(first, let me say, I HATE indoor flash photography...bleck! How horrible does the above photo look? But at least I realized quickly! ;)
So today we did the whole "put up the tree" tradition. I LOVE decorating for Christmas...and this year Ezekiel was SOOO excited about everything. I'm smiling just thinking about it as I sit here typing.
Sadly I didn't have that same attitude all day. About half of us are feeling under the weather around here and because of that I needed a lot of helping "finding a happy heart" today. I'm so grateful that, as we're reminded in the catachism, "the Holy Spirit alone" is able to change our hearts.
I'm so grateful for this time of year. Grateful for the focus of the season (JESUS, not gifts! lol ;) and the continual reminders of what an amazing God we serve. One who's plan, from the foundation of the world, including sending his Son to earth as a baby.
(when did my baby get so big? And so darn pretty?!?!)
We've stressed so much that Santa isn't what Christmas is about, that he was just a kind man that lived a long time ago, and that we're really celebrating Jesus's birth...that I'm a little worried that one of the kids is going to get us into trouble by telling some other little kid that Santa isn't real. We've talked about how some people like to pretend Santa is real and all that...but...any ideas?
Grace was all about helping daddy pick out ornaments!
and this little dude...I think he hung everything on two branches! lol. So funny.
Alright, so, that was random but I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!!