Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Goals for Christmas This Year

My Goals For Christmas - ok, let's think. I want to spend more time with my family. I am well know for my love of Christmas, but I want to slow down and enjoy it more. Work is usually so busy for me at the same time, but I want to ensure that my family is first.

I want to create special moments for my children. My love for the holidays has been life long, and I want to create that same specialness for Braydon and Kaylee. I want to have nights that are filled with Christmas stories and hot chocolate. I want to sit down and watch Rudolph and Frosty with the kids. I want to have snowball fights and build snowpeople.

I want to have some quiet time with Chris. It's been a different year with him out of work. We've been able to re-connect and enjoy the simpler things in life. We have re-defined what is important and what we don't need to worry about.

I want to document this time of year. For me, for my family. I want to photograph it as much as possible. I want to write about it and I want to remember it.

I want to find a real true Christmas smell that will help with the fake tree. Yes, last year in the spirit of "balance" I let Chris get a fake Christmas tree. It was the first year we didn't fight about needles being all over the house. Joke's on him - now the tree can go up earlier!!

I want to make sure that my young children understand that at Christmas, it's more about the giving than the getting. With a four and six year old - this alone will be a challenge. But they are loving children, and I know that would want others to have joy on Christmas morning too.


Lisa and DJ said...

Yay Kirsten's back!! I have those same goals for Christmas this year. I really want to simplify and enjoy it!

StaZ said...

That's right get right into the Christmas spirit. It's never too early! I was singing along to my Christmas CD starting in October!

PamelaM said...

Wonderful list Kirsten. I can tell by your pictures that the kids are already aware of the importance of family. You are doing good.

PS - for the smell of a real tree, try hanging a real wreath in your home.