And I love what Christmas is all about. God's amazing love for us that he would come to be with us in such a tangible and humble way. He - our King and Savior - chose to enter the world as a sweet baby. And that was just the start of a bigger plan to offer us forgiveness and salvation. Wow!
Because this time of year is so special to me, I love to celebrate it by taking part in a lot of Christmas activities and fun. So I'm making a list of 25 things that I want to do this Christmas season with Tim and Owen. Last year we were so wrapped up in moving across the country that we didn't do a lot of the things that we love doing during the holidays. And this year I want to make sure we're making memories and starting family traditions with Owen that we will do for years to come. So here's my list.
8. Drive around and look at Christmas lights with hot chocolate in thermoses
16. Buy new pajamas for the three of us (or at least Owen) to wear on Christmas Eve night
22. Make a Christmas treat for the neighbors or friends (Elf them!)
25. Go to a candlelight service
And there you have it! As wives and moms, a lot of times it is up to us women to give our children and families joy and peace at Christmas. My goal this year is to try to provide a fun and unstressful Christmas for my family.