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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Our Christmas

Ok so I wanted to join in on the homeschool blogger thing that Tiany was doing but I dont think I have the time to add all the links and stuff. So I will try to breifly do a post here. Every year the day after Thanksgiving we put up our tree. We talk of preparing for the celebration of Jesus Birthday. We make a chain of red and green construction paper to hang on tree and starting Dec 1 we take one off each day. We make a birthday cake for Jesus and sing for him and party just like we have for anyone in the family's b-day. On Christmas morning we all take a small piece of paper and write what we are thankful for the most that year and place it inside of the circle box hanging on our tree. Yes I have now had to place the letters in another container since over the years it has filled up. This year we are incorprating some news traditions with the help of some books that was referred from another blogger, the books are: Christ in Christmas, The Adventure of Christmas, Celebrating A Christ-Centered Christmas These books are all so wonderful and Im so glad to have found them. The first is a devotional book that starts on the first advent sunday. We are super excited about it. We do a big devotional on Sundays leading up to Christmas and then smaller ones during the other days. On Sunday we do the devotional while enjoying some hot chocolate, me coffee decaf (even in warm weather) lol.... The kids are enjoying it so far. I also took the idea of making a kisses countdown. The kids give me a kiss and get a chocolate kiss. Even though they kiss me all the time, its just a fun little thing we do. Anyways the books are great and we are planning on doing lots of stuff from them.

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