Holiday Prep and Planning

Holiday Planning ~ Lifeofjoy.meWell, it is that time again. I simply love this season. The next two months are my favorite. I love the whole thing!

Now is the time to talk with your hubby about what you want to do for the holidays. Decide together what is important. I have grown children living at home, so we will also discuss this with them.

Things are changing in my extended family as well as my nuclear family. My oldest son Brian, my daughter-in-love Lauren, and precious grandson Liam now live two hours away and Lauren is working weekends. Things are definitely going to be different this year.

My mother had a difficult time last year with her health/knees and said she cannot host this year. So, we will be moving our gathering to my sister and brother-in-law’s home. Then with us being on Trim Healthy Mama, there is the whole question about food and how that will need to change (not necessarily to change the foods but decrease the amounts of foods).

Life changes. Some for the better and some for the worse but all it takes is the right attitude towards the changes and it’s all good. ;)

I have expressed my desire to go view some lights this year. The kids have shared their desire to go see the new Star Wars movie. Michael said he wants peace and good food, which includes some of our usual sweets, converted to THM-style of eating.

It is important to talk through each person’s schedule and what activities we each want or need to do. But don’t limit it to activities/obligations, include things you’d like to do like make cookies, create Jesse Tree ornaments or some other kind of ornaments, games to play, books to read, advent activities, and so on.

I’m so happy that our church has, once again, decided to do a Holiday Bash, where we will celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, this Friday evening. I love that we are doing it a couple weeks before the snowball starts to roll and also that the church will not be vying for a date in December. To me, it is so fun to celebrate with my church family, all in one evening!

Well, I have a lot to do this week. So I’m going to run. I hope you will sit down and write down the things that you do, things that are important to you, and anything new you’d like to try. Write it all down and then talk to your hubby and family about it.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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