Before Christmas I made a list of things I wanted to do so that we could use our time well creating family traditions and making memories. I didn't want to get to the end of the break and say, "Oh I wish we had..." Overall it turned out to be a fantastic time with the kidos and hubby.
Chilson Center indoor pool/splash pad- check
Gingerbread houses- check
Visit giant snow piles at the mall parking lot- check
Volunteer with flood relief- check
Visit Christmas lights- check
Put up "Called to Serve" wall- check
Make Christmas sign for mantle- no check, maybe next Christmas
Play basketball at the church with the boys- check
Enter a photo contest- no check
Take the boys to the out door ice skating rink- check
The ones without a check obviously weren't meant to be done, or at least weren't that important after all. Other highlights not included on the list were attending a local Zumba class, having the Sister missionaries over on Christmas, finding a local sculpture zoo, and acting out the nativity story as a family. Here's to intentional parenting.
|Just in case you missed this picture in Zach's weekly family letter. It is a work in progress and will have pictures of many more missionaries soon going around the sides.|