December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas From the Peterson's!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!
We have had a great year and a wonderful holiday season so far.
We have been trying to slow down.

Way down.

And focus on what is important.
Like Basketball.

Just kidding.

We have been trying to make this Christmas centered around Christ.

It has felt peaceful, calm, and wonderful.
I'm surprised at how well our kids have responded to WAY less talk of Santa and Reindeer,
and WAY more talk of Christ and his life and mission.

One of my favorite new traditions that we implemented was sharing stories of the life of Christ every night. We have used our Roku and watched Bible Video's from which has really helped the little kids pay attention and learn. We have also started using two new sets of ornaments.

The first is a DIY kit that I won in a giveaway and it is brilliant.
Not only did the kids get to paint and help create these ornaments, they come with
a great devotional book to help you apply meaning to each of the ornaments as you
place one each night on the tree.
The kids have loved this.

It is called
The 25 Days Of Christ

The other new set that we love is this one.
The Biblical Names of Christ.
You can purchase a set at Deseret Book.

These ornaments are inexpensive and come without hooks.
So we used some cute red baker's twine to complete them.

I love reading all of these names.
I can't help but start singing Amy Grant Christmas songs when I look at them.

We hope that you are having a wonderful Season.
We hope that the spirit of Christ is in your heart and home.

Merry Christmas to you all!

Love, The Peterson's


Melissa Cortes said...

love it! I'm so glad I finally figured out how to follow your blog. I love your spirit and your wonderful family so much!

Rachel Mills said...

Beautiful!! Simply beautiful… you, your family, and your ideas. :-)