Friday, December 24, 2010

Family Friday

Merry Christmas Eve! I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful day!
Today is Family Friday….ok writing about it is new and well actually implementing it at our house is new as well. We often get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we forget about spending quality time with our family. By family I mean your spouse and children. I’ve been trying to figure out some new activities that we can do together so it’s not constantly the same thing over and over and over…let’s face it even the kid’s get bored sometimes.
Since today is Christmas Eve we really won’t be spending much time at our house until late tonight but I still have something planned for us!!!
But let’s start at present time…with me and Drew. The kids won’t be home until around 6 pm so we have the day just for us…putting “Santa” presents together. Last weekend Drew started on the trampoline but wasn’t able to finish tying the enclosure down so that’s where we will start! Then we have Little Girl’s 4wheeler. That shouldn’t take us too long because it’s small…just like her. For lunch I’m thinking about us making tacos then watching a movie and chilling out before the craziness begins!!!!
Once the kid’s get home we will go to Drew’s mom’s house for dinner and visiting. After we actually get to come back home I plan to make some cookies with the boys that they can leave out for Santa and Mrs. Claus (we can’t forget about her…she is pregnant, hormonal, and loves cookies)! We are also going to sprinkle Reindeer food in the front yard so they can have a little snack before leaving too.
By now things should start to settle down and it will be time for a story about the REAL meaning of Christmas! In our present society THIS is often forgot about and that is such a shame. Some kids only think Christmas is about toys…but the real gift is Jesus…and we are going to remind our children of that!
From our bible we will read Matthew 1:18 - 2:23 to tell the story of Jesus’ birth.
And that is our Family Friday. I hope everyone has a Merry CHRISTmas and happy holidays.
I’ll see you back Sunday with an update on my Declutter Challenge!


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