Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Good Times and Good Company

December is definitely my favorite month of the year. I love the lights, the hot chocolate, the decorations, the Hallmark movies and, of course-the reason for the season-celebrating Jesus' birth. We started a new and pretty awesome tradition this year. I wanted to get in as many Christmas projects as we could. We did and had a blast! I hope you enjoy the pictures! Also, since this is an author's blog and all, I did include a few children's book recommendations at the bottom for some seriously amazing stories. I still cry every time I read one of the stories with George.

Cotton fun!

Gingerbread house! Yeah, I didn't do the candy kind yet! I'm a monster!!

This is a neat way to talk about Jesus' birth. The door hanger went on the window, away from Emma fingers!!

                  Fun with garland!

I love a Christmas wreath!

 Hot chocolate and a paper bag Santa.

Yes, he said fire!!! Scary!

A winter owl!

This was as much fun for him as it was for me. I'm looking forward to it again next year, and I can't wait for Emma to get more involved.

Now, about those books! We read "Twas the Night Before Christmas." George really liked the rosy Santa, and he requested it several times. That was a lot of fun, but I think my hands-down favorite story was Max Lucado's "Itsy Bitsy Christmas." George requested this story over and over. Lucado tells the story of Jesus' birth through the eyes of two little mice in the stable. The idea is that Jesus came for even the smallest of us. Wow! I always cry. I tell George they're happy tears! So, we had an AWESOME Christmas, one full of good times and good company.

We are praying for a wonderful 2014 too!