Tuesday, December 30, 2008

52 Blessings Project~Week 51

This Week I Am Grateful For ~ Fun, And FREE!

Christmas is a drain. Financially, physically, and emotionally. It is easy to get caught up and not take the time to enjoy the moment.

During the holidays money always seems to be tight so even though the kids are out of school and we have the time to do things we never seemed to have them money to do it! This year I have felt fortunate that we had some activities that were both fun and free. They allowed us to take the time to be with the family, share some fun times and just enjoy the time together.

We got the tickets to zoo lights that included a great catered dinner. We took one day and went to Bass Pro shop for their Christmas celebration. They had cookies to decorate, free target shooting, letter writing to Santa, a Santa to visit, and lots of fun stuff to look at! It was very nice.

Temple square on Christmas Eve was fantastic and once again..Free!After Christmas Ashley was here for a visit so we went to the zoo again. A whole different experience than going at night, and once again Free! I love free!

Me being cheap I went to Target before we left and bought popcorn. Only $1.00 compared to the $4.00 at the zoo! The kids had fun and I was lovin how sweet the older ones were with everyone! It doesn't happen often so when it does I love it!

This year I think was one of the best years for me this Christmas. For some reason the stress was just gone. It was like magic! We didn't have a lot of money to spend but we somehow had enough to do what we needed.

And having things to do for free helped stretch the budget and the FUN! And for that I am very grateful!


sara said...

i love free and fun too...glad you had a good Christmas!

Nutsonurse said...

Looks like a blast. Ethan looks sooo big, it makes me kinda sad to see them growing so much.I love zoo days, even if I always think our zoo sucks compared to Cali.

Mike, Suzann and Family said...

I am so glad to hear you had a great Christmas! It has been a wonderful one this year! I sometimes think being strapped on cash makes us all sit back and remember what it is all supposed to be about.

sherry said...

How Fun! Next time call us and we'll come with you. You wanted 5 more kids around, right?;)

Kricket said...

I am so glad you had a great Christmas! It seems like when we worry so much about money we do miss the spirit of Christmas.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Free and fun - so fun! (: Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope the new year is filled with many blessings.


See, you need to move out here. ;-) Everything is free! The zoo, the museums, the monuments. We are the freebie paradise. And good for you for enjoying so much of the holiday. I wish I had been better!

Amber said...

Fun...and FREE. No better combination. :-) Darling shots of your kids!