December 26, 2007

I love this time of year

I especially love the spirit that comes with the holidays. We have had a wonderful Christmas and I love the time we have with our children. They have truly made our Christmas special and more meaningful. The light in their eyes as they watched Christmas movies, made special treats, wrapped/unwrapped presents, saw the lights, and sang songs. It wouldn't have bothered me a bit to not receive any presents this year because I am filled with joy just by watching and being with my girls. I was more excited for them than for anything else.

This was the first year that we kept our Christmas presents on a smaller scale. We liked the idea of doing three main gifts for each child, resembling the three gifts that were given to Jesus Christ at His birth. Although some thought it was strange, it helped us to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Not to mention the decreased amount of stress! Our girls don't need much and what they did receive they loved. Their favorite presents included their own rocking chairs and a little camera. My favorites included the game Scattergories from my husband and one of my favorite movies, "North and South," from Kara.

I hope everyone who reads this also had a wonderful holiday and is enjoying their time with friends and family. :)

1 comment:

Kara said...

I'm glad you had a great Christmas :D And I'm glad you liked my present :D