Monday, December 8, 2008

I've Gone Country For Christmas

OK, no I haven't really gone country for Christmas. But I did want to make sure all my country-lovin' pals (that's you, Julie) noticed I included Vince Gill's version of "Let There Be Peace on Earth" in my music playlist. Can you believe it? Actually, his version was the best one I could find. Merry Christmas, ya'll!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Countdown

Well, it's December, so I guess we'd better start getting ready for Christmas. One family tradition that we have is to buy the kids these cheap advent calendars. There's a door for each day leading up to Christmas. Behind the doors are little chocolates with pictures impressed on them. I usually find these calendars at local grocery stores. The kids can hardly stand it until it's time to each their little chocolates. Last year, Dylan got a hold of his calendar and went through about four days at once. We're trying to keep a better eye on him this year. My favorite thing is when the kids accidentally forget their calendars for a couple days--then they're so excited to "catch up" on being behind.

I love little Christmas traditions, and I've noticed the kids like them, too, and enjoy talking about them and reminiscing. Hopefully, once I finally get the house all decorated, I'll be able to post more Christmas stuff.

Have a great December!