Advent: Week 1

Ready for our first advent activity? I am!! My first experience with an advent calendar was my paper one from when I was a kid. I’ve got quite the collection now. But I don’t think I ever even heard of advent candles or an advent wreath until I was older. I still don’t quite get […]

Top Ten {Tuesday}

1. Have you ever had one of those days? 2. The one where your son drops a cup of milk on the ground? And it breaks? And it wasn’t his cup to begin with? 3. The kind of day where you think you’re just having a conversation and then it turns into an argument? 4. […]

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

Thanksgiving is over. It’s not even December, but hey–it might as well be Christmas. For about the last 3 weeks I have had so much traffic on my Christmas posts, I thought I’d put some of them together for your viewing pleasure. Go on, grab a Reese’s Peanut Butter Christmas Tree (you know you’ve got […]

Advent Calendars and Beyond!

I’ve always loved Christmas. I’ve always loved the month long celebration of Jesus’ birth. But since having kids I’ve come to treasure the opportunity to spend good quality time every day thinking, talking and celebrating the birth of the King of all Kings! My favorite way to do so is with an Advent Calendar! And […]

Operation: Deliver the Shoeboxes

My church has been collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. In fact, we collected 8,000! Sadly, the 11 we packed? Not included in that number. Why? Because I didn’t bring them to church! What in the world?! In my defense, we were coloring 11 2-page coloring sheets from the Operation Christmas Child website to enclose […]

One Last Thing Before Thanksgiving…or is it Christmas?

{this picture has nothing to do with the post, other than I’m thankful for adorable Woody pajamas!} The kids are watching Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, I’ve got a list of food to cook and there are 5 boxes of Christmas decorations sitting in our dining room. How has Thanksgiving become the starting line for Christmas? Poor […]

A Thanksgiving Mad Lib

The blog has been too quiet! Last weekend, our family went to Savannah to visit my husband’s grandmother (remember his Grandfather died a few months ago) and to a family reunion. Our internet access was limited sometimes impressing your kids (and family) means not running around the house with your laptop in the air trying […]