Friday, November 23, 2007
Christmas tree decorating
This actually happened last week but I am slow in posting.... it has been crazy around here ever since we walked in the door from Orlando.... crazy good though! Lots of fun Thanksgiving/Birthday/Christmas stuff, which will all be posted in the next couple of blogs!
First off was our Christmas tree decorating night. We promised Anna we would decorate the tree as soon as we got home from seeing Uncle John. So the nght we got home she was very ready. Although we didn't do it that night, we did get around to it the next evening and we had a great time! I made us a special dinner of creamed spinach, whipped sweet potatoes and garlic bread. Jimmy contributed some amazing steaks! I also made some cinnamon sugar roasted almonds for dessert.
We spent the evening listening to Christmas music and decorating the tree. Anna had the best time! She is at an age now where these things are starting to be very special and meaningful to her. She remembered exactly where we put up the tree last year and has asked all year long if it is time to put it up again. It was so special watching her eyes light up when Jimmy turned on the tree lights once it was all decorated.
Jimmy and I really want Christmas for Anna (and Serene and all of our future children) to be about family, special traditions, GIVING TO OTHERS and of course the true meaning which is celebrating the most precious gift God gave to us when He sent Jesus to be born. We NEVER want the focus of Christmas to be gifts and getting more stuff... we have ENOUGH stuff.
I love this time of year! Merry Christmas!