Thursday, December 3, 2009

Setting Up For Christmas

Conversations around picture taking time....
Introducing our new Christmas Wreath!
"Mommy, do I have to?"
'Yes.'
"Okay"
Click
"Ha ha ha I did it"

 


























































I love Christmas time, but I love my blog background because it feels like me.
So I will include Christmas in my blogs.
These are pictures of our Family Evening on Monday.  My ham granddaughter is showing off the wreath we made using rose hips and rosemary.  She is a joy.  Next she 'helped' her dad with the lights.  Afterward, we made stain glass windows with tissue paper and construction paper...she helped with the glue
     ; ) .
This is always a fun time for me seeing the excitement in the children's eyes.  There are things that will be changed and adjusted but that just adds to the fun.
The scriptures "Parenthood is a sacred obligation and privilege, with children welcomed as a 'heritage of the Lord" (Psalm 127:3) and 3 Jn. 1: 4 "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." Tells my feelings towards my children and grandchildren.  I guess what I am saying is, that Christmas is a time, that I am able to bring a spiritual aspect into my relationship with my family young and old to become focused on the great event of Christ's birth and prepare us for listening to teachings of Christ as the new year proceeds.    I have a cloth Manger scene for the babies to love on, and story books for the midsized ones.  The other we always read the story of Christmas out of the scriptures. 
Hope your Christmas is homey and bright...come by and visit as we progress towards the night before Christmas.


4 comments:

Lori E said...

I like the traditions you have. The kids will grow to love each one. It sounds like a lovely time in your home.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your little granddaughter is a darling!! It must be so much fun to have her help!!

I like that you have Family Evening. As my family becomes more spread out, I told my husband I would like to have Sunday afternoons together instead of the revolving door we seem to have. Doesn't that sound like a nice idea?

I am looking forward to all of the days before Christmas and savoring each and every one!

xoxo
Janie

Wendy said...

Absolutely delightful! Loved your pics. And your philosophy.

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