Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Christmas Thoughts


I was reading this blog the other day, and it caught my attention. I thought what a great idea of sharing what she isn't doing for Christmas. I thought I would share what I am not doing AND what I am doing this year for the Christmas holiday. First of all, in our home we celebrate the whole season of Christmas. I try my best to do fun activities throughout the season to make memories for the entire month of December. They may not be extravagant, but we have fun nonetheless. For example, my husband will be gone until bedtime tonight so he will be missing the supper meal. I decided we would all make waffles together and eat dinner listening to Christmas carols by the fireplace. While that doesn't seem like much, it is fun to change up the routine and just relax together. The kids always enjoy it when we do things like this. What won't I be doing this year? That is simple...I won't be stressing over things and gifts. It will be a low key Christmas for us this year, and I like that. We almost always have a low key Christmas so our kids enjoy things being simple. They don't expect extravagant so they aren't disappointed! How about you? What things will you be NOT being doing this year, and what things WILL you do?

grace and peace,
julie

By the way, I have been playing around with my blog the last few days. I should get it fixed in a few days. I am trying to learn some different things so please be patient with me!

2 comments:

Carmen C. said...

That gingerbread house looks wonderful! Lets see, what I will NOT be doing is alot of store shopping, as my sciatic nerve is causing me alot of grief right now:(
What I WILL be doing is enjoying this Christmas and savoring every moment with my son! He wants to join the Army when he graduates in the spring and if so, not sure where he'll be next Christmas:( I have very mixed emotions on it and alot of worry! I think simple instead of extravagant is the way to go:)

TnFullQuiver said...

Carmen,
I hope your back is feeling better! Simple has always been the way to go in our book. I pray your son makes the right choice for him. The Navy was a great fit for my husband, although it was hard at times!!

grace and peace,
julie