Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Twelve Days of Christmas

It's the Christmas season for the next 12 days, until Epiphany begins on January 6. Laura at 10 Million Miles is celebrating with daily posts based on the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," which can be used as a children's catechism. She's posting a simple explanation of each symbol and sharing ideas for teaching it to little ones.

What a great way to celebrate the Christmas season!


We are spreading out our Christmas celebration....

On Christmas Eve we went out to an Italian restaurant with my husband's parents (their tradition from my husband's childhood), then went to the 9:00 candlelight service at our "old church." It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces.

We celebrated on Christmas Day with my husband's parents and brother, his wife and their little girl. Our next door neighbor, an older single man, joined us as always. One of our prayers for the right buyers for our house is that they be good neighbors for Riley!

Then we hit the road for a visit to my parents' home in Ohio, where we'll see them, my grandmother, Professor Brother, his wife and their three girls--and if Pilot Brother's flying schedule permits, we're hoping for at least a couple hours with him, his wife and their two girls before we have to leave Ohio and head back to Illinois--so we can be in Wisconsin on Sunday morning! Papa Rooster has a sermon to give, and with our usual husband/wife worship team out of town, Blondechick and I will lead the singing, as we did last week also. It was our first time ever to sing together, and we enjoyed it. (We get to sing Christmas carols this Sunday--yea!!)

Maybe sometime after that, I'll be able to post again. Until then, enjoy the 12 days of Christmas!!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Thank you for spreading the word about the "12 Days of Christmas", Jeanne. It's been so much fun to brainstorm ways to make these truths fun and memorable for a pre-schooler. (As always, it makes it more fun and memorable for ME, too!)
May God guide and protect you as you travel.