When I “go to town” now, I MUST have a list. Seeing as how the “town” is 45 minutes away, you do not want to forget anything. Actually, I have learned that we can live without quite a bit that I thought we needed. I love simplicity! Really! I do! I am learning how to make things stretch, and it is working.
Tomorrow’s trip has a pretty long list. It is getting time for my little advent calendar to begin, and I need all of our supplies for each day’s activity. When we lived in town I could cheat and put activities like “go to Starbuck’s for a special Christmas treat” or “go to the park after school.” Yep, won’t be puttin’ those things. I think I have it all figured out, but we shall see what I forget and how I figure out how to do our activities anyway.
I am going to try to begin another “add-on” to our daily activities this year. I found the idea on Pinterest, and I think this is possible. I really think it will be cool to share and talk about the names of Jesus each day with the kids. I haven’t decided if we are going to hang the ornaments on a separate tree or just the one I already have up. I will figure that out tomorrow. Here is a link to the 25 names of Jesus idea.
I love getting prepared for Christmas, even if it does require me to “make a list and check it twice,” don’t you?!