It's Friday and it's the first day of December and now I shall break out in song..."It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Please tell me you joined me in singing that. I love everything about this time of year but man oh man, there is a lot on our plates, amen?
I took a little time off from this space this week to just collect my thoughts. The beauty of blogging is I am my own boss, that's also my demise. I am an all or nothing kind of gal so proving that I could take some time away to reset is proof of God's love and care. Ok, now moving on before this turns into a therapy session for which you will bill me...on to the favorites of the week.
PS -- I still need to recap our Thanksgiving trip to Seattle and I will next week! Dad, come back next week (he comes for grandkid pictures)!
1. Christmas Activities
I shared on Facebook live
this week that we plan 25 smallish activities for our family to do everyday together. Some are as simple as singing Christmas carols or reading a book by the light of the Christmas tree. It's a fun way to enjoy the season together. You can sign up for my email list (HERE
) and I will send the printable to you! Watch my Facebook live below for more information and inspiration!
2. Happy Playces Holiday Special Podcast
I had so much fun talking to Katy from Happy Playces
about our holiday traditions, how I stay sane during the holidays and why I am saying "no"
more this season. I love listening to podcasts in the car, while I workout or am cooking dinner. It's just 30 minutes so listen
for a little encouragement! You can download it in iTunes or from here
3. Playing Games
Lucy and I have been having some fun playing games together while the big kids are at school. She asked to play Hullabaloo
. She is still working on shapes and colors but she just squeals with delight. I also taught her to play memory, I just took 8 matching sets instead of the whole set. She beat me the first game ;).
I love playing games with my kids so I am so happy she is starting to want to play them. I wrote a post about our favorite games
in case you are on the hunt for some good recommendations this Christmas. Find it here.
Since I am in the prime of Christmas shopping #seewhatIdidthere, I thought these were appropriate! Are these true for anyone else????
5. Going to See Santa
I hope you have a great first weekend in December. We are off to see the Jolly Guy himself. If you are ever curious are thoughts on Santa, I shared a post all about that here
. It's 50/50 on whether our Youngest will be excited or not. Last year was definitely NOT!
Until next time, keep on keeping on with a joyful, faith-filled life. #tribekoko
Linking up with ByBMG
for High Five for Friday and Andrea
for Friday Favorites
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