December Advent {and knock-it-out november follow-up}

This is the last monthly resolution of 2012! The end of this month I'll post a wrap-up to the whole 12-month resolution process. In the meantime, keep reading for a follow-up to knock-it-out November and a look at what we'll be doing for December Advent.

Knock-it-out November {follow-up}

November was equal parts relaxing (thanks to the holiday and a media fast) and productive...

4 simple goals. I came up with 4 simple goals in Simplify September to get me through 2012. This month, I worked on and wrote about listening instead of watching, writing everyday, and logging in once and always logging out.

Less blogging, more writing. You may have noticed I'm posting a little less on the blog. This may currently come across as sporadic and unreliable, but that should all even out starting in January.

December prep. I rounded up 49 Advent calendar ideas >> here in preparation for my December Advent resolution (see below).

Wrap to 2012, plan for 2013. Survey results are in, I'm using them to make some changes for 2013. Coming soon!

November Books-of-the-Month

Bringing up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
$100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

December Advent {preview}

I have one main goal for my December resolution...

25-day count-up to Christmas. Yep, that's all there is to it. You can see our simple envelope advent calendar >> here.

This month we'll bake cookies, drink wassail, take winter family photos, make some cards to send, donate items to local charities, celebrate my girly's 5th birthday, watch our favorite holiday movies, attend Christmas concerts and events, see the lights, drink warm drinks, and enjoy each other's company.

We'll help the kids learn our favorite Christian Christmas songs from Away in a Manger to First Noel and Little Drummer Boy.

And we'll read parts of the nativity story everyday from our various kids' Bibles and Jesus story books, helping the kids learn the details of the story and the reason for the season.

It will be a warm holiday season in the Cress household, and I hope it will be for you as well.

Happy Holidays!