Today is my birthday and I’m 27. Just kidding. I’m 30 and I can’t believe it. I’m not sad about it—the only thing that I’m bummed about is that I can’t ever say I’m twenty something again…ever. The twenties just sound so much younger.
Since I was born on December 1st, around Christmas time, I was named Christine because it has the word Christ in it (but I go by Christie). I LOVE Christmas (like many of you do!). I love the meaning of it and what we are celebrating. I love that people are more kind and giving (unless you are out on Black Friday—wow, watch out! Ha ha!). I love that we can reflect on the life of the Savior. I love that I can try and teach my children to care more about how they feel when they give to others rather than focusing inward.
And since it is my birthday and I can blog what I want to I’m going to share some Christmas music and videos with you that I absolutely love at this time of year. They make me happy and make me feel all Christmas-y.
This first one is the Opera Company of Philadelphia that sang in the middle of Macy’s to unsuspecting shoppers. Now wouldn’t THAT be a great Christmas shopping experience?! It actually makes me all teary watching it. I loved explaining to my kids what the choir did. They thought it was pretty neat.
This second one is a song Faith Hill came out with last year that I can never get enough of. So beautiful!
Celtic Woman anyone??? They have two of my most favorite Christmas songs of all!
I’m actually posting a variation of this next video on a guest post tomorrow, but I wanted to include it here today because it’s beautiful and just really kicks off the Christmas Season every year for me.
Hope you all have a wonderful day! If nothing else, I’m excited that I don’t have to fix dinner tonight while the hubs takes me out.