Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ho, Ho, Ho...


It has been a good Christmas. I'm pretty sure Evie doesn't get that we are celebrating the birth of our Savior, or why she has to pull paper off of her new toys before she can play with them. It definitely feels like I've left being a kid behind. Santa no longer leaves toys for me... BUT I had a lot of fun being Santa. Giving is definitely much more exciting and leaves a special joy in your heart. I made gifts this year for our family and its so special to watch them open them and enjoy all the love I put into them.

What traditions have you started for your families or have you been doing for years? What special things do you do to remember the gift of Jesus and his miraculous and special birth? This year we started a tradition of watching The Nativity on Christmas Eve. I got shivers witnessing the wonder of His birth. I think it is so important to reconnect to that moment and make it the center of our Christmas celebrations. We also get new Christmas pajamas every year. Then we take a family picture in front of the Christmas tree. It will be fun to see our family grow and change over the years. I plan to display them every year.

Do you have any special traditions to share? What way do you keep Jesus the "reason for the season?" I'd love to hear from you! Love from our family to yours!


Anonymous said...

I like to think i have started a new tradition....not trekking to the storage locker. Just kidding. I promise the house will be so saturated with Christmas next year even you wont be able to handle it. Love shawn

Anonymous said...

Hello from western australia again.
Glad to know everyone had a safe and special Christmas! Our day was lovely; spent outdoors with our small family enjoying the beautiful weather and sea breeze in the afternoon. After a 4 hour drive on the 26th to my sisters down in tall timber country we had an enjoyable visit. Rebecca came with us and unfortunately was ill in bed with a migraine the whole time so we came home on the 29th. We will gladly share some of our summer weather with you-it is 95f already at midday; quite near our forecast of 100f! Going snorkelling with my new gear tomorrow (New Years Eve)May go out more often as don't have to go back to work until 7th Jan. YEAH!! Wishing you all a safe and wonderful New Year. Take Care XX