previous post I mentioned that our family would not be participating in the commercialism of the Christmas season.
Once too often, I've given in to the thrill of Christmas shopping. Not so this year. Each member of out family will receive one gift, and one stocking. My hope is that our focus will be turned to service and simplicity. The remainder of the funds usually spent on Christmas will be split between our favorite charitable organizations, which I'll highlight this month.
There will be recipes, craft ideas (even though I am SOOOOO not crafty) and maybe a few Christmas stories. My friends Sassy Britches, Rocky-Babe Boa, Mrs. Marcus and I also have more than one night highlighting cookie decorating, concerts (free of course), more than a few evenings focusing on other culture's Christmas celebrations and even a night devoid of our precious little ones and our respective mountain men.
Today, in an effort to kick start the season, I decorated our house for Christmas.
Then we went out for dinner...what? I never said we couldn't eat out! :)