I don’t know about everyone else, but December is always a busy month for my family. We love Christmas. The songs, lights, decorations, and just the atmosphere. We normally start decorating the day after Thanksgiving and this year was no exception.
We didn’t do any outside decorating because I can’t use a ladder, but our house was still very festive.
The kitchen, living room, bathroom and dining room all had a touch of Christmas.
We are very big Disney fans. With the exception of a few snowmen and Santa things the rest of our house is decorated with Disney.
It started with a few ornaments about five years ago and has gradually taken over. I love it!
We didn’t do much baking this year. I ran out of both time and energy. I did attempt a few recipes that were corn free but they still need a little work.
We did a few Christmas crafts. I had found a foam wreath for a dollar last year and my little one enjoyed decorating it as well as two door hangers.
She also put together Santa’s workshop and a manger. We talked about how Santa is nice but that Jesus is the real reason for the season. We read a couple of Christmas books and watched a lot of Christmas movies while snuggled up warm in a blanket drinking hot chocolate.
We a lso got together with my best friend and decorated gingerbread houses.
This use to be a tradition we had with a dear friend Barbara who passed away last year. She was unable to participate last Christmas and we decorated them with my friend. This is our new tradition. We are already thinking of ideas for next year.
One day we went to Knotts Berry Farm for the free craft fair. My little one was able to see Santa, and we had a nice day looking around and enjoying all of the Christmas decorations.
Then I found out I had to go back to work. It was only about a week and a half before Christmas so we didn’t end up doing all of the things I had planed. I had to go back working the overnight shift so my sleep schedule was really messed up. We didn’t get to go see Christmas lights or decorate cookies but it all turned out ok in the end. I finally got my cast off and I am now in a brace.
We had a wonderful Christmas morning.
A few days after Christmas we spent the day at the Santa Ana Zoo.
It was very festive and a lot of fun. It has been a long month and I am looking forward to the new year. The main downfall is that I will be celebrating the New Year at work. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe new year.