It's tricky to do that with a busy schedule and 4 demanding children. I tend to get down on myself when I see friends' and neighbors' families doing truly charitable things during this season--arranging trips to Mexico to build homes for people, collecting and donating hats and scarves for cancer patients, distributing new gloves and hats and hot cocoa to the homeless people in a park in Salt Lake City, and so on.
All I can do at this moment in my life, is think. Think while I'm doing the dishes, think while I'm driving to the store, think while I'm rocking the 1-year-old. Think about my Savior and the truly glorious fact that He came to be with me.
I did manage to take a few pictures of our December so far . . . .
Decorating the tree
And undecorating the tree:
Sweetie's A.L.L class did a performance of Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Sweetie was Mrs. Crachit and she did a great job! I was impressed with how good the performance was.
Sweetie's band concert:
We went to the local live nativity:
And in case you didn't know, there are 10 days left until Christmas: