It is such a busy time of year. I try to find as many fun things to make this a special season for my kiddos. I want them to have such wonderful memories of Christmas. I figure, once they are grown and gone, I will miss all this hustle & bustle.
So for now, once again, I will rejoice in the busy-ness:
the special "holiday" program that Sissy prepared 2 months for
we sang about Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, La Posada, and ......Santa Claus?
I must have been kidding myself to think they might actually sing about the birth of Jesus.....
never the less, it was precious.
the fun birthday lunch my girlfriends threw for me at Chuy's
the girl scout ornament exchange
the gingerbread house that we started 2 weeks ago...only to finish 2 days ago.....
the fun classroom parties
celebrating Christmas with the cousins....
having a "elf" visit us each morning....even if somedays he didn't move.....ooops.
One day, Brody decided that Santa might need some money and sent $2 in dimes back with George.
and the fun Christmas pj exchange that Sissy & I hosted yesterday
Tons of business...but tons of fun. We have also seen some amazing Christmas light shows in the neighborhoods around us - set to music with animatronic puppets too!! Tonight I am taking the olders to the Rockette's Radio City Music Hall show too - so much fun! And we have an amazing Church service tomorrow night.
I love this time of year - I love the business - but most of all, I am reminded to take a step back and remember why we celebrate the season....the birth of a son who came to save. It is so difficult not to get all wrapped up in the craziness, so we all need to reflect on why we are here. Why we celebrate. Why we love this season.
Because of him...... and not the "busy-ness"