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The Christmas Season

I love the Christmas season. 

Celebrating the Christmas season with my family has been helping me keep a positive perspective on life! At our house Christmas is about Christ and the spirit of love and giving.  This year I wanted to do something to countdown the days until Christmas. We have things on our list for every single day and talk about what Christmas really means. I made up 25 days of songs, movies, Bible verses, books, and activities to help us remember the reason the season and hung the countdown on the wall.

When I remember all that Christmas means, I remember the things that are most important in my life, my faith and my family.

 

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A hotdog on his face!

Honestly some times I forget that Andy is just turning 4 next month.  There are times that he talks to me about different things and I feel like I must be the mother of a teenager.  Yesterday while we were making crafts for grandparents and friends he reverted back to his almost 4-year-old self.  Our craft involved stickers that Andy and Joshua had picked out.  Andy picked out food stickers . . . one of which was a hotdog.  The whole process went something like this . . .Andy would pick a sticker and tell me where he wanted to put it.  He picked a hotdog and wanted me to put in on his face!  The hotdog was big enough to cover his entire face and I advised against it and we agreed to put the hotdog in the corner of the photo. While I was helping Joshua place butterflies around his photo Andy moved the hotdog and guess what??? He put it over his face! I had to peel it carefully and then I had to buff the sticker goo off but I saved it!

The Christmas cards are mailed! Christmas crafts started. Christmas gifts are wrapped.  Andy wanted our kitchen to be a “Christmas kitchen” so I made paper snowflakes to put up along our wall.  The Christmas program and candlelight service is tonight and I hope that Andy sings! He has had a lot of practice!  The countdown to Christmas continues!

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Ready of not?

I can’t believe that Christmas is 8 days away.  I still have tons to do, and I only have a couple things done.  I have Christmas cards and I have photos printed to put in the Christmas cards.  I have the kids Christmas shopping done.  I have not addressed my cards.  I have not gotten stamps.  I have not wrapped a single thing. I don’t have the laundry done. I never have the laundry done who am I kidding?  I love a friend’s name for her laundry. She calls it her “nemesis,” and that pretty much sums up what the laundry is for me!  I still need to find a gift for James.  I still want to make some little things.  I really wanted to craft a little bowling set for the kids from plastic bottles that I saved.  A trip to Hobby Lobby is required for some “gesso” so that  paint will stick to the plastic.  I bought a plain long sleeve t-shirt to personalize for Eliana.  I’m thinking about painting little birds and writing Little Sister on it.  I need to place my order for the free calendar that I made through Vista Print.  I still have to pay shipping and I discovered they have an awesome deal for printing business cards. Yesterday I managed to break two of the three drawers of Joshua’s dresser. I think it’s pitiful that “they” don’t make furniture like they used to . . . the front of Joshua’s dresser drawers WERE held on with little flimsy plastic bracket pieces and all 4 pieces on one drawer snapped and 2 on the other snapped in the same day!  I need to figure out if I can fix the drawers some how and it might require power tools and I am not handy with power tools.  I am tempted just to use duct tape! It’s good for everything right?  Not having a place to put away Joshua’s clothes is not helping with the laundry by the way, as if I need another excuse not to put the clean laundry away.  If I don’t get the bowling set or calendar before Christmas I know that can use them as gifts for Andy birthday!  His birthday is January 17th and the final birthday in the August through January celebrations.  That reminds me I need to start planning his party!!!  Ahhhh!!!!  Ready of not Christmas is coming!

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