Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our Christmas Tradition

Over the last four to five years, we have sprinkled Reindeer food on the lawn on Christmas Eve.

We make up a batch of this "tasty" stuff each year.  We mix oats and sparkles in a big bowl.  The smell of the oats attracts the reindeer and the sparkles twinkle at night with the Christmas lights so maybe… just maybe… the reindeer will notice our house and stop here first!

The kids love this each year!  They just reminded me we still need to make up a batch for this year.  It is a simple tradition, but so fun.  And sometimes a bell falls off Santa's sleigh that night and the kids find it on the lawn in the morning… so far two bells have fallen off in our yard over the years.  Maybe one more bell will be lucky enough to land in our yard.  That way each child would amazingly enough, have a bell of their own!  Wink, wink...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Thankful: Day 30

Day 30:  I am very thankful for Chief.  After over 15 years of marriage, I still smile when I think of him.  While marriage can be hard and life can get in the way for time spent together, I would not want to walk through this life with anyone other than Chief.

Another year of a month of thankfulness!  This will be a yearly tradition because while I might not post every day, this exercise makes me keenly aware of all the blessings I have in my life.