Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What I love about the holidays

Not that I don't like reading what I'm looking forward to about having a new baby, but since he's here now I thought it would be time to update my top five. I've been terrible about getting into the holiday spirit this year. Thanksgiving just kind of snuck up on me and now it's over and I didn't really do or feel anything about it. Sad huh? I'm determined to not let that happen with Christmas. I love Christmas and there are so many wonderful things to enjoy about this time of year, here are my top five or six this time:

1. Having a chance to show appreciation to those around me that I love and that do so much for me throughout the year.
2. The way Christmas lights look inside your house when they are the only sources of light. I used to put lights in my window when I was a kid and I loved falling asleep to the soft light of Christmas lights.
3. Christmas makes me feel seriously crafty. I do so enjoy it. Why is it though that crafting can seem so expensive? Aren't homemade gifts supposed to be cheaper than store bought? I guess leave it to the wal-mart to make everything so cheap it's hard to outdo them (not that I have a problem with that, but still...)
4. Teaching my kids the value of doing something for others less fortunate than us. Christmas time is also a good time of year to tell my kids over and over again that no we don't NEED anymore toys and that we should be grateful for what we already have.
5. I really, really love Christmas movies. My favorite is definitely Elf. I laugh so hard every time I see it, it's so great!
6. Yep, I'm adding one more. It's my blog and I can do what I want... Having the chance for about a month to really think about the Savior and remember what he did for me, I don't remember often enough at other times of year.

I hope everyone will enjoy their holiday season. Happy Holidays!

9 comments:

Kawowski said...

Good list Chels! I mailed you a little package yesterday hopefully you receive it sometime this week. I love Elf too, in fact I watch it all year round because it it too funny!

Nancy Sabina said...

We just watched Elf last night and I had forgotten how much I like it. ...This is a good time of year...

Nancy Sabina said...

We just watched Elf last night and I had forgotten how much I like it. ...This is a good time of year...

Brad and Vanessa said...

I agree. I love ELF as well. "Fransisco that's fun to say!"

The other reasons are good too.

Heather & Nate said...

I love this time of year also. Your kids are so cute. I like big babies...Luke is perfect!

Brittany said...

Good ideas for the list. I enjoy this time of year so much too. And I want you to know that it is alright for you to reflect back on the Thanksgivings you had here with us, think long and hard about them. Maybe it will prompt something. Maybe a move? I'm just throwin it out there.

Suzy said...

Hey Chelsea! I was so happy to hear from you! Your kids are absolutely adorable. I love the blanket story...hilarious! How old is your youngest? He is so cute! (Aren't boys fun?) I love your kids' names. So cute. Where are you guys living?

Kari C. said...

Your babies do all look a lot alike. Isn't that fun? Such cute kids. Hope you enjoy a fun Holiday Season!!

Windy said...

Hehe Elf...I laugh just thinking about it. Those are some great ideas! Good for you! I will try to get more in the spirit. The weather here is not helping. It still feels like October...ugg. Where does time go anyway?