I had lofty goals for the month of December. I was going to do “the real” version of Truth in the Tinsel this year (as opposed to the printable ornament version that we have done the past two years). I even started a facebook group so I could do it with friends.
Clarissa and I started strong the first few days. We read our Bible verses and made our ornaments for the tree.
But then we got sick. Over the course of one week, all three of us had the flu. So we got behind. The stories repeat over a few days and you just focus on a different element, so it was easy to get caught up on our reading. But Clarissa was only randomly interested in the crafts.
I am glad to say that Clarissa and I enjoyed our Truth in the Tinsel time together. Every day she wanted to read the stories. And then she would ask me to read other stories in her Bible, so that was good for this mama’s heart. But she wasn’t terribly interested in the crafts this year. I think next year we’ll go back to the printable version.
This December, my parents sent Clarissa an advent tree. She really enjoyed putting the ornaments on the tree and practicing her numbers.
My aunt sent us a miniature tree with some snowflake ornaments last year. This year, we decided that it could be Clarissa’s tree. She kept it in her room. Over the course of the month, she would randomly pull ornaments off of the big tree in the living room and confiscate them for her little tree.
We made Christmas cookies five different times this holiday season for various events. Clarissa really enjoys doing the cookie cutters and sprinkles. She also enjoys eating the raw cookie dough…
My mom sent Tim and I a gingerbread house for our anniversary. We had fun decorating it together. And eating it.
Tim and I went on a fun date downtown for our anniversary to a place called Sushi Neco. The sushi was delicious and reasonably priced. I ordered a princess platter and Tim ordered the 12 piece assortment. Both came with miso soup and a ginger salad.
We had originally planned to visit Seoul for Christmas. But Tim has TDY in Hawaii in January so we decided to skip Seoul and make it a family trip to Hawaii instead.
We mostly had a lazy weekend at home. We introduced Clarissa to the Santa Clause and Miracle on 34th Street. (Are there any family Christmas movies that aren’t about Santa?) We also were able to Skype both sets of grandparents.
We wanted to do something fun in Daegu so we headed to the new Shinsagae mall. I will definitely blog about that experience later.