*Gordon asked why The Little Match Girl had to be a sad book.
*Gordon and Teeny chose to give some of our Christmas budget to go toward a well in a third world country. I think the picture of the little boy with the bloated belly in the World Vision Catalog really made a strong impression on Gordon. He tears up a bit every time we talk about the need for clean water in other countries.
*Painted Christmas cards for family and friends. Better get around to mailing those, huh?
*Bud-Jack after reading and talking about Proverbs 15:1, "Those are harsh words!"
*Failed yet tasty attempt at a chocolate icecream "yule log". Gordon called it "bark".
*Wrote letters to Santa. Gordon asked for either a Creepy Crawler bug making kit or an outdoor survival kit (with an axe. . . um, no). Teeny asked for *another* 18" doll and more doll clothes. Bud-Jack asked for a mountain. When pressed for something a little more doable, he jabbered out something I really couldn't understand at all. Mary is asking for what "Santa" already got her: Little People (thankyou Craigslist).
*Made gingerbread men.
*Woke to find bundles of gold-wrapped chocolate coins in our shoes. Happy St. Nicholas Day!
*Began brainstorming "gifts that don't cost money."
*Out to eat for a Logos fundraiser. Had fun seeing one of Jason's co-workers and her husband and daughter (our wonderful babysitter).
*Jason's friends from York Young Leaders over for cookies and coffee. Kids helped make Triple Chocolate Chip cookies.
*Hit my mid-Advent slump. But enjoyed stroganoff and pierogies for dinner. Yum.
*Brainstorming how to spread Christmas cheer.
*Went to local Christmas tree farm to pick and cut down our own. It was cold; we made our choice fast.
*Shopping for eachother.
*Gordon finished up his "The Three Little Wolves and the Big, Bad Pirate Pig." To be illustrated today by Teeny and then scanned, and printed in photo books for the Grandparents.
*Wrote down my 2010 goals.