"I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever." ~Isak Dinesen
Does that include shopping for Christmas Presents! Maybe I need to focus more on the beauty of the season, I did tell the children Im going to take a day and go shopping and just get what ever I want for them. That really sounds kind of fun. Taking time to think about each kid and what they might like and then just not worrying about whether it is on there wish list or not or worry if the store still has what ever it is they are longing for. I really do want to take the anxiety out of Christmas gift shopping. It was hitting me today one of the things they wanted I cant find and I dont want to pay the inflated price for the limited addition. It just to Crazy, and I could feel that anxiety setting in. So that is how I came up with my plan, I am still hoping they wont be too disappointed.
One of the things I thought would be fun as we focused on Mary for our Nativity this week was to make the star path from the book All Year Round. I have been wanting to make one for a while. So Im so excited to have finally done it.
Here is my Mary I had a lot of fun crocheting her and then giving her wool roving for hair. I just love wool roving.
This is her star journey to the stable. Each star is numbered with the day of the week up to Christmas Day and that is when she will reach the stable. She is geting closer every day. I still need to make a little baby Jesus for her to hold when she arrives at the stable.
I bought this book and have so been enjoying it! Im looking forward to sharing it with my family this Christmas season. She has seven traditions that you can share with your family to help them think about the true meaning of this time of year. The first tradition begins with Mary and it so neat because one of the things she does is she just puts out the different nativity characters one at a time to help build the suspense and help bring the focus to Jesus. So Mary comes first and her Tradition is Pondering. To ponder what she was thinking that amazing night when the little baby Jesus was born. She suggests making hearts for the Christmas tree or heart cookies to eat that night when you share Marys experience with your family. One thing I was thinking I would like to do is create Mary's star path from the book All Year Round by Ann Druitt and Christine Fynes-Clinton and Marije Rowling . Isnt this time of year just so fun!!! Yea I love it!!! Have a Happy Day!!!
sunserf.tumbir.com pinterest It could be argued that creativity is a form of prayer,a form of thankfulness and recognition of all we have to be thankful for, walking in this world. ~Julia Cameron
Im so excited to start this day! First it is my youngest daughters birthday! Then I have a bunch of creative ideas roaming around in my head just begging to get out. So Im looking forward to start working on them! Yea happy day!