Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Goals

 Ian and Isabella in front of our Christmas tree last year in their Christmas pj's.
 Look who else wanted to be in the picture, Sophie our cat.
Isabella and Ian with Santa at Disneyland last year.
With December quickly upon us I wanted  keep myself from getting so stressed out about all that needs to get done for Christmas.  I wanted to find ways to keep the stress level low and excitement high about the holidays.  I want to continue past traditions and start new ones. So last week I came up with a list of ideas to go along with our Advent calendar. I have always wanted to do an activity each day for the month of December in preparation for Christmas.  This year I am going to give it a go and see how I do.  Since Isabella and I are spending the next 4 days rehearsing for recital I won't start our Advent activities until Sunday.  So here is a list of some of the things I want to accomplish this month to celebrate Christmas.

  • sleep under the Christmas tree
  • make Christmas cookies
  • make Christmas crafts
  • watch lots of Christmas movies
  • string popcorn to hang on the tree
  • drive around and  look at Christmas lights and drink hot chocolate
  • read lots of Christmas books
  • make Christmas treats for friends
  • take family pictures in front of the tree
  • read story of the birth of Jesus to the kids
  • listen to Christmas music and sing along
  • go to Disneyland during the Christmas season
I hope this inspires you to come up with some goals of your own to celebrate with your family.