To make some new traditions and keep the spirit of Christmas alive in our home this year we challenged ourselves to do a family Christmas activity each day from Dec 1 - Dec 25. It could be a craft, service, Christmas movie, caroling . . . you get the idea. Some of the things we've already done were picking out a tree and decorating it, cutting out snow flakes, listening to my sister sing at the Mesa Temple, making sugar cookies (I used this recipe).
So far the challenge hasn't been finding things to do but doing it as a family. Andrew has been busy with school, but the semester ends on Tuesday and things will get easier. We are also very busy finishing up buying Christmas presents, preparing for our Christmas in England, and getting our home ready for my sister, Louise, and her family of three to move in while we're out of town. Lot's to do! On a side note, Louise just found out she's having a baby girl! She has a boy already so they're really excited! She's due a month or so after me. Challenge yourself to do something a little extra this year to make the season more happy, fun, or spiritual.