how do you christmas? i wasn't sure what christmas our way meant until i sat down to write this post. after reflecting for a long time i would have to say that christmas our way is slow and filled with lots of inappropriate humor!
last year was the first christmas with rowan and the first year that all of the big kids were home for the holidays. may favorite part was watching them interact with their little brother, having all of their friends over to hang out and visit and sitting around the table laughing at all the wrong things! i become overwhelmed around the holidays and experience depression. having a slow and smaller celebrations helps me maintain my focus. i only wish i'd figured that out sooner!
top three memories of last year are taking rowan to see santa, having all 5 of kids together for a photo and our family of 7 all gathered around the tree watching rowan take everything in on christmas morning.
last year was so joyful that we've created our own december bucket list. i think that it will certainly change a bit from year to year but it's nice to do the things that have meaning for you and your family and forget about everything else!
i love seeing all the ways others are celebrating!
take a look at these wonderful posts by some of my blogger friends.
Sara Lafountain http://cookwith5kids.com
Erin Cox http://www.lifeabundantlyblog.com
Katie Mullis Crenshaw http://twelveandsix.com
Clarissa Laskey http://www.clarissaexplainsitall.net
Marcia Denise http://www.ciasays.com
Gillian Nicholl http://www.indulgingmum.com
Lauren Shoffner http://crunchandchill.com
Elizabeth Edgar http://mommygonetropical.com
Elanor Brammer http://tiggypoesandflutterbys.blogspot.co.uk
Jennifer Crowther http://www.jennyscrayoncollection.blogspot.co.uk
Kate Walton http://www.akreativewhim.com%2F&h=lAQFx3Niz
Marilyn Arriaga http://www.tiltamom.com
Cindylynn Calzone http://hometownqueenbee.blogspot.co.uk/…/what-will-our-chil…
Courtnee Garr Frimming http://www.ohmyheartblog.com
Kam Kay http://www.thewomentalk.com
Kelley Farrell Ferreira http://www.chicagonow.com/canny-nanny
Samantha Lamb http://mommawantsjava.com
Chanel Cumberbatch http://www.crunchychronicles.com
Rachel Newcombe http://smartmomsmartideas.com
Karen Marie Patten https://www.facebook.com/spoilmyfamily/?pnref=lhc
Brittany Lass Schwan http://www.beckyandbrittany.com
Rebecca West http://www.craftcreatecalm.com
Esther Steinfield Freedman http://blog.cuteheads.com
Kimberley Mazzarolo http://talesfromthecrib.ca
Liz Jean http://www.cheekydays.com
Julie McCorkle http://julesandco.net
Shannon Hughes Gauger http://dailymomtivity.com
Kristen Marie http://gentleparentingwny.com
Janella Panchamsingh http://www.mabellevie.ca
Kim Robertson http://1200milesaway.com
Lynzy Carey Coughlin http://www.sparklingfootsteps.com
Jannel Alisha http://thevanessachronicles.com
Jennifer Vleira McCullar http://lifewith3boys1girl.com