Did I mention that the kids love their playhouse?
After lunch we shoveled snow and talked with family and then for dinner we ate the yummy turkey and sparkling juice that we received in the mysterious and wonderful red bin. After dinner we acted out the Nativity which is a tradition we started a year or two ago. Elisabeth was Mary, Charles was Joseph, Annabelle a sheep, Scott a donkey and a Sheppard, and I was an angel and the narrator and the camera woman(we have a fun video of this which I may try and post in the future once we have internet again).
Annabelle was the cutest sheep ever!Christmas was wonderful! Oh and I forgot to mention that Scott and I decided a few months ago that we would make each other gifts this year and we could spend up to $10. This was a fun surprise for each of us(by the way, thanks to a couple girl friends for suggesting different homemade gift ideas):
Scott’s gift to me: 4 beautiful and lamented bookmarks with ribbons and famous quotes typed on each one about reading and why it’s wonderful. (I’m a HUGE lover of books and reading and am always misplacing bookmarks and end up using receipts or I will occasionally just lay the book open flat which is terrible for the spine binding, I know it’s a terrible thing to do! So this was a perfect gift!) He also got me a Sheri Dew book but he says that one was from ‘Santa’(probably because he went over the money limit, but he used a gift card that he had so that was sweet of him).
My gift to Scott: for the past three months I had been keeping an additional daily journal but this one is all about Scott. Each night I would cast my thoughts over the day and remember instances when Scott helped me or a child or someone else, or did anything at all that made me love him more and then I’d write that memory down and express my love for him. They were really simple things like him helping with dishes or chasing after a child or paying me a sweet compliment. It was a really neat experience for me and I think I may do it again. I loved that every night before bed I got to think about everything positive and wonderful in Scott, because it made me recognize all the good things he does daily and it made me feel even more love towards him which I didn’t think was possible(because I already loved him SO much, how could there be room enough in my heart for more!? Apparently there is always room for growth). And now we have a record of it which will be neat for us and perhaps our children to read in the future.