Since our container shipment was delayed, I knew we would not have an actual Christmas tree. So thanks to Pinterest, I was able to get a little something together the night before we left the States. It's not the real deal, but I think the kids have enjoyed playing with it.
|We had lots of fun decorating the felt tree, listening to Christmas music and sweating to death!!|
|The kids have really enjoyed the countdown calendar that one of their grandmas made for them. Each day has had just a little something(like a Squinky toy, chapstick, little balls, or nail polish) in it. They have looked forward to it every morning!|
|And of course, our Elf on the Shelf, "Elfie" made his grand appearance! The kids were just amazed that he found us all the way in Togo!|
Each night as we put the kids to bed and read them a few of the books we brought with us about the real meaning of Christmas, I thank the Lord for this time of year. Even though it is not a "traditional" Christmas season, we are thankful for the reminders of what this season is really about. The decorations are simple, but they are all a good reminder of the wonderful Christmas season!