I am almost done wrapping the gifts. It's going to be a fun holiday. I can't wait to see some faces on Christmas morning. With that in mind, I am taking a break from the blog, knowing that you will all be partying and eating so you won't be cooking or looking for great finds.
Although, you know the after Christmas sales may be worth hitting, and if they are, my hiatus will be temporarily interrupted.
This last week has been rough and busy. Book reports, storytelling reports, Chinese projects, Christmas breakfasts, parties, neighbor gifts, etc. I am not complaining, just tired.
We are about halfway through our 12 Days of Christmas project. We delivered a small treat based on the song "The 12 Days of Christmas" to a couple of families in our area who needed some extra cheer. Each of the older kids have had a chance to secretly deliver the gift. All went well, except for J-Dog who was really more interested in the recipient knowing it was us rather than keeping it a secret--that was on day 2. Luckily S. Sue literally grabbed him off the porch and hid him behind a tree, with her hand over his mouth, so the secret is still safe. So, although I told her not to go outside, her intuition was right. Obviously mother doesn't always know best.
It's been fun to watch the kids get the spirit of giving. That really is a gift to our family. May this season bring you Joy. Looking forward to a happy and hope filled 2012.