The holidays come with some of our favorite traditions. One of those favorite traditions is the giving of our yearly Christmas ornaments. It started with those very first ornaments, Baby's First Christmas. Each kid started with one. And every Christmas since, we've added to their growing collection.
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It's fun to take a minute or two to look back and think about the things that helped to shape the year, and to consider how life is shaping your children. It's equally as fun to hunt for an ornament that speaks to the year. 2018 was a great year. But what happens to the ornaments when the kids move out? Well, the ornaments go with them! That's part of the fun of this tradition, we get to watch their collection grow then the collection goes with them. They get to keep their treasures and memories to use on their Christmas trees as adults.
We shared in a number of adventures that made the year sweet. We also crossed a number of important milestones along the way. As we think about this Christmas season, the reality that our kids are quickly becoming adults is more real than ever. It's causing us to slow down, to think a little more intentionally, and to take advantage of the time that we do have with them. We often say that we want our kids to WANT to come home for the holiday's, to get excited about seeing each other, and to look forward to spending time with each others families. I (Jay) dream of the day when all five kids and the families are gathering in our living room opening gifts, laughing, and sharing in the season of Christmas. It will be a sweet time together.
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