Christmas 2020 at Notefull Living

It’s Christmas Eve 2020. What am I doing. Writing a blog post and not spending the day with my family over Christmas. Why – Simply we aren’t allowed. One thing I won’t do – be defeated by this intense year. I’ve been super careful not to vent on here about current world events.

Tonight, not being at my parents house in the country, by the woodstove and watching my kids play in the snow at their grandparents sucks.

Snow at my childhood home. With the rope swing under the honeysuckle bushes.

By the way. I had some awesome pictures of the snow at our place. We don’t often get much snow here in the Fraser Valley – well it comes and doesn’t stay long. Those pictures I accidently deleted.

I’m just a tired stay at home mom of 3 kids and finally has her husband home on christmas holidays and I’m crashing hard.

Not having a date night or childcare in over a year is taking it’s toll.

Our tree was cut down a few weeks ago and the kids and I decorated the mantel at the end of november.

I haven’t written on my blog in over a month as life just has been FULL at the end of the year. So much so – I dropped social media and seriously considering dropping it all together.

But…

My husband and I have made a motto this year to keep life as normal as possible and not allow this year (FEAR) to overtake our lives. Fear is something bully’s use to control others they are intimidated by. I’m grateful for my Faith in my Lord Jesus Christ who is my Saviour.

A few weeks ago I asked God what to do about this year and what’s happening. All I heard was this: SPREAD JOY.

My son had a dress up day at school and to support him I wore my fun suit all day too. Instead of getting dirty looks when I’m well away from others and not wearing a mask I got smiles when people saw my outfit.

This year isn’t over.

I will say this – I truly felt like the entire world needed a hug this year. And for all those affected by current events, I wish I could afford to give you a dinner.

In our house we don’t celebrate Santa Claus, even though we have these suits as a last minute purchase last year trying to make a fun family photo. We do share with our kids the biblical account of Jesus’s birth. Plus share the story of the man who inspired the ‘fictional’ character of Santa Claus.

I really look forward to sharing meals with friends and family again. Like this ham we cooked up for our families dinner tonight. Our kids were fighting over the cracklins.

Here’s the Video Christmas Video on YouTube with more behind the scenes of our December.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas

Notefull Living

Disclaimer: You may have noticed I carry a very different view then most of what is being told to us by the media in regards to current events. By no means do I mean any disrespect to those impacted by this virus.

Author: Notefull Living

Hi, My name is Carrie. I'm Canadian and live in the Fraser Valley outside of Vancouver BC. Notefull Living is my blog about our Home and Garden. I’m a Wife, Mother of 3, I'm passionate about my family and providing a good home and healthy lifestyle. I Hope you enjoy learning about my life with tips that are useful or noteworthy for your own home.

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