Tonight I spent the evening helping the kids make their lists for Santa. We've been talking about scaling back, and not just for the financial reasons. A few years ago I heard or read this somewhere: that since Jesus only received 3 gifts on his birthday from the 3 Wise Men, then maybe we should too. If the Son of God received only a few gifts, why should we have so many? This line of reasoning made sense to me, and helps to bring the focus back to what the holiday is really about. So the kids made their list and really, compared to other years, didn't ask for the sun, moon and stars. I hope that they will be happy with less.
Mike brought the tree up today and we'll decorate it over the next several days. I can't believe how fast time seems to be going! I have the Christmas Story on tonight and am enjoying it as always.
Here is my layout for the latest Dreamgirls challenge - to scrap something (not someone) that you can't live without. The twists are to use paint and chipboard on your layout. I used the November Treasured Scrapbooking kit for my page:
The mug in this layout was a gift from the kids a few Mother's Days ago. I love it. It holds just the right amount of coffee. I'll wash it out before pulling a different mug out of my closet. It makes me smile. It reminds me that I'm blessed when I'm feeling tired and sorry for myself. It's truly a "must have" for me.
Starting to get a bit sleepy here, with a busy day ahead of me tomorrow, so I'm signing off. Goodnight!