Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Tour of Homes!

Well, I was debating whether to even join Kelly's Christmas Tour of Homes, because most of my Christmas decorations look like this......

or this.......


and then I decided I would just keep it real and join up anyway, with my headless Joseph and my blind owl.

I guess in the grand scheme of things perfect decorations aren't really that important. As long as my kids are celebrating Jesus, that's all that matters

But, I did make a wreath this year that I've managed to keep in one piece so far. It was my first attempt at a wreath and I LOVE how it turned out!

Michael's had their burlap on sale 3 for 1 and the ribbon 50% off, so with a good deal and a you tube tutorial.......success!

So, I made this book out of Christmas cards a few years ago and I brought it back out this year to read through. Each of the 26 days has a verse to correspond with a letter of the alphabet and an activity. We didn't stick to all of the activities, but did a few new things this year.
What we did new this year.........

Made Candy Cane Popcorn

Made Frozen Themed Muddy Buddies

Made The Easiest Christmas Candy

Went Ice Skating

All of these were things we would do again! It was the first time the kids had been ice skating and they were so tired, sore and had blisters, but they were asking to go back again next month!

An icy pig nose.......

Poor Travis couldn't stay upright and they didn't
have any of those little walker thingies, so he
was a little cold and wet.

Saturday night the older kids had their youth Christmas party at church. There was an ugly sweater competition and they all made their shirts. Bethany spent all week crocheting that Grinch vest.

All last week I have been taking the kids to do their secret Santa shopping for each other and Saturday morning Brittany and I drove up to Bartlesville for a friend's college graduation.

The good news is that I am DONE Christmas shopping except for one thing for one child! The bad news is that I ate all the Christmas tree cakes I bought for the kids' stockings.

Just keeping it real.

Merry Christmas!

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