I am overwhelmed and exhausted, yet tremendously happy.
So very thankful for my family and friends and the many celebrations we have all shared.
We are trying to do our best to teach our girls
simplicity in the midst of excess.
It is not always easy.
Before I had kids a dear friend shared with me what her family does for Christmas.
Each of their children receive
Just like Jesus received three gifts from the wise men.
I knew that would be a tradition we would adopt in the future.
Halley and Lucy are excited about their three gifts (pajamas, a doll and these pettiskirts). Excited to be like Jesus.
I have been quietly brainwashing them since birth.
But, I am sure they would be happy with just one.
Their favorite part of Christmas is making a birthday cake for Jesus.
(Don't underestimate the power of Betty Crocker.)
So as you are putting away the millionth toy that is soon to be forgotten, think of Jesus and and the wise men. Bad economy or good, it is nice to take the focus off of the "stuff" and put it back upon the real and lasting gift that is our Savior.