What is the one new holiday tradition you'd like to establish, or one you've established recently, say in the last year or two?I would like for Kyndal and I to get up on Christmas Eve morning, now that she is an adult living on her own, and spend a few hours doing some last minute bargain stocking stuffer shopping and have breakfast together. I think that would be a neat tradition to start with her. We can add the other girls when they become "women".
It's the second week of December. Have you sipped a cup of eggnog yet this month? Wrapped a gift? Opened a gift? Kissed someone under the mistletoe? Lit a candle? Eaten a Christmas cookie? Seen Santa in person? Watched a Christmas movie or special? Read scripture relating to the birth of Jesus?Eggnog ... No, but I did almost buy some. I decided to wait until next grocery trip.
Wrapped a gift ... Yes, if you count putting them in gift bags. They were gifts for our niece and great niece who live in Oklahoma.
Opened a gift ... Yes! We received some homemade cranberry bread and peppermint bark from our best friends in Oklahoma.
Mistletoe ... No. We don't have any and haven't seen any. My grandma used to always have some hanging in the doorway between her kitchen and living room on Christmas Eve. I haven't kissed under any other mistletoe.
Lit a candle ... No. I don't really use candles anymore now that I have my Scentsy warmers.
Eaten a Christmas cookie ... No, but I did eat some of the yummy peppermint bark made for us by our sweet 8 year old friend, Maggie.
Seen Santa in person ... Yes. We went on our annual trip to Oklahoma this past weekend to see Santa at Bass Pro Shops. Eli even got birthday swats from him! It was great!
Watched a Christmas movie or special ... Um, yeah! It's not the Christmas season until you watch Christmas Vacation. We did that on December 1st. Check. (Of course we will watch it a hundred more times between now and Christmas.)
Read scripture relating to the birth of Jesus ... The kids and I are doing an Advent study from Focus on the Family's "Thriving Family Magazine" called Journey to the Manger. We read scripture every day leading up to the birth of Jesus.
|(btw .. Eli is holding a candy cane there, not flipping the bird.)|