Thursday, December 24, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Countdown Continues

We've missed a few days off our countdown this past week due to homework and other activities, but we managed to do the important getting a tree. We decorated a gingerbread house. You'll all be happy to know that the boys have also begun the process of making their Christmas gifts for everyone!

The days are quickly going by and Christmas will be here before we know it. Today we had a nice visit from Namie, Susan, Dennis, Sandy, and Joe. I was given an early present from Dennis, which was a DVD of pictures of all my accomplishments over the past two years put to music. Very thoughtful and I will have to post it on here to show it to all of you!

Tonight is movie night, with hot chocolate. Now we just have to decide what to watch. Hope all of you are enjoying these days before Christmas too!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Countdown

This year I took an idea from a friend and we are trying to do something fun, or at least related to Christmas, each day from the 1st of December until the 25th. The boys and I had to think hard to come up with something for each day, but they are so excited to see what they are going to do each day. We are trying to include the gift of giving too, so some of our days include buying a toy for the toy drive, putting money in the bell ringers buckets, and making gifts for family.

So far we have painted our back window and made cookies. Today we are hanging outside lights, or as many as we have time for. Garrett is on his own for Friday and Saturday as I will be going to Sacramento! I believe they are going to see the holiday train that come through town tomorrow night and a Kings game on Saturday.