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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

There's a Whole Lot of Christmas Over There

I love the "Week of Christmas". Jared and I have decided that we want to start a tradition of doing something special each day for the entire week before Christmas.

Sunday: Date Night
We went on a double date with J's sister and her hubby. Movie then dinner at one of our fave restaurants. It was so nice to get to spend some time together laughing and holding hands and eating chips and cheese dip. And if you are thinking we left the girls out - we didn't. They got to have one of their cousins spend the night (and babysit) and they were lovin' every minute of it.

Monday: Make Christmas Gifts for Cousins
The girls and I made their gift to give their cousins this year. We loved every minute of it. I will keep the gift a secret for now, but I will say I found in on Pinterest and it turned out perfectly! I took a few pics throughout the week of our fun...



Tuesday: Bake Christmas Cookies
We decided this would be the perfect day to bake cookies. I love baking and so do my little helpers.



Wednesday: The Polar Express movie night
We are planning on staying in tonight and watching The Polar Express. I love the movie and the girls do too. Jared has never watched the whole thing, but I know he will love it. We will pop popcorn after dinner and get in jammies and snuggle in for movie night.

This afternoon we are having a wrapping party with friends. I love wrapping and can't wait to make a fun afternoon of it.

Thursday: Gingerbread House and Holiday Lights
Tomorrow afternoon we will have some older cousins come over to help the girls make a gingerbread house. I love this fun tradition. Then tomorrow night after dinner (homemade pizzas - our favorite dinner for busy nights) we will go out to see all the lights. This may be the thing I'm looking forward to most! When we were visiting dad we drove around one night and Laila looked over at one house full of lights and blowups and said "There's a whole lot of Christmas over there." I love her little thoughts. Ha!

Friday: Family Christmas Party
Daddy is off work Friday so we will have a lazy day at home then go to my in-laws for the family Christmas party. This is such a fun, sweet time with the family and the girls love being with their cousins.

Saturday, Christmas Eve: Open gifts together at home
Saturday we will be going to my grandmother's house. So Saturday morning we will wake up and let the girls open their gifts from us at home. I have never spend Christmas Eve night anywhere but my Nanny's house so we will be there that night.

Sunday: CHRISTMAS!!!!
We will be with all of my family on Christmas day. It is a special time for us celebrating with our family. I love how Christmas is one of the most fun times of year. We have so much fun and do so many things in celebration of the greatest gift God gave us. I love every minute of the season, I always have. But this year, with the girls experiencing so much of Christmas, I have fallen in love with the season even more.

Merry Christmas Y'all!



3 comments:

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

making wonderful memories! When Jared was young, I had bought smells like Christams which I did every year, I had not decorated yet, it was right after Thanksgiving, I had just lit the candle and sprayed the house, he came in and grinned real big and said its Christmas!! Memories:) we always rented a big screen tv during Christmas break for them to watch movies:) that was back when no one had big screens:)

Alex and Jill said...

Laila CRACKS ME UP!!

Love all of the pictures of you and the girls. I think Alex and I are the most excited we've ever been about Christmas morning...can't wait to see Amelia's eyes when she comes around the corner and sees her kitchen. :)

Making memories with our kiddos = priceless.

Love you!

Carissa said...

So sweet, Jen...you are such a great momma! I know those girls keep you hopping!! Miss ya girl!