Thursday, December 24, 2009

~*~ on the eleventh day of christmas ~*~
my true love gave to me
eleven random christmas
pictures, traditions, games, quotes, jokes, stories, recipes, music, what-have-you's
1. christmas eve traditions:
atticus in his christmas eve jammies
while darek reads and acts out the nativity story
atticus trying to remove baby Jesus from his manger
we also sang the first verse of each christmas hymn which is a tradition i inherited from a family on my mission. and we read 'twas the night before christmas before bedtime. atticus is barely understanding this whole santa business but nevertheless he can tell something exciting is happening tonight and he was so hyper and racing all around the apartment. i can't wait for christmas morning!
2. christmas joke:
what would have happened if it had been three Wise Women who came to the birth of Jesus instead of three Wise Men?
they would have asked for directions
arrived on time
helped delivery the baby
cleaned the stable
made a casserole
and brought practical gifts
3. christmas quote:
"i stopped believing in santa claus when i was six.
mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."
~ shirley temple
4. christmas music
another straight no chaser song
the christmas can can

christmas games:
5. play line rider HERE
draw a line for the little snowman to ride on his sleigh, add jumps and hills and stuff.
my little guy wipes out everytime and atticus thinks it's hilarious.
6. play christmas tree light up HERE
figure out how to arrange all the electrical circuits so all the lights light up.
it's addicting - in fact, MOM, i'm pretty sure this is this year's tetris for you!
7. play other christmas games HERE
like decorating a tree, arranging a nativity scene, building a snowman, etc.
8. christmas quote from President Monson:
"The Savior gave freely to all, and His gifts were of value beyond measure. Throughout His ministry, He blessed the sick, restored sight to the blind, made the deaf to hear, and the halt and lame to walk. He gave cleanliness to the unclean. He restored breath to the lifeless. He gave hope to the despairing and bestowed light in the darkness. "He gave us His love, His service, and His life. What is the spirit we feel at Christmastime? It is His spirit—the Spirit of Christ. With the pure love of Christ, let us walk in His footsteps as we approach the season celebrating His birth. As we do so, let us remember that He still lives and continues to be the Light of the World, who promised, “He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
9. Christmas Eve dinner recipe:
in my family we usually have our big turkey dinner on christmas eve afternoon but we've decided to push that until tomorrow and tonight we made christmas fettucini.
10. christmas childhood memory
10. darek's uncle jim used to come spend the holidays when they were younger. he took it upon himself to be the sole protector of the presents after the kids went to bed on christmas eve. jim would lay out a sleeping bag in front of the tree and guard all the gifts through the night to be sure that none of the rascally mccoy kids got into them before morning. needless to say every year it became a personal goal for darek and his brothers (also known as the "three boys") to sneak down and try to get to the gifts while jim slept. jim, of course, was much too smart for this and won that battle every year!
11. read THIS to find out what happens when the twelve days of christmas goes bad...


Matt said...

have you ever attended one of their concerts? do they perform in this area?

familia Bybaran said...

I love the joke. I love this whole idea. I have really enjoyed reading it and appreciate the time and effort you've put into it.