Sunday, November 30, 2008
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
When we were growing up I always wanted lights on the house at Christmas. We had a huge pine tree in our front yard so one year we put lights on it, but the next day we discovered someone had come and taken all of the lights off. We never attempted it again. Last year, about a week before Christmas Dave went down to Home Depot for something and came back with Christmas lights and a big wreath for the door. This year, we're the first house on the street with our lights up. We have a pretty festive street and we were always the dark house amongst the ones all lit up for Christmas. The boys love it; they "helped" Dave get all of the lights up and then came in and helped me decorate the tree. Colin kept asking when Santa would be here and we had to tell him over and over again not for 25 more days. Then last night Dave and I actually went Christmas shopping for the boys and got all of their gifts in one trip. It's not even December 1st yet and we're done. Usually we're scrambling till the last minute to get their gifts only to discover our limited choices since things they want usually sell out (does anyone else with young boys have to buy Star Wars and Transformers again this year?). It was so fun getting the house all decorated, going out shopping and thinking of how excited the kids will be to open their gifts. But after it was all said and done, the one thing Trevor was really excited about was when I put up the page out of the December Friend where we read scriptures of Christ each night and color in a picture until you get to Christmas day. He has been waiting for December 1st so we can start that. I guess it really is the little ones who always seem to remind us what Christmas is really all about.