Monday, November 26, 2007

NOT Decking the Halls this Year!

Hey everyone, So this year we will be going up to Fallon for Christmas and about 6 weeks ago i started fiddling with the idea of not decorating the house, since were not going to be here for Christmas anyways. If any of you have seen how i decorate, you would know that this is a big deal for me. i usually have ThRee TrEEs up in my house, the tallest which is 12 ft. I have swags of garland and lights and ornaments hanging from beautiful ribbons on my drapery rods and it goes on and on. So, as i started toying with this idea, i kept thinking about better things i could do with my time. I thought about the best things i could do and decided that i am going to focus on spending that time making memories with my family and friends, serving others, and making gifts with my hands-with real love put into them. (now, don't think that i don't care for you if you get a store bought item-silly). So, i'm making some jewelry for my girls and sewing them pink taffeta skirts and hairbows and for my friends an nieghbors i will make some white chocolate popcorn! Now, i'm not saying that peopel who go crazy decorating are bad or commercial or anything, i love seeing nice displays, i'm just letting you all know that I'm not decking out my halls b/c i'd rather not clean it up when i get home(last years decorations didn't come down until February b/c i was nauseas with Aria in my belly)!
And this year i just want to focus on my family, service, and what this Holiday really is all about! I am so Thankful that we all have Brother who was willing to be born into the world only live and die for our every sin and sorrow. I truly, don't know where i'd be today without my Savior, Jesus Christ and Our Father in Heaven. Merry Christmas Everyone!

3 comments:

Lewieville said...

We are doing the same thing. It doesn't make since to go to all that trouble and then not even be here for the holiday. Also this way I have more time to try to teach Jessalyn (only 2 I don't know how much she will learn) about the true meaning of Christmas. I'm excited you will be in Fallon, we have to get together!!

Anonymous said...

That's how I have been the last few years of high school until now. It's tough for me to get into decorating to begin with so it just seems like a chore not worth doing. Plus I cannot afford anything extra.

Idaho Family Circus said...

Time to update your post darlin! I need more sweet pictures to look at! Love you bunches ... when will you be in SLC? I will be passing thru. Maybe we can meet up?