calligraphy...ha!) but i loved blasting bing crosby while cutting and taping. 


one of my favorite parts of christmas is singing the christmas hymns at church.
ralph's feet were looking extra festive during oh little town of bethlehem.

the barth german party! we eat my favorite german food, do a gift exchange, 
sing christmas carols in german, and hang with the coolest people. 




my fave babes!


their house is pretty much incredible! right on the golf course, and the best view. 

christmas eve morning we did our second annual progressive breakfast with
the gochnour's! so fun. look at his mom's table setting?! cutest 



barth ladies this year! we missed joelle and em! 

does anyone else use these vintage santa mugs!? the best!

the best german cookies handmade by my grandma every year. we each get our own box 
and they are pretty much gone in a blink :)


late christmas eve at my parents after we watched it's a wonderful life. 
(the best tradition)

christmas morning damage at the gochnour's! we were SPOILED. 
after we talked to our amazing sisters on missions, can't wait for 2015 and them 
both to be home!!


this guy always makes sure my christmas is super special. 
(he woke me up at 7 am with a VIDEO CAMERA in my face cause he was 
too excited. ha that footage.........)

already sad to see it go. counting down till next year.....
(not kidding)