We’re still celebrating and want to share a few more excursions from our family bucket list. Catherine is embracing the season. Take a look at a few more of her exciting outings:
Paint a Christmas Memory
Catherine visited the Elf Workshop at the Christmas Craft Studio in a nearby town. She painted a Christmas tree and a reinbear. The dreamlike atmosphere was a lift for the holiday season.
Purchase a Gift for the Angel Tree
This is a tried and true tradition for our family that started when big sister Christina was a little girl. We selected a recipient close in age to Catherine and made the purchase from one of Catherine’s favorite stores – Claire’s. After looking through all the glitz and glamour, she settled on a gift card and was eager to return it to Santa’s mailbox.
Take in a game from your favorite sports Team
Catherine attended her first Dallas Mavericks basketball game. This was great fun for the whole family. She joined the crowd in cheering on the home team.
Snow is rare and short lived in Texas. This is a magical craft where small brown paper bags evolve into an enchanted creation to crown the top of a tree or hang in your window. She had tons of fun creating her own designs.
Build a Christmas Vignette.
We create multiple vignettes in our home each Christmas. This year Catherine created her very own vignette from ornaments of Christmas past, miniature Christmas trees and garland. The joy was captured in creating a small space to celebrate the splendor of this season.
Enjoy the Small Gifts of the Season
A few days ago, Catherine came home from school and asked about her reindeer ears. She found her old one in disrepair and insisted on getting new ones. I always keep a few extra pairs around but could not locate them. We made it to one of the local big box stores and our girl went on her mission to find her reindeer ears. I had to chase her. She searched…..and searched…..until I heard “I found them – reindeer ears!” The smile on her face tells the whole story and my heart was filled to know the search for a small gift could bring her so much joy!
We’re having a great time and glad to have you with us. We hope you continue to find the blessings of this joyous season!
Check us out on Instagram starting December 14th as we mark the twelve days of Christmas with more scenes from our celebrations.