On the 6th day of Christmas my sister gave to us....
6 Musical Tickets!
Going to a Broadway musical is quickly becoming one of my favorite things at Christmas time. The last four years my sister has given us tickets to see a show for our Christmas present. We get all dressed up and have a wonderful time together. It is so much fun and my girls love it. We have seen White Christmas, The Lion King, Wicked and this year, Little House on the Prairie!
I was noticing something happening at Christmas time, my children were getting a lot of things that would end up buried in a closet somewhere...never to be played with much at all. We don't have much room in our house anyway. So, it made me think about the presents and things and what really is the point behind it all. Sure it is fun to receive a toy; but what will they remember most a gazillion toys or wonderful moments spent with family or learning something that they can take with them for the rest of their lives.
I asked my family if it would be okay to do something different than just giving my kids more stuff. My parents decided on lessons for the kids. The girls for the past three years have been taking ice skating lessons. My sister's choice was the musical thing. We have loved these gifts so much. The time spent with family and learning something new is priceless. Life is really more about wonderful moments than wonderful things. Thanks Family!
I love rethinking the holidays and discovering new ways to make it more rich, more about family...more about what God intended it to be all along.
Don't you just love my daughters face! She was tired of taking pictures. It was the best we could get out of her. LOL John took a nice picture...good job hubby!