Monday, December 7, 2009

Countdown to Christmas...

I made this countdown board at a CK holiday retreat. I didn't finish it last year because I was insanely busy with my "homeade Christmas". My poor sweet kids got neglected and I felt like a horrible mother!!
So with a new and improved vision for Christmas this year, I finished this board and we are doing little activities everynight. And it is so much fun. The girls LOVE to pull the next slip to see what we are doing. They aren't hard, unrealistic things. They are fun little things like write a letter to Santa, and make ornaments for their tree, make treats, and stuff like that.

I just have to say that it has been so much fun not stressing about making every gift. I am not even close to finished shopping and I am not one bit stressed out about it. Everything will fall into place and I am determined to just set back and enjoy my time with my family.

Tonight our activity is to make hot cocoa and read a Christmas Story. I just found this recipe and how YUMMY does peppermint whipping cream sound. We are so topping our cocoa with this stuff tonight.

Find the recipe here...Peppermint whipped cream

I hope that you are all taking the time to enjoy the little things!!


Trinia said...

LOVE that Idea!!! I will definitely try that tonight.

Trinia said...

K'Brina Try this hot chocolate recipe, my boys LOVE it! I buy the 3 musketeer bars. I put them in the freezer until they are frozen, (other wise they go lumpy,) then I break them into small pieces. I fill the the cup about 1/4 with the muketeer bars, and then fill with the boiling water. You have to stir for a minute or two, and there you have it. Try it, and let me know what you think.