{On the Docket: December}

Somehow it’s already 18 days until Christmas.  18 days, people!

While I look forward to Christmas every single year, I’m still learning how to navigate this season as an adult.  Balancing the parties, family visits, gift buying/budgeting, decorating, writing Christmas cards and still remembering why we celebrate can become overwhelming and daunting for me.  Every weekend packed with events comes with a certain degree of anxiety and stress rather than pure fun and celebration.

As Pete and I have made commitments this December we’ve made decisions that will eliminate a lot of the stress and leave more room for joy.  Our general rules are these:
1.) Leave 2-3 nights/week free.
2.) Make room for quality time.
a.ka.: Don’t overbook and still date your spouse.

Hopefully these rules will also leave time for new traditions this year – reading through the Christmas story throughout the month, serving those in our community and making homemade gifts.

And now that you’ve managed to read through my yearly adulthood Christmas crisis, I welcome you to the events we are 100% joyful & pumped about this month.

{Walls Family Farm}
580589_409404055750028_729535766_nThe perfect family-friendly place to cut down your own Christmas tree!  [Post coming soon!]

{Christmas Concert with Shane & Shane and Phil Wickam}
1459235_10151905888929130_1976689117_nWhile the event at Watermark Community Church is sold out, you can watch it live {online} or check out their other {tour dates}!

{Paint Nite}
paintnitedA gift from my parents for our anniversary, Pete and I will be having fun date night in Addison with drinks and paintbrushes in hand!

In addition? Peter’s staff Christmas party, our Community Group Christmas bash, a trip to San Antonio to see family,
{Christmas Eve at Watermark} and a visit from my mom!

Happy celebrations, friends!

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  1. Pingback: Music Monday: {Shane & Shane and Phil Wickham} « Bybel Stories

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