We were excited to have a white Christmas this year, and so many things to be thankful for!
We celebrated here at our house with our family of four plus my brother-in-law, Garrett. For pictures and info about what we do as a family, you can always check out my family blog, which I am terrible at updating.
We had a great day full of presents and food, and while we spent very little money and chose the childrens’ gifts conscientiously, there are a few that were plastic, and therefore not terribly “green”. The majority of my son’s gifts were actually secondhand, if that helps any. I’d rather not expose myself to green blogger criticism by going into detail about what we gave them, but be aware that we chose even those toys conscientiously because we felt that the experience outweighed the risks.
I don’t have a beautiful picture of our entire family together wearing matching anything near a tree because I was unable to corral my children long enough to get anything like that, and honestly, they spent most of the time arguing and fighting (keepin’ it real, here). Instead, I have this delicious picture of the (vegan, soy-free) birthday cake they decorated for Jesus. Obviously, artificial colors were used in the toppings but no trans fats, dairy, or soy.
I hope that each of you had a wonderful, delicious, and guilt-free holiday! I’d love to hear your not-so-green confession in the comments.
I’ll be back later this week to review the success or failure of my To Do List from 2012 and explore my new To Do List for 2013!