Sunday, December 6, 2009

Colorful Day!

Who said Sabbath can't be an exciting yet reverent day, have not met our family. We started out slow but at least we made it to the last two hours of church; even bringing our next door neighbor. Lessons were amazing and focused on the Savior. We dined on soup and fruits, napped, decorated a little more, and found that Disney Christmas meant colors, lots if not all of them! So for me, that meant blue!

As we couldn't afford an all out Disney theme, we decided to incorporate all of the fun decor we have and just have a fun Christmas feel in our home, but despite the given hectic level of planning where to put everything, our evening was quiet, reverent and delicious! (more s'mores!)

We read the story of "The Three Trees" who grew up becoming a cradle, a boat and the cross of our Savior, Jesus Christ. How enviable to be a tree!

I am so touched by this story that last year, just by choosing not to buy a real tree or a big pre-lit one, we decided to just use our patio trees as our main tree. We clustered three on different heights. Inadvertently, we have given ourselves a tangible reminder of the divine experiences these trees shared... being with our Savior- at his birth, his ministry and even His death.

Trying to incorporate all that we've had from past Christmases, imagine my surprise in finding my wreaths intact after three years in storage, and since I made two of this design, I had a matching set for each of my living and dining area windows! So cool!

I asked each one what they did to honor our Savior today and church attendance, listening to lessons and prayers rang out. What great examples. Then I challenged each one to find ways to honor our Savior tomorrow, while they are in school.

Let's see what happens...
Kila joined us and learned that THE TRINITY for us Latter-day Saints meant three separate beings working together for the salvation of man: Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. She also learned that the virgin Mary is NOT A WIFE of Heavenly Father, but rather she was a chosen vessel to allow His Son to exemplify coming to earth just as we are expected to do so- as an infant.


Nikia, May and da kids said...

I think that is a very creative and awesome tree! Such good missionary work on your part to bring the neighbor. All of our neighbors are Lutheran and Catholic and have declined offers to attend with us, but we got set dates to see the Mormon State Choir preform and that will be good enough to maybe get a conversation going. You have done well!


Hansonpatch said...

I am thankful for this post for many reasons. The main reason is that somehow you always post what I need to hear at the exact moment I need to hear it. Thanks!

Chandy said...

You guys are so awesome! Thank you!