We've been really busy trying to make the most of the holidays around here.. so busy I haven't had the time to sit down and blog about them! We left off at number 4, so we will start this list at #5!
*I am also calling this my "5 things that made this week fabulous" for last week since these are the things I would list anyway.
5-- "The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loudly for all to hear!" I spent the day with my daughter, Shaylee and her choir as they toured around town singing their Christmas songs at different locations. She is such a performer!
6-- The kids received letters from Santa in the mail, they are even postmarked from the North Pole! Ever since their grandma did a traveling nursing stay in Alaska and visited Santa herself in North Pole, AK in 2006 the kids have been getting personal cards from the man with the beard himself!
7-- Geoff, the kiddos and I went on our annual trip through the city to see some of our favorite light displays, and ended the night with Hot Chocolate from Starbucks.
8-- The kids learned a little about giving back as they rang bells for the Salvation Army for a couple hours on a Saturday afternoon.
9-- I got together with some of my best girlfriends and we all made home-made spa products to share and give as gifts. I brought a recipe for home-made cinnamon oatmeal milk bath, it was so simple to make that I decided to make more for the kids' teacher gifts.
10-- My favorite new tradition that we started last year-- Christmas caroling with our dear friends that live in our neighborhood! If I am counting right, we had 19 kids in our group and 15 adults--quite a group!! Geoff played guitar and the children loved to sing and spread the joy of a sweet Christmas surprise to those we visited.
Wow! Can't believe I'm already up to number 10!! This month has been crazy busy, but I have enjoyed taking the time to remember to do the special things of the holiday season! Only 2 more to go, that should be easy-- I might even make it to 13!