Christmas Moments   |   December 14, 2016

Every day is filled with precious moments as we watch our children grow and Christmas time keeps me especially mindful of this. We try to fill Christmas with meaningful moments and fun. In a world that teaches children Christmas is about receiving it is tough to teach your children it is really about giving.

In the evening, John takes time to play with Carlie and Donny, or read books while I finish making supper. They look forward to Daddy coming home and always rush out the door to welcome him when I tell them he is home.

We made cinnamon ornaments for the tree, and they smell so good.

The children at church are putting on a Christmas play on Sunday evening and I was asked to make some angel wings. Carlie and Donne loved wearing them and I was worried they would break them before they ever reached the actors.

Milton has drive in movies at Christmas time and we decided to go on one of the coldest nights we have had so far this winter. They had three short Christmas movies and we ate popcorn and Christmas cookies and tried to stay warm.

One of our Christmas treat traditions is fried summer sausage, cheese, and crackers. When I was growing up my family used to fry the sausage on sticks in our fireplace or on the woodstove.