Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent Calendar

     I love Christmas time but those who know me know I love any time that I can do fun things with my children.  I fully believe the quote from one of my favorite movies, "attitude reflects leadership" and because myself and David are so excited about doing whatever it is with our children they follow right along and that is how our Advent Adventures started we wanted to spend more focused time with our kiddos.  We decided instead of little goodies to eat we would put little pieces of paper in it for actvities to do as a family.  We don't pre load it with the slips of paper, we(my David and myself) write out a list of things we would like to do with the children for the Holiday season including things like Christmas parties, getting a Christmas tree, reading the CHRISTmas Story, making cookies, doing a service project, etc... and then decide the night before depending on our schedule what will go into the little boxes.  This is by far the most loved tradition in our home.  It addes this excitement and feeling of unity within our family one of those feelings you will treasure into the eternities.  It is at this time every year we get a true glimpse of our family here on earth as eternal and I am so grateful for the Spirit that fills our home like a large quilt on a chiily night.

      For the next 25 days I am going to share with you our Advent Adventures that come from a little door on small piece of paper but bring sooo much more!!!