Friday, December 2, 2011

December is a big month

As soon as Thanksgiving is over and December arrives the speed of things increase and we get so busy; parties, gifts, shopping and Santa. Which is fun in and of itself but I really want the baby to have memories of Christmas to be more about celebrating the birth of our Savior and not so much about Santa and toys. I do love December and the holidays but we are determined this year to really enjoy the peace and joy of this season.

One thing we decided would help is to make an advent calendar using my grandmas's wall hanging. We plan out and carry out one service/gift each day as well as a little scripture calendar of all the prophecies and events around Christ's birth. We are only a few days into December but it has brought a calming spirit to the holidays. And I think a different focus.

Everything about our Christmas decorations has to change this year. We still have yet to get a tree because of the babies and there business (the dog and baby K climb and jump off and onto everything now). We will find on that will work and it will be nice to have a few little ornaments out.

1 comment:

D.B. said...

I was recently discussing this with a coworker. We have a little 4 ft. tree up on a pretty big cedar chest. My coworker said her dad had the tree knocked over so man times he finally ran a cable into the ceiling or wall to keep it from falling over. Good Luck!