Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Lot to think about

As I am sitting writing this, watching the snow fall and the fire in the fire place ( well electric fire, still makes you feel cozy). It makes me think of how much we have and can be thankful for.  I do love this time of year because of being able to spend it with my family celebrating the real meaning of Christmas.

The downside to this time of year is all the commercialism that goes on around us.  We have never bought a lot of presents for our kids or ourselves. Honestly our boys have more fun with the boxes and the stuffing in the boxes  then the actual toys! haha    I know I am not alone in this!

  But also because it is teaching them that Christmas is not all about presents, the ads that are in the paper, or a man dressed up with a white beard, who comes down the chimney with presents. ( which our boys don't believe in).

We want to make sure they know that the really meaning is the wonderful and beautiful birth of our Savior, and nothing else matters! Yes everyone loves getting presents I included!. We just don't want toys and commercialism to be the focus.

Hey I am not saying I don't like watching Christmas movies, I love too! I am a Hallmark Christmas movie kind of gal.( well at least those that I can watch online, since we don't have cable), and like buying gifts for our families, and decorating our house and tree. I just don't want to lose the meaning of Christmas.

I am working on my next post for goals  I have for next year! Stay tuned!

~ Katie


  1. Katie thanks for posting this ,,,, It really spoke to me ..and helps me not feel so alone .Not buying things like so many do .MAKES ONE FEEL KINDA ALONE :) and I am glad to have a friend like you ,to keep me grounded and help my priority straight

    1. Thank You Tessie! No you are not alone at all! I also want to do more homemade gifts then buying them. To me them seem to mean more :)

  2. Good for you Katie!! I like to keep it simple too and focus on what Christmas is really about. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. Thank you Jenny! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas with your family!!