Thursday, December 10, 2009
Our traditions are this, we go to the Christmas concerts for the kids. We go caroling with a church group or scouts at the local nursing home. We perform in the live nativity and become icicles. But we also go on sleigh rides and get warm by the bonfire. We drive around town and look at all the lights everyone has put on their houses.We sing solos during Christmas Eve church service. We open one gift Christmas Eve and the rest Christmas morning. Christmas morning we spend enjoying our gifts and each other. We usually watch White Christmas, The Santa Clause, and a few other Christmas movies during some weekend. I try to fit in making cookies but that sometimes does not happen.
During Christmas time we are busy with school and basketball games. Next year will be different as we won't have basketball games to go to anymore. I might find more time to bake those cookies. We see how it goes and what new traditions will form as our family changes.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
This is my first page in my Christmas journal. I love doing this activitiy every year. It gives me something to look forward to every day. I can sometimes get too caught up in the push and shove to really stop and enjoy the season just for its own sake.
Starting Dec 1st, I will keep a Christmas journal. In it, I will write something every day to reflect on the holidays of my past, enjoy the holidays of my present, and dream about the holidays of my future.
To some this will be a stack of papers and trivial scribbles, but NOT to me. I am taking back my Christmas. I am letting be something I relish and most importantly, I am giving at least 15 minutes every day to myself no matter how crazy the season becomes. I hope you will share, encourage and understand as I make something with my own hands, my own words and my own memories.
Enjoy the season: I will.