Yep. It has rolled around again. Christmas is here in just a few days. I am not really sure how but the past few years have been down right CALM this time of year. Don’t un-friend me or anything but we didn’t even put up a decoration last year. Not one. We traveled home for the holiday and so we figured…why bother? I have a slight feeling this will be the last of the calm holidays and we are about to enter a world of holiday fun and craziness from now on. I for one, am pretty dad-gum excited for that! I remember celebrating Christmas when I was younger and my grandmother was still with us and back then it was magical…beautiful…my favorite time of year. After she passed though, it almost ceased to exist and for some time I could honestly say that I kind of hated the holidays.
THEN I gave my life to Jesus and Christmas had a whole new meaning to me. After that Adam and I got married and I don’t know, the Christmas time sparkle came back. SO. I am so excited for Christmas. I DID decorate this year and even did a little baking…a tiny bit little but still. 🙂
I also got invited by a new friend to come to her 8th grade girls small group Christmas party (she’s not in 8th grade, she is the leader) and service project which was a terrific time. It was wonderful to watch them make crafts with children and show them love.
Oh, I almost forgot. We had a western themed dinner for the FSM volunteers and got to do a bit of square dancing. Gotta say that I wasn’t sure how fun that would be but it was a blast. Seriously, I would do that for fun…in a heartbeat.
Emerson got to decorate his first tree. He kinda loves the lights…what kid doesn’t?
It’s kind of wonderful to share Christmas with him for the first time. He is in awe of everything. He of course doesn’t understand what’s going on but he is happy to see a new shining Christmas tree everywhere we go. 🙂
So I thought I’d do the 5 Question Friday thing just for fun…and it’s not actually this week’s questions because I didn’t like this weeks so I found ones I liked better. Plus, it’s not Friday:
1. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
That would be a new one from….yep, Pinterest. Devils Food Cake mix cookie with an Andes mint melted on top. Had to send some to Adam’s work so I wouldn’t eat every last one.
2. What’s your favorite holiday movie & why?
Elf. I never got the old Christmas movie humor. Home Alone made me think we were going to get robbed…or abandoned. It’s a wonderful life was…over my head. Maybe I should try that one again. Anyway…I was forced-ish to watch Elf at different gatherings about 5 times before I began to LOVE it. So Elf… 😉
3. Is there a gift that you bought for your kids that you wish you hadn’t after they opened it?
Well…that’s never happened yet so no.
4. What is the messiest room in your house right at this moment?
The living room. Mid-laundry folding at the moment. Maybe I should be getting back to that.
5. What is the furthest you have driven for the holidays?
About 18 hours. Maybe more with stops. I was pregnant at the time and the drive there was SO bad and I just got a tad (a WHOLE LOT) whiny so Adam tried to get me to fly back but my stubborn self would not. Why? I have no clue.
Alright, well that was fun.