Sunday, November 25, 2012

A goal and Christmas stuff

Its almost Christmas time. Turkey time has passed and Toby and I have made some health goals and perosnal goals. One of mine is to get backt o bloggin about my cute, adorable, amazing kids.. and family, of course. 

One thing I have been working on lately is to make a home made advent calendar. Since I lived in Germany and advent was very big there, it is a pretty big tradition to me. So I saw one I loved in pinterest, convinced my mom to make one too and we went to the store to pick everything out.

 Advent Pocket Calendar
 I'm almost done making the pockets. Mine are not as cutsie as this on here but I like how they turned out.  
Then comes the hard part of figuring out what to put in them. Toby and I brainstormed 30 ideas because we won't to rotate them and here's what we have:

1. Tape quarters to candy/toy machines w/ kindness note
2. Go see the lights at the Temple.
3. Take food to $ to a homeless person.
4. Donate 2-3 toys
5. Go caroling as a family
6. Bake cookies from friends
7. Go sledding or build a snowman
8. Watch a Christmas movie and drink cocoa
9. Decide on and go buy a new memory ornament
10. Hang stockings and eat cookies
11. Hand out candy canes to random people
12. Drive to see Christmas lights
13. Go see the Festival of Trees
14. Do something nice for each family member
15. Find and attend a free Christmas concert
16. Visit Santa
17. Write letters to Santa
18. Put on Christmas music and dance
19. Read a talk about the Savior
20. Listen to the 1st Presidency's Christmas Devotional
21. Participate in Ward Choir Christmas Program
22. write and anonymous note to the bishop and leave w/ treats
23. Minute-to-Win it games
24. Open Christmas jammies and read the Christmas story from the bible.

Alternates/ for when kids are older:
25: Pick Secret Santas
26. Donate to salvation army bell ringers
27. Have missionaries over to dinner
28. Gift for teacher at school
29. Pick and Angel from the Angel Tree 

What do you think? Got any to add?

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Melody said...

What a fun idea! I can't think of any ideas right now, but if I do I'll let you know!

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