I hope you are hanging in there and enjoying the special moments of this season. We have been "sleepless in Seattle" this week - our boys with anticipation and me with a to-do list that won't stop. So, while I am cherishing Christmas time, I think we're just about ready for the big day to arrive! ;)
Tonight, loved ones will gather at our home for dinner. Then we'll bundle up and head to church for the candlelight Christmas service.
I used simple, natural elements with candles on the tables. One of our boys told me it looked like I spilled something on the table (the cranberries). Children help keep us humble and smiling, don't they? (The same child seemed to approve of the table setting when he spotted cookies on the kids' table...)
On the kids' table, we added some some gingerbread snowmen and brown paper packages tied up with string. ;)
Inside the packages are a variety of games - Chinese checkers, a "Jenga" tower type game, checkers and chess. I was excited when I found the games at Michaels, marked down to just $2.50 each. So, if the kids finish dinner first, maybe they'll play a game or two! (Or maybe that is wishful thinking. 5 out of 6 are boys and it is Christmas Eve.)
Celebrating the Light of the World, the King of Kings, who was born in a humble stable. I'm so thankful He came for us. His birth changed everything...
Have a blessed Christmas!