Sunday, December 4, 2011

Apple Pies and Christmas movies

Taryn was asleep & the dishes were done so I baked my first apple pie.

It's been on my mind since Thanksgiving and I wanted to try my hand at it. It's not one of my favorite pies but it's one more thing I wanted to put under my belt. I had everything plus motivation and time so things were looking good. We had just left our friends house earlier that night and I felt horrible that I had nothing to take over to them. Sundays are special- they are meant for big family dinners and special Sunday desserts. But we had nothing to contribute. That is, before 10:3opm, we had nothing. This pie will serve as breakfast for the next couple of days and then I will tackle a Christmas tradition that must be carried on, even in Italy! I'm excited/ nervous about finding the ingredients but I am going to try my hardest!

We watched Polar Express last night and I always cry throughout the whole movie. What a wonderful, inspiring story full of touching experiences. It has got to be one of my favorite Christmas movies and I'm so glad they had it at the Sala Borsa Biblioteca. Tyson worked on a list tonight for a tradition that we decided to start. The official Christmas movie lists- movies that must be watched every Christmas season. Tonight we watched A Muppet Christmas Carol and we thought about how great it would be to be like President Thomas S. Monson, latter- day prophet for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and read Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" every year. (don't know if that will be an official tradition yet)

In no particular order, here are the movies we came up with tonight...

1. The Polar Express

2. The Muppet Christmas Carol

3. The Santa Clause

4. Santa Claus: The Movie

5. A Christmas Story

6. Home Alone

7. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

8. Elf

9. While You Were Sleeping

10. The Grinch

I know there must be some we are forgetting so if you have suggestions we would love them!

December 4th
Activity: The Muppets Christmas Carol
Scripture Readings: John 3:16-17
*This scripture fell on the perfect night to compliment Tyson's Sunday school lesson about Heavenly Father's love for His children. As a part of our Family Home Evening, Tyson shares the lesson he taught, or those taught by the other teacher, with me. I learn a lot and I feel like even though I am in Nursery, I'm still keeping up with Sunday School


  1. You have to add "White Christmas" to your movie list. It starts Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby. It is one of our family favorites. Last night we sang "Snow!" from the movie. It is one of those that you have to watch a couple of time and then your hooked. We love it. You guys are coming up with some fun traditions!

  2. Sweet! Sounds great! We will add it! I don't think we've seen it yet either!