Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Spirit Award

The very wonderful Chelle at Creative Thoughts by Chelle, who has been my bloggie friend for quite a while now has given me an award. (And before the other 2 ladies who have given me awards that I haven't yet acknowledged get upset - as if they would - I want them to know that this one is pretty timely so I thought I'd better pass it on quickly before it expires! And I am going to acknowledge the other awards...really I am. And I do appreciate them.)

So, here it is:

Pretty isn't it?

Here is what I'm supposed to do:

Christmas Spirit Award rules:You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award. The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas. You must link back to the person who gave you the award. You must list 5 things that you love about Christmas. If you can’t limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space! Pass the award along to as many people as you like.That can be 1 or 45; it’s up to you. But, you must pass it on to at least one person in order to keep the Christmas cheer going! Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment.

So here we go:

  1. I love getting the kids in their pajamas and heading out in the already warm car to look at Christmas lights. We pop popcorn to bring with us and try to remember to bring some water to drink. The kids fight over who gets to see what light display first, but it's fun because they care about who gets to see the lights first. It's a dumb thing to fight over, but it means they're into the spirit and want to see the lights.
  2. I love the anticipation of knowing I've bought/made a really great gift (at least in my mind) and waiting to see the person I've bought/made it for open it. The spirit of Christmas for me (at least as an adult) has always been giving to others and seeing that I've given something special.
  3. I love making the goodies with the kids. We make at least two kinds of Christmas treats each year and the kids seem to enjoy it so much.
  4. Much as I complain about it, I really enjoy wrapping the gifts and making them pretty. I often don't have time to make the gifts really as pretty as I'd like to since I've had kids, but I still enjoy making the "things" pretty in the paper.
  5. I love seeing the wonder in my children's eyes. Baby D won't really understand this year, but she will still take in the sights and sounds and be enthralled with it all. M and K see Santa and are in awe. Then Christmas morning, when they see all those presents? That is pure awe.
  6. For the first time, this Christmas Eve, I will see two of my children sing in church (on Christmas Eve). We usually don't attend on Christmas. There will likely be tears. (Yes I know we're backwards.)

I'm going to pass this on to two of my good friends: Sandy and Kara. Merry Christmas friends. I hope you know how much you mean to me.

5 people like me!:

Sandy said...

I am honored my friend! Actually, I was going to post a top 10 list of things I love about Christmas, so this worked out really well.

Merry Christmas!

for a different kind of girl said...

The boys and I are going to bake some cookies for Santa today, and tomorrow after church services, we'll drive around and enjoy the holiday lights. I really look forward to that time because the boys are always excited to spot the most elaborate displays first.

I hope you have a fantastic Christmas with your family!

Mayberry said...

Congratulations! I love your 5 things.

Damselfly said...

Aw, singing on Christmas Eve! I hope it goes great.

Congrats on your award!

chelle said...

awww wonderful!

Merry Christmas Friend!

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