Christmas in our hearts

by Lesley on December 20, 2014 · 0 comments

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I entered December with one MAIN goal: NO Christmas stress.

This year, and the years to come, I want joy to be on our lips and peace in our hearts. I know some Christmas seasons will be easier than others when it comes to not stressing, but so far this year has been truly restful and magical. We’ve done lots of fun activities like the Westmont Pickle Tree lighting, Santa parade, cookie baking, gingerbread house decorating, and viewing Christmas lights. We’ve also worked through a queue of Netflix movies, gone on beach walks, and read our advent book each morning. The sweetest part of my month has been listening to Silent Night in our car, and watching Anna do all the hand motions in the backseat. (She’s working very hard to prepare for the Christmas show at church…and if she has her parents’ lack of vocal skills, then she’s a very wise young lady to focus on the hand movements.)

A few Christmas books we are enjoying:

Humphrey’s First Christmas (Gorgeous illustrations and a funny and touching read for parents and kids. It tells the Nativity story from the perspective of a self absorbed camel.)

Little Blue Truck Christmas (Because my kids can’t get enough of Little Blue Truck!)

A few posts I’ve written that might inspire you during this season:

Do something with your Christmas guilt

The world is waiting

A few of my favorite Christmas posts from others:

Christmas with a baby (This video is SO funny, especially if you have a human wrecking ball baby/young toddler this holiday season.)

Mary & Jesus Christmas video  (Makes me cry every time I watch it.)

Also, not Christmas related, did you catch my post about Serial over on Her.meneutics? I’m so happy to be back there posting after an almost 2.5 year hiatus! 

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