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My husband and I are a young, growing, Christian, military family. My husband is a Captain in The United States Marine Corps. I am a former Elementary school teacher. We are first time parents to a beautiful little two year old boy, with twin boys on the way! I am a stay at home Marine wife, who loves to bake, cook, sew and craft! I enjoy being a Domestic Engineer. The purpose of this blog is to document the story of our life and adventures as they take place.

We are honored to be serving our country and ask for prayer in our upcoming adventures. We have been blessed tremendously, and thank God everyday for all he has given us!




Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Getting In The Christmas Spirit !!

I know, I know . . . It's not December yet!! My husband has this rule, well it's more of a running joke between the two of us; "no Christmas Carols until After Thanksgiving"!!! haha, I can't really blame him, the stores are now putting Christmas decorations out before we have had Halloween and Thanksgiving!

I just love the Christmas Season, the smells, the sights and warm fuzzy feelings! I honor my husband's Christmas Carol rule, but I am still going to share a Christmas idea with you all today. This way you have plenty of time to start thinking about it. . . It's all about being kind this Christmas!

My husband and I are hosting Christmas at our home this year for our two combined families, this means we could have quite a large crowd of 20 or more people! I am so excited because I love to cook, decorate and make others feel special! The other night, Rich and I were planning and accounting for how many of us will be attending Christmas and where we will put the tree and so on. We started talking about Christmas gifts and how commercialized the holiday has become( insert Charlie Brown Christmas story here)! Rich and I were saying how there is nothing we need or want. We are blessed with a beautiful, healthy baby boy, a loving family, a warm home and food on our table. We both came to the agreement of doing and giving to others who TRULY need it this Christmas. After all, Christmas is about the birth of our Savior. What would Jesus want us to do?
Well, this morning after Robbie's play date, I put him down for a nap, checked my favorite blogs and this was today' s post on Erin's blog. 25 Acts of Kindness! How perfect I thought. What a great way to share the Christmas spirit with others this year! Why not try doing 25 Random Acts Of Kindness!! So, I am collecting some ides from this list and starting my own list. This is my December project. We have 25 days until Christmas starting December 1st. I hope you will join me in spreading the Christmas cheer this year!

25 Acts of Random Kindness Ideas

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Have a blessed day!


Anna said...

What a wonderful idea! I will definitely check this list out. I'd love to participate. :)

Making The Most of Each Day said...

I will participate!
I try to do this every day. Getting in the habit refreshes us to want to do it.
I hope participants will journal what they do so we can share in their joy!
I remember when you were in college, Sarah, and you were at Mac Donalds and you paid for meals for the 3 cars behind you. You were thrilled watching their reactions. You came home so excited telling me all about making people happy. It truly is far better to give than to receive. I also remember the Christmas I told you, you could get Teddy Rupskin tapes and you said you wanted to buy a turkey and a tree for a family you went to school with instead. We did just that. On the way home you and I sang; Tis the season to be jolly, and we meant it, we were so happy! I never bought you your tapes, and you survived. I love you, and I cannot wait for December 1st. to start.
Love you, Mom Robin