Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Countdown to Christmas


Well, we've been very busy getting ready for Christmas. It seems like every year we add a few new traditions to the list. And just when I begin to stress out, I think of all the wonderful memories that we're creating and we pull through.

Thanksgiving night, I usually start decorating the house. It's a mighty task, but well worth it in the end. I love the Christmas colors and lights. I'm usually burning a holiday candle (when the fireplace isn't lit) and we make lots of hot chocolate.
This year I've decorated a few more little nooks and crannies. I want to get organized enough to do even more. We'll see.

This year's advent was similar to the Disney countdown calendar. I found these to be much easier to track and take turns marking. I'm relieved about not having to find a daily treat to fill an advent pocket/box.

With about a week left, there are still a few more preparations to make, but I know the boys are enjoying every moment of the festivities!

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