It’s (finally) beginning to look a little more like Christmas at the Murray house. So I haven’t started Christmas shopping and the Christmas card isn’t complete, but it will all come together…..I just don’t want to get lost in the “to-do-list” and loose the joys of our 1st Christmas with the boys.
Another first: The boys’ 1st SNOW! This morning we woke up to a blanket of snow in Indiana.
Over the weekend, the boys watched their 1st Christmas movie: A Charlie Brown Christmas! It’s a required tradition in our house to view this timeless holiday classic at least once during the season. It gets me every time I hear Linus’ little voice quoting the Christmas story.
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
[Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown]
That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
Linus is so right! Speaking of traditions….We would LOVE to hear some of your favorite family Christmas traditions. I’d love to compile some of my favorites for a future post – so maybe your family’s tradition will make it on the list or perhaps be incorporated into our family Christmas! Send us a comment or an email to quatro_mama[at]yahoo[dot]com
I can’t wait to hear all of your personalized ways that you celebrate this season!