Cooking….up a fun weekend of birthday celebrations! My Mamaw is going to turn 90 on Friday while my mom will celebrate her 71st birthday on Sunday. I’m hoping to celebrate them both on Saturday with some time together and yummy food.
Wrapping…up my Christmas shopping and a actually have a few gifts wrapped and under the tree! My girls are SO easy and I am going to share a few things from their gift list (Jordan this is your warning) tomorrow. The boys, however, are a little tricky and I’m still trying to nail down a few things. Hoping to be all down by Sunday and have everything on it’s way to me!
Playing…all the Christmas music! I actually keep my car loaded with Christmas CD’s all year long. This week every single night I’ve walked in and tapped Alexa and requested some Christmas tunes. The selection has been so good. I definitely love a great mix of both classic Christmas carols and new compilations.
Sharing…a little bonus on this currently post because I just found it so insightful. Blake who blogs at Forever Callahan shared the book by Max Lucado, Because of Bethlehem. In her post yesterday she wrote we talked about what to say when people ask if we are ready for Christmas. Most of us (myself) answer depending on whether we have our shopping done. But that’s really not the reason we should be ready for Christmas. There is just so much love and giving this time of year that makes me so happy. I mean the birth of Jesus is coming!! Yes! I so love this and it really did make me remember the real reason for the celebration! This book will definitely be on my list.
If you find yourself a little lost in this season and looking for something to remind you of the real meaning of Christmas, I would also suggest the book The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas by Ann Voskamp. I walked through this daily devotional last year leading up to Christmas and decided to pick it up again this month. Such a beautiful, beautiful story!