As you might know, we are celebrating Baby’s First Christmas this year – times two! The twins will be just over four months old come Christmas, which kind of threw us for a loop. They won’t be too “into” it, and they definitely won’t remember it! What should we do to celebrate Christmas with them without going overboard?
Our goal was to celebrate together as a family, to avoid wearing them out with too many events, and to not spend a boatload of money!
With those things in mind, I narrowed it down to three P’s:
Of course, living in our house everyone gets photos taken of them often. However, I’m talking about something a bit more formal. This year, we took the girls to see Santa and had some photos done that way. If you’d rather schedule a family photo shoot with a local photographer, that’s perfect, too! Choose to do something a bit more momentous to mark the season than just a selfie!
Most of our festivities happened yesterday on Christmas Eve, so if you drop by our house today, you’ll most likely find the hubby and I snuggling on the couch with CoCo the Black Kitty and Taffy the White Doggie with some kind of movie marathon going on! Normally we are with my side of the family on Christmas Day, but this is the first Christmas we’ve celebrated since half of my family have moved away, and the other half are celebrating about 4 hours north of us – so we’re making it a super quiet one this year.
I hope you stopped by today because you had a quiet moment in between friends and family and gatherings and wanted to be nosy and see what I was up to…
…but if you stopped by because you’re lonely and maybe even a little bit sad because Christmas just isn’t what you dreamed it to be this year, please allow me to share this with you. It’s the reason for the season…it’s the reason for all of our celebrations. And I hope and pray that it brings you the peace you’re looking for on this special day. You are loved! And much faith, hope and joy is wished for you on this day!
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Well, it’s the day before Christmas Eve, and I think I’m pretty much all set. I won’t lie, a few things didn’t work as I wanted them to, and I probably stayed up too late a few nights trying to pull things together, but that’s the excitement of Christmas, right?!
I mean, the holiday season is always an exciting time! You get to decorate your house with sparkling lights, sort through your ornament collection, and sing along to festive music. But more than that, you get to come together with friends and family to reflect on the past year and count your blessings.
If you’re planning on hosting a holiday get together this year and don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, there are plenty of options that will impress your guests. For example, a cheese platter.
Cheese platters are versatile, allow you to get creative, and don’t have to be kept warm. To help you craft the perfect cheese platter, my friends at FTD created a guide detailing cheese types and cheese tools. The guide also gives suggestions for the best accompaniments, so you can make sure to create a platter that everyone will enjoy!