Christmas Eve

It’s finally here!  If your kids are like mine, they are just about losing it with excitement.  And in a couple cases over here there was some actual losing it that occurred.  It’s hard to be little and tired and ready for that jolly big guy to leave your heart’s one true desire in your living room!

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Advent Calendar

I have gone through several ideas for advent calendars.  When I was a kid we had a felt calendar that hung on the wall.  It had pockets and my mom would put candies in them.  My brother and I got to pick our candy out each day as we counted down to Christmas Day.  Fun!  Wanting to keep the candy away from my kids, I foolishly came up with another idea.  You can see it here.  It involved moving a bow on ornaments that hung in our window.  It’s very pretty…just not as fun for the kids though.

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Father’s Day

This Father’s Day is bittersweet for me. I’m so grateful for my husband. He is a wonderful dad to our kids. I’m thankful that they have him as a role model and to give them those good snugly hugs that only a daddy can give. He works hard for them and plays hard with them. I am also appreciative of the example he shows them as a husband. He is teaching our daughters how they should be treated by the man they marry and what to look for in a husband later. And our son is learning how to be a husband–how to treat his wife. He is also learning how to be a dad and a man of God. I’m thankful for this man. He is loving, kind, and gentle.

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Valentine’s Day Prep

My kiddos have been quite anxious at the imagining that I may have possibly let Valentine’s Day slip by unnoticed.  There was some serious concern as I was called into question as to the whereabouts (or whenabouts) of Valentine’s Day and why had we not yet decorated?  There was speculation that everyone else was celebrating on that very day, but I had irresponsibly allowed Valentine’s Day to fall by the wayside, giving no thought to the feelings of my devastated children.  I carefully, so as not to upset their sweet feelings, informed them that we still had 24 days left and promised that we would not miss any of the fun parts of the day.DSC_9893 Continue reading

Baby Blankets

Happy Father’s Day!  In honor of the daddy of our family, I wanted to share one of his favorite things…baby blankets.  I could tell you that he has a love of them and would still carry his around if he could.  But I won’t tell you that.  Instead I’ll show you my snuggly babies in their baby blankets…and then perhaps a little peek of Scott with his favorite baby blanket.

Chloe’s baby blanket

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Happy Easter!

I wish you a blessed Easter, full of remembrance of what our Savior did for us on this special day so long ago.  He Is Risen!

He is not here!  He is risen just as He said it would happen!                       Matthew 28:6

Happy Easter 2015

April Fools Day and 7 Fun Pranks

Two years ago I introduced Chloe to April Fools Day and pranking.  Not mean pranking.  Funny pranking.  One year we made brownies (Brown Es).  And another year we sent the grandparents Doughnut Seeds (Cheerios), which they thought was cute of course.  But this year…oh this year I am no longer on Chloe’s prankster team.  Nope.  I have been forced to the other side and I am now being pranked on.   Really, I couldn’t be more proud of my blossoming jokester.

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