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Overall, I feel like I’m succeeding in my determination to choose joy this Christmas season. For some reason, the wonder of the birth of Christ is really overwhelming me in a new way and I’m seeing light and hope and joy everywhere I look. Now that my blog archive project is over, I’m throwing myself wholeheartedly into festivities like Christmas parties,
shopping, baking cookies, and Christmas crafts with Ezra grocery shopping and then collapsing for the rest of the day, clearing off enough of a messy kitchen table to attempt a Christmas craft with Ezra, and hoping I might have enough energy to bake cookies later on this week.
So here are the happy little bits of Christmas that I’ve added to my joyful memories this year:
Homemade joy-themed crafts that I made at MOPS:
Sitting with dear friends at “the fun table” at our PWOC Christmas program:
This beautiful Pritchard Chapel gingerbread replica, made by one of our PWOC sisters:
A mini gingerbread nativity scene that I won in a drawing:
Said nativity scene has become a favorite of Ezra’s. He loves “Baby Jesus” and “Baby Jesus” (aka Joseph) and “Mommy Jesus” (aka Mary). I had removed the porcelain figures from the gingerbread portion so he could play with them, but he brought them back into the kitchen to “put in da house.” Later I found “Baby Jesus” on the roof. Two minutes later I found this:
A Pinterest-inspired (yes, I said it, go ahead and say “I told you so” now…) Christmas craft that Ezra actually really enjoyed doing:
And his lovely glitter (and yogurt) covered face to end my day, and this post: