Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's almost time.

Good Morning everyone! Scott is off the rest of the week for Christmas. I'm trying to keep up with you all...I'll be coming around. Today we are heading out for breakfast....I Hop or maybe Cracker Barrel....I'll let the kids choose. Then the mall. We have last minute things to purchase. Just a few and Miller needs to see Santa Claus or as he calls him...WO WO. Tonight we are having dinner in front of the tree as a family.....then hopping in the Jeep in our pajamas.....to go look at Christmas lights.....I'm making cocoa for the ride.....when we get back we are going to have a slumber party in the family room......we are all looking forward to it.

As the days dwindle down to Christmas I hope you all are taking it all in. Dont get angry.....it's a great time of the year to be happy. I'll be back maybe this weekend....for now.....have a great Thursday everyone.

I'm going to leave you with this....

Gold Star Refuse to let heavy traffic and long lines dampen your Christmas spirit.

Gold Star Fix yourself a cup of hot cocoa and read "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost.

Gold Star Never give a gift that's not nicely wrapped.

Gold Star Put white lights on your house plants.

Gold Star Make a friend of an enemy this Christmas.

Gold Star On a clear night, find the bright North Star and recall the story of the Wise Men.

Gold Star Teach children to look at the gift tag Before they open the present so they will know whom to thank.

Gold Star Be a generous giver.

Gold Star Be a gracious receiver.

Gold Star Make it a holiday practice to do something nice for someone without telling them you did it.

Gold Star Be the first to lob a snowball and start a battle.

Gold Star Buy a big red candle for the dining table and light it every night during the holidays.

Gold Star Attend a children's Christmas pageant.

Gold Star Never give someone else's child a gift you would not want your own child to receive.

Gold Star Open Christmas cards as a family activity each night at the dinner table. Read the messages aloud.

Gold Star Give someone who's discouraged the gift of encouragement.

Gold Star Make your family feel just as important as your holiday company.

Gold Star Pay a debt for someone.

Gold Star Add a new Christmas cassette or CD to your collection each year.

Gold Star Offer to carry someone's packages.

Gold Star Plan a quiet evening with your family the week after Christmas. Talk about your goals for the coming year.

Gold Star Go ice skating.

Gold Star Dress the kids for bed, then get in the car to see Christmas lights.

Gold Star If you're feeling hurried, go to a church, sit in the sanctuary, and reflect on the real meaning of Christmas....very good advice...God will help you!

Gold Star Introduce a shy person to others at the office Christmas party.

Gold Star Keep plenty of apple cider and microwave popcorn on hand for unexpected guests.

Gold Star Don't forget, no matter how many Christmas photos you take, next year you'll wish you had taken more.

Gold Star This Christmas, write letters to several people who have had a positive influence on your life. Thank them for the gift they have given you.

Gold Star Let someone else have the parking space you've just found. Think of it as a gift to a strange

9 comments:

Sandra said...

Jen I loved this post and you guys sound like you're going to have so much fun together as a family :)

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and the New Year brings you everything your heart desires. So glad I met you in blog land :)

Hugs,
Sandra♥

Our Family of Five said...

I vote Cracker Barrell. ;-)

I love all of your ideas Jen. I hope you guys enjoy your slumber party! Sounds like so much fun!!

Karen said...

What a fun day! I love the idea of having supper in front of the tree and the slumber party, too. I may steal the supper idea:)

Rose said...

What a wonderful list to have during this magical season! Have a blessed Christmas and a joyous new year! Blessings, Rose

WorksForMom said...

Wow, this was a wonderful post. What an awesome, memorable day!

Michelle said...

that sounds like such a wonderful fun-filled family evening together - can we come crash the party!? LOL Loved the list too! Merry Christmas!

Kim said...

Jen,
thanks for your sweet comments over at my blog. I hope you are having a wonderful week with your family. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Christina said...

Wow the ride in the jeep sounds like an awesome time. I love going around and seeing the lights. What an awesome mom you are, having the slumber party and eating by the tree. Also some great ideas for the rest of us. My kid's will thank you one day for the ideas I steal.

Tina Leigh said...

Jen these are good to practice r year round!!