I was sitting in my living room today feeling a bit overwhelmed. Can any of you relate? I began to look around and suddenly felt the weight of post-Christmas. There's a tree that needs to be un-decorated. There are stockings that need to come down. There's a giant Thomas the Train and tracks covering the… Continue reading Post-Christmas Blues
If you knew my mom, you knew that she had a gift of hospitality. This time of year, you could find her hosting her and my dad's 11th & 12th grade Sunday school class for a night of food and games to celebrate Christmas. In the fall, you could find her hosting a tailgate before one… Continue reading Mom’s Peanut Butter Dip
Christmas is such a fun time of year! There are presents to buy and wrap, beautiful decorations, Christmas lights, Christmas movies... and the list could go on! All of these things are so fun, but ultimately, the reason why we celebrate Christmas is the birth of Jesus. If Jesus had not have been born, then… Continue reading Why Do You Celebrate?
This time of year is SO fun... adding kids to the mix just makes it that much more exciting! During the month of November, we did a "Thank You Jar" with Hunter (2.5 years old). Each day, we wrote down something he said that he was thankful for (fire trucks and choo choo trains were… Continue reading A New Christmas Tradition