Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Plans

After much fretting and thinking, we have decided to stay home for Christmas this year and have an immediate family celebration. My oldest daughter and I are singing in a quartet for the Christmas Eve service. After church we will return home to watch A Christmas Story and eat Pork Pie, Swedish meatballs, and other yummy foods.

Christmas morning we plan to attend the 9:00 service and then come home for cinnamon rolls and present opening. I had made some tentative plans for Christmas afternoon, but Mike and I decided that it would be to costly this year. Instead, Mike came up with a fun family afternoon.

We have several pairs of cross country skis, Mike has been searching the second hand stores and managed to snag pairs for the remaining family members. We have skis to fit everyone!!! There is a nearby park with groomed trails and several tubing/toboggan hills. Snow is predicted over the next few weeks, so we should be able to spend the afternoon working off our Christmas dinner.

Mike and I have been cross country skiing several times, but we haven't been able to go as a family in a long time. I'm really looking forward to teaching the younger girls how to ski and trying to keep up with my older kids. This could end up to be a great family activity for snowy afternoons this winter.

Christmas night marks the return of Dr. Who on BBC with the annual Christmas special. We are huge Dr. Who fans and will all enjoy watching The Doctor while sipping hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.

What are your plans? Are you going with tradition or shaking things up this year? I'd love to hear about your celebration.

1 comment:

Ewe said...

Last year we had a blizzard and all the Christmas services were canceled. It was so strange. Church is already canceled for tomorrow so we're hoping that this is the bad weather and it is cleared up by Christmas this year. Dh's family started a tradition to eat crepes with lingonberries on Christmas. Christmas Eve our family will be in the annual Christmas program at one church. Then another church service after that.
Christmas Day one church service and then return home to eat crepes. Then we open presents. The boys spend the rest of the day playing with their new toys from Santa-aka Grandma. We'll probably make lots of snack foods-dips and chips and fresh veggies, crackers with salmon etc. for dinner. It's so fun to have time as a family after all the Christmas activities and services at church this month. Such is life when your husband is a pastor of 3 churches. Good for your family for making time to attend church-I really missed it last year when weather canceled church.