Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas is coming!

We have started our countdown to Christmas. We have an advent wreath that I made with a group of ladies at my church. Each day Bay gets to open a present off the wreath. We tell her what the item is and what it symbolizes. Then Daddy reads the Bible verse that goes with it. Bay really enjoys opening presents. I hope this is practice for her so she will know exactly what to do on Christmas morning. I am ready to start packing for our Christmas road trip. With each paycheck I buy items needed for a better trip. I am still trying to get together a couple of things for Bay to do in the car. I am thinking since we are splitting the trip up by staying with my mom that most of the drive they will be asleep. They are good travelers. I am really enjoying this season this year. We have pancakes on most Saturdays but now we are making pumpkin pancakes and they are wonderful. This time I let Bay stir the batter and watch the pancakes cook. She loves to help with anything. Also I have been entering so many giveaways on blogs and am yet to win. Tonight I went to a ladies exchange party. Everyone brought 6 similar gifts and came home with 6 different awesome gifts. I will definitely do this again next year. One of the gifts I brought home was a beautiful ornament which I put at the top of the tree. Our couches are a barrier around our tree which protects the presents but also creates a place for Bay to climb on and pull ornaments off. So they are on and off the tree throughout the day.

5 comments:

KA said...

I want to do an advent wreath or Jesse tree next year.

Bethany said...

Our advent wreath as been a bust...we keep forgetting to open one every day!!I also need to get a pic of the ones that are left!

Kristi said...

hey girl! i sent you an email about a month ago about my friend that took the pictures. i didnt know if you got it or not. anyway, she has a link on my blog now. just click on the name julie in my blog roll. all her info is on there. she is pretty affordable i think. miss yall too!

whats going on w/ the michaelsons baby? i saw where she was in nicu.

The Hill Family said...

We will be home from the 24-26. I know Waylon would love to see Tony and i would love for the kids to meet each other too! Are ya'll staying at Tony's parents the whole time? Safe travels to you.

spear-britney said...

I love the wreath - I snagged a great advent calender on the clearance sales @ Target. I love the season of Advent.