Christmas is in full swing here at the Michael House. I have to say that I haven't felt stressed or overscheduled at all this Christmas season. I got my shopping done early and I have even been in full "crafty mode" and not too busy. So far we've had a Home Group Christmas Party, a School Christmas Play, and a Kid's Scarf Making Party at our house and still...we're all calm and totally enjoying the Christmas season!
One of our all time favorite things to do with our kids is putting up the Christmas tree. We always put on Christmas music and make hot cocoa, and take our time decorating the tree. Every year our kids get a new ornament that goes into thier own "box" of decorations. By the time they become adults and start thier own famlies, they will have a little box to start off thier own trees. We got our Christmas tree star on our honeymoon. And we even got an ornament at the Statue of Liberty where Conrad proposed to me! We have an ornament that has the story in it of when we were expecting Isabelle and told my family on Christmas Eve all about it. The girls LOVE hearing these stories! Most vacations or events are marked with an ornament.
Here are a few pictures of our Christmas Cheer! Enjoy!