Sell Christmas Trees three days a week.
Hot apple cider and frosted cookies. Stoke the wood stove to keep warm. Put together a puzzle. Struggle with trees in the field and on top of cars. Pass out cutting saws and directions. Wish Merry Christmas to visitors. Pray for each customer that comes to our lot.
Enjoy all the Living Nativities around town.
Sit in the van waiting in long lines. Eat popcorn. Watch the Christmas story be acted out. Blast the heater with the windows rolled down. Lean out of the car windows as we roll slowly through the "Town of Bethlehem." Inhale all the exhaust from the hundreds of other cars visiting. Recognize and wave frantically at all our friends.
Sing a Christmas carol before we eat breakfast or lunch.
Today, Silent Night and O Come all ye Faithful
Participate in the Christmas Pageant at church.
Noah is a shepherd. Sophia will be the narrator. Naomi is part of the Heavenly Host.
Make a list and counting it twice for what we can GIVE this year.
Strict (very strict) rule to not say or hint at what we want for a gift. We may only speak about what we will give. We give gifts in honor of our God who gave us the gift of His Son Jesus.
Pray daily for the gospel message to change the lives of our friends and family.
Pull a name from one basket for family. One basket for friends. One basket for missionaries.
Molasses, Chocolate Chip, Almond Cookies, Snickerdoodles
Watch our favorite holiday films:
It's a wonderful life, Charlie Brown Christmas, Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol."
Read through the list of Names of our God.
Today was Alpha and Omega (Revelation1:8)
Bread of Life (John 8:35)
Fir Tree (Hosea 14:8)
Go to Secret Sister Revealing Party.
Food, laughter, women enjoying each other's company. Reveal who I have been praying for and giving secret gifts to all year. Draw another name for a new Secret Sister for 2012.
What are you doing this Merry Christmas Season?