Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Christmas Spirit

I've finally gotten back in the swing of sewing again. Here's my latest creation, a matching sleeper set for Gavin and Liam. Gavin's isn't done quite yet. I'm also working on replacing the velcro on some of his diapers. I'll soon be making a dress for my niece (oh to be making little girl dresses again! I miss it!)

Next is a picture of me and Gavin in his christmas outfit that Mitzi Lowe gave me last year. I'm so glad that it fits.
I've been thinking a lot about making Christmas meaningful this year for the kids instead of focusing on what's not important. The older ones saved their money for a trampoline but donated some of it to Operation Christmas Child. It was fun to watch them get excited about giving toys to someone else. What else can we do? I always have intentions of doing an advent celebration but we just can't seem to get it together to do that. I can't find my Christmas devotional either. I guess I'll just have to wait and see if anything hits me!


Dana & Ryan said...

What a cute, cute photo of you and Gavin!

I think Liam looks just like Austin in that picture!

Melanie Wilson said...

Cute! Maybe you already DID it. Every moment of every day isn't going to be obviously "spiritual." You're doing good just acknowledging it and nurturing your kids!