Hidden Art Friday

christmas pants

Christmas pajamas–done!  The girls picked out the flannel on their own this year.  It is getting easier to make four sets of these, as the mistakes you make on the first pair are fixed on subsequent pairs.  I even used these directions for super seams, so they look pretty on the inside, too.

Are you traveling with your kids this month?  We’re leaving next week and will be flying AND driving hundreds of miles over the next few weeks.  In addition to packing cold weather gear (my SoCal kids haven’t used their coats, boots, snow pants, hats, or mittens since last Christmas in the Midwest!), I’m restocking my “bag of tricks” and loading up my ipod and nook.  If you’re doing the same thing, don’t forget my road trip survival tips post (written in the summer but also applicable to our airplane rides in the winter) and my list of great audiobooks for road trips, followed by Anna’s road trip suggestions.  And please do share in the comments if you have any particularly successful tips that the rest of us facing travel with kids need to know about!

Nancy Wilson had a great reminder that the goal of this season should be joy as we anticipate the celebration of Jesus’ birth.  If we’re not doing it with joy, maybe we shouldn’t be doing it at all.

When Anna shared some of her family’s favorite fairy stories, our dear friend Christina asked us to post on fairy tales.  We’ve discussed the topic a bit with each other, so don’t fear that we’ve forgotten about it, but in the meantime, I remembered that Auntie Leila wrote about fairy tales a few years ago, and I generally agree with her philosophy of literature.



Christmas posts from last year:

Anna discusses how her family handles Santa.

Emily shares how she’s trying to cultivate generosity in her kids at Christmastime.

Our theme week on Christmas presents: Anna’s take | Emily’s take


Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

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