Thursday, December 15, 2011

December things

We've had lots of festive fun this month.  Here's my happy list of it all:
::Getting our tree the last day of November & the same day welcoming a new Elf on the Shelf in our home for the first year.  He has a name!  Bo Jingle.
::putting lights on the house bushes.
::decking the halls right after we got home from our Thanksgiving trip.  I love decorating for Christmas!  That'll get it's own post since I want to remember it.
::Taking the kids to see Arthur Christmas
::Hyrum meeting Santa for the first time.  Brody's number one thing on his list that he asked Santa for is a "Ben Ten Tech Blaster"
::The first snow of the season!  It didn't stick... but it looked gorgeous while it was falling!
::Building a gingerbread house with Brody to keep up the tradition.
::Baking tons of cookies and treats
::Watching TONS of Christmas movies and listening to my Christmas album over and over
::Getting spoiled with gifts from the ladies I visit teach.  So thoughtful!
::hot chocolate galore
::Going to "Lights under Louisville" the worlds largest underground light show!
::Tony and I watching Christmas movies in our room as we fall asleep.
::Finishing Christmas shopping earlier than ever!
::making tons of Christmas crafts for dirt cheap
::Eating Christmas cupcakes (including "Hot Chocolate Mama"... which is literally hot- has Cayenne in it!  Yum!)
::taking Christmas card pictures (which I'm still waiting to get back to mail!)
::family date nights
::giving a little talk at my church's women's Christmas activity about Christ.  I love Jesus Christ so much-I'm so grateful for His birth and His life!

Not pictured is how we've all been sick this entire month!  I caught something in Virginia.  Nasty cold for me.  Brody was the only one who managed to not get anything though!
I hope you are enjoying your Christmas season too!

8 lovely comments:

Carlie said... Reply To This Comment

How fun that you got an Elf on the Shelf! I found out about them a few weeks ago, and now I want one too! Seems like a cute tradition.

Erin said... Reply To This Comment

Your days scream Christmas! I love it!! :)

Amanda Maddox said... Reply To This Comment

Love the gingerbread houses! My kids get together with my mother-in-law every year to make theirs ~ it's a wonderful family tradition!

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Mrs. Ham said... Reply To This Comment

looks like so many good things on your december list!!! jealous it looks like you're gonna have a white christmas...hopefully!

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OANA said... Reply To This Comment

These pictures are so beautiful! Xo!

Amanda and Josh said... Reply To This Comment

Love your happy list! : )