Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Celebration


Okay, I've gotta make this quick.

I am babysitting my 1 year old nephew today!
Whew, he's into everything. I forgot how fast those lil' guys are. haha!

Anyway, I wanted to post our family Advent Calender.
It was fun to make & only cost a few buckaroo's!

Christmas this year is all about going back to basics.
Not a lot of money will do that to you (all away across the board) but I think it's great!
Lack of money enables creativity to shine & makes you REALLY look at the true meaning of Christmas, rather than how many presents are under the tree.

Here are a few of the things we will be doing to celebrate the coming holiday:

Drink hot cocoa with homemade marshmallows
Read the Christmas Bible story
Watch "It's a Wonderful Life"
Write letters to Santa
Donate a gift to a child in need
Donate food to a food drive
Make Xmas cookies
Make a popcorn strand
Make Xmas cards
Decorate our Xmas tree
Listen to Xmas music & dance our buns off
Have a special dinner by candle light
Make Xmas candy

Anyway, it's nothing fancy, but we started this last year and the kids had so much fun.
I remember they prayed and thanked God that their mommy let them celebrate Xmas every day.
It's the lil' things in life, remember.

2 comments:

Fabulous Foys said...

What great ideas! I'm gonna copy you (if you don't mind). You're such a funtastic mama ;)

kelbell said...

Great way to make the heart of it all shine! Your love for your family is so amazing.