Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
This is such a fast and easy treat. We took a box of sandwich cookies and dipped them in almond bark (I added peppermint flavor to it too). I used my Pampered Chef Double boiler to melt down the bricks of Almond Bark.
We let them dry on wax paper.
Then after those were cooled and “dry” the girls started decorating with frosting making snowflakes and trees.
What are your plans for Christmas Eve? I have a few pies to make – a Cherry and a Pumpkin. We are going to go to the Heights Church Service and have our annual Eve Lasagna. (Jen is making white Chicken and mom is making red ). The kids will get to open one present – Clean new PJs. And I am sure that it will be a chore to get all of them to go to bed after reading the Nativity Story and the Night before Christmas.
Luke 2:14 – Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
We had a few desires tonight.We wanted to see a house decorated entirely in white, we wanted to see a lit Nativity and we wanted to find a Leg Lamp.
We found everything that we wanted to see while singing Christmas Carols at the top of our lungs.
Take time with your kids to sing songs of the word of God. Observe the lights that represent the birth of our savior.
Luke 2:16, 21 – So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger… he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.
I believe that you can never have too many Nativity Scenes up for Christmas time. I have started adding a new one every year to our “collection”. This year, I made one and was inspired by one I saw at my mom’s group, Vital Moms at the Height Church. I was sad to not know WHO made the one there to give proper credit to my MUSE. (If it is you, let me know!!)
These are fun to make and do not take up a TON of time… although you can get lost in detail.
You will need:
- 2 small clay or wooden pots,
- 2 large wooden balls for the “heads”,
- a clay or wooden plaque,
- scrap felt in white and 2 other colors,
- brown paint,
- flesh paint
- white paint,
- hot glue gun.
- Optional: gold paint, crackle paint, black marker to draw on faces, fake snow paint, wooden star and staff.
- Paint the balls flesh and the pots a brown color(I also “crackled” the bodies with my crackle paint). Hot glue together. Add the colored scraps on to make clothing and ties with a piece of raffia each, Mary around her neck and Joseph around the head.
- Paint the disk white (or brown) and add the “people” to it.
- Create a “bunching” of raffia to make the hay manger and hot glue to the base.
- Swaddle the white cloth to make a “baby”. Glue to the hay manger.
- Optional: add texture snow around the base – This MUST dry overnight!!
Here is the sample that inspired me:
And here is my finished nativity:
Luke 2:8 – And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
We put up all of our Santa collection (My grandmother collected these before she passed away – our family ended up with a handful of that collection to add to for our own to put out every year in her memory), our angel tree and our nativity scenes that are in our living room (we have several of these also and add to them each year.)
Luke 2:11 – Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. —
We made caramel popcorn and watched Christmas movies – Tonight was my all-time favorite movie – A Christmas Story. I know every word!!
Larry has the magic touch too – as Rowan instantly falls asleep after she climbs into his lap.
So take time to have a snuggle party and watch a FUN Christmas movie together as a family.
Luke 2:9-10 – An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. —