Well, our decorations are up and the Christmas countdown has begun! Christmas music playing all day, presents being made, parties being planned – it’s the most wonderful time of the year – REALLY!

No Christmas tree this year – don’t have one and no room to put it up anyways! – but I’m feeling ok about that right now! Didn’t have to deal with the mess and lights and unpacking the ornaments! Yes, I LOVE having a Christmas tree, but not putting it up reduced my stress level significantly!

Once again, we are using this Christmas countdown and Advent calendar that we used last year. It was wonderful and there are enough ideas to follow the same plan and do tons of new activities! I love it and so does Jeremiah! You really should check it out!

You can also head over to my recipe blog for some great edible gift ideas!

And so, I will leave you with our verse for the day…

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

24 days!