Today for “Christmas Countdown” the topic is going to be…..
We always, for probably most of my life, Have gone out Thanksgiving night and go a little way down the road and purchase a 7-8 foot Christmas tree. (It’s and 8-9 footer at this house, but at our old house we had to get a 7 foot tree!) We come home and pull all of our Christmas Decorations out of the attic. Ornaments, Garland, Lights, wreaths, Bows, Small trees, and anything else that might be stashed up there(:
This year we also went to Hobby Lobby while they had their Christmas sale and picked up some extra garland and a star and some red ornaments(:
We went with a simple tree this year, using the red ornaments and star, and we decorated the faux tree with our regular ornaments.
How do you decorate your house? What kind of decorations do you have? Do you LOVE Hobby Lobby? (:
Today I chose weather as the topic for “Christmas Countdown” (:
A little bit of an odd one, but I though I’d give it a whirl!
Here where we live in Georgia, the weather on Christmas day is quite unpredictable.
I can only remember one white Christmas, and I think that was about nine or ten years ago! We usually get at least one snow a year, (maybe two, if we’re lucky) but we haven’t had a white Christmas in quite some years.
In 2016 we had 80° weather here! I remember that, because my Mom, for Christmas, had got me a plaid flannel shirt that I was eager to wear, but when we all went outside, since it was so sunny and warm, I had to go back inside twice to change into something that would be cooler! (I have pictures; I ended up with a tank top and shorts!)
But most years it’s just been cold, maybe sunny, and snowless): But that’s okay, because if we don’t have snow before Christmas, we usually get some after. (:
What Is your weather like where you live at Christmas? Do you get snow? Is it Hot?
Today is the, hmm.. let’s see, 14TH OF DECEMBER?!!??
WOW! How is it the 14th already? December is flying by!
Well, today the topic is… Events!
Today we’re going to see a play; “A Christmas Carol.” (Charles Dickens) It’s with our homeschool group. I’m excited! We recently bought “A Christmas Carol” Radio Drama from Focus On The Family so we can know what the story is, so we’re not lost in the story of the play(:
Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we go Ice Skating for my Brother’s birthday.
Also this year we’re doing a dessert party/gathering for the neighborhood around us(: We’re going to make lots of desserts, have coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
Well, My Brother’s birthday is this month, and we have gone Ice Skating for the past few years. It’s always really fun! It never gets below 25º here, (rarely even that!) and snow is meager. (although, we DID get 8″ last year, which is the most we’d had since 1993!) So we never get to do a lot of snow activities. That’s why outdoor Ice Skating is so awesome!
Every year my whole family and I make bunches of pans of cinnamon rolls, which is always super fun!
What do you do for fun at Christmastime? Have you ever gone Ice Skating?
Today for “Christmas Countdown” I’m posting about gift wrapping!
I know, kind-of a weird topic, eh?
Well, I know a lot of people who wrap gifts differently; Paper, Bags, Tissue, Boxes, ETC.
Well, we wrap in both bags and boxes, but you know how it gets sometimes, the paper “run-out” leads to some creative wrapping ideas (😄)
We also have to wrap very good. We have a snoop my Dad or two in the family, who like to pick up, shake, rattle, spin and examine the gifts under the tree, so we’ve come up with some ways that, if there’s any way that someone could guess what’s in the bag/box, they can’t. (😂)
So, our tradition on Christmas day, for dinner, is to have Beef Tenderloin. It’s been a tradition of ours since I was probably 7 or 8. It’s always something we look forward to. My Mom usually gets everything ready Christmas Eve, then, on Christmas, She pulls it all out of the fridge and cooks it.
Another one of our food traditions is to make cinnamon rolls. We make tons and tons of pans of cinnamon rolls and give them away to friends and neighbors, and we keep one pan for ourselves to eat while we open presents. (or after)
We use the Pioneer woman’s cinnamon roll recipe. Try it! I’m sure you’ll like them!
Do you have any food traditions? What do you eat for Christmas dinner?