I've been thinking about this past Christmas quite a bit lately. Mainly, because I was thinking how much I liked it this year. I mean, I like it every year, but this year seemed extra fun because of our visit to Zion Ponderosa.
Growing up, my family would have multiple "Christmas Days." My dad is an airline pilot, so he isn't always home on the traditional Christmas Day. Sometimes, we would have Christmas before the true date, some times after. Plus, my mom would put together a little Christmas on Christmas Day, but we'd wait for the majority to celebrate with our dad. Then later on Christmas Day, we would always go to my grandma's and open presents from her and cousins. So really, we always had multiple Christmas celebrations.
Now that I have my own family, that now includes my husbands family, it seems we still keep that tradition of multiple Christmas Days alive. My husbands family lives in Southern Utah, my mom in Northern Utah and my dad lives out of state. So this year, we had so many Christmas Days, the kids just thought presents came for weeks.
This is the first year we've really talked about Santa. While they were excited to hear about him, I don't think they quite got it still, because it never came up that Santa came a few different times. I'm just super grateful that we could have our own family Christmas Day. (again, it didn't actually fall on the real Christmas Day)
I usually don't go big on Christmas and this year I did "4 Things." 1 thing to Read, Need, Wear and Want. It worked out perfect. We made up our list and sent them to Santa and the kids talked non-stop about the one thing they wanted.
So when they opened their present they were pretty excited, since they had been talking about their "want" for weeks.
Spent in the quiet resort of Zion Ponderosa, playing in our favorite red sand and National Park, it was the perfect Christmas Day for us.
If you always travel for Christmas, be sure to add Zion Ponderosa Resort to your list for the perfect, quiet getaway! Summer or Winter.
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