Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas!

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Merry, Merry Christmas to all my wonderful HSB friends!! I pray you and your family are enjoying a wonderful, memory-filled Christmas season and taking the time to remember and honor our Lord and Saviour's birth!

We are having a wonderful time, hence the lack of posts recently. I've just been too busy... but not with shopping and all that. No, I've been watching my little angels perform in two different Christmas plays (and all the practices that goes on with that), we've had out-of-town guests, and we're getting ready to do lots of baking starting tomorrow, not to mention that our three younger children have had 103 tempuatures this week and were all diagnosed with strep throat and our oldest spent last night and most of today throwing up! But I think they're all on the mend now. We've only got some caughing and runny noses to deal with now, so I think we can handle that.

With only a few shopping days left, I thought I would share this site that lists 63 gift ideas for under $10! Who couldn't use that kind of list?!

Need help getting and staying organized, especially during the busy holiday season? Check out this site which lays out an 18-week Grand Plan to help you organize for the holidays so you can actually ENJOY them instead of running around like crazy and MISSING out on them like happens to so many this time of year. If 18-weeks is too long for you, you might want to check out this 6-week plan. I know it's too late to use these this year, but bookmark them and maybe they will help you be more prepared for next year!

Some other sites I've bookmarked for Christmas are:

*a Christmas story advent coloring book

*a unit study approach to study the symbols of Christmas

*the names of Jesus unit study

*TONS of Christmas activities and lessons

*Literature unit studies for Advent and Christmas using Tomie de Paola books

*Jesse Tree sites:

Jesse Tree #1

Jesse Tree #2

Jesse Tree #3

Jesse Tree #4

*Letters to/from Santa sites:

Letters #1

Letters #2

Letters #3

Letters #4

Letters #5

And just for some fun and laughs, check out these this site!

If you have found any good sites worth checking into for the Christmas season I would love to know about them!

1 comment:

Fiffi said...

What a beautiful photo of your kids! Your blog is looking beautiful! Those 'Car' cookies are great!
I haven't been to vivit for a while.... so I had a bit of catching up!
I wish you and your family a Merry CHRISTmas and a beautiful 2007!