This year we tried something new and we all loved it!
I made a basket for the 12 days of Christ.
Each box had a character from a new nativity set I purchased (I've wanted it for a long time so I saved up).
Each day we would read scriptures and talk about that character.
Each day also had a fun family task to accomplish (like sing Christmas carols together on the angel day or service for another family on a wiseman day).
It has truly been a lovely way to celebrate our Savior's birth and also to enjoy the holiday season.
Instead of lasting all month it has only been for the last 12 days and for a lot of those we have been out of school!
On the night we opened the shepherd's box we all dressed up like shepherds and ate a shepherd's meal. We invited Dad's 2 brothers and sister-in-law. It was a blast and we are looking forward to doing it again next year!
Who says shepherd's didn't wear bright colors anyway?!!
Corina was babysitting and I'm behind the camera!
Dave in the other half of our fancy costumes!
plates of goodies from friends
having so much time with my family
my sweet affectionate husband who gives me a backscratch every morning
reading Christmas books to my children - even though they always look back to see me cry and they giggle at me!