This time of year brings much excitement into our home! We have Thanksgiving and Christmas; Rick doesn't have to work a full week until the 2nd week of January because of saved vacation days; and we have 3 Birthdays!! Our oldest, Kate, will turn 7 on December 22nd, Henry will turn 4 on December 3rd and Jack will turn 2 on December 9th. I always thought it was crazy to have a baby in December and now we have 3! It is a great deal of fun though and I wouldn't trade it.
I get asked a lot about how we handle Christmas gifts. Each year we have done it differently. We don't have a set way that we decide about numbers of gifts, etc that we stick to every year. This year we have decided to give our children 3 gifts each. I'm excited because we are going to make it a treasure hunt. Rick and I will write down clues for each gift and the kids will have to go find them. I think it's going to be a lot of fun. I have 15 clues to write so I better start writing!
We are always looking for ways to continue to point our children to Christ. We strive to do this daily, but there is something wonderful about Advent. What are your favorite ways to do this during the next month?
The weather has been wonderful this week with the highs in the 70s so we've been playing outside a lot!! Here are some pictures of what we've been doing: