Gift ideas that are low on cost but big on imagination!

Today Emily was re-reading one of her favorite books and it gave me a great idea.  I wanted to share this with you because it’s a perfect budget friendly gift idea that would be sure to please most young kids.  With Christmas coming, I thought it was the perfect time to share this.

The book . . . → Read More: Gift ideas that are low on cost but big on imagination!

Easter Weekend

Happy Easter! 

This year our family celebrated Easter a little different – no egg hunts, no baskets full of candy & gifts.  We decided to just keep it simple and instead just enjoyed a full weekend of fun family time.   I don’t have anything against baskets & egg hunts, but Emily hasn’t believed in the Easter . . . → Read More: Easter Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know I’m a few days late, but I wanted to share with you how our family celebrated Thanksgiving this year.  It was our first Thanksgiving completely on our own as a family of 3.  For most of our marriage, we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving with our parents – usually with both sides of the family coming together . . . → Read More: Happy Thanksgiving!

Summer Highlights Part 1

Yes, I know it’s already autumn, but I’m catching up on posts and wanted to share some highlights of our summer with you.  It feels like it just flew by in the blink of an eye.  We had such a mishmash of things going on! 

Here are some of my favorites…

In July, Hubby did his very . . . → Read More: Summer Highlights Part 1

I have a dream!

Today is the day that we honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a man who stood up for his beliefs and wanted better for the world around him. He dared to dream of something better – a world where people would love each other for the people they were, not judge each other . . . → Read More: I have a dream!

Christmas Blog Carnival – Day 2

The topic for Day 2 was my “Favorite Christmas Dessert”, and we were supposed to share the recipe.   I don’t have a specific recipe, but I do have a dessert tradition that is definitely my favorite to share with you all!  Every year at Christmas, we make a “Happy Birthday” cake for Jesus and sing . . . → Read More: Christmas Blog Carnival – Day 2

Christmas Blog Carnival – Day 1

This week Wives of Faith is hosting a Christmas Blog Carnival! I loved participating in this last year and am excited to do it again because it’s a great way to meet other wives through their blogs.

Today’s topic is: Favorite Christmas Movie

It’s so hard to pick just one favorite, so I’ll have to give you my . . . → Read More: Christmas Blog Carnival – Day 1

Christmas Advent

December is upon us (did that seem to sneak up on anyone else?), and we are now in the season of Advent.  Advent is the time of waiting and preparing to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, on Christmas Day.   In order to count down this period of time, our family uses a wooden . . . → Read More: Christmas Advent

Black Friday: Where greed prevails over decency

I am in shock.  I’ve been watching a few videos online of Black Friday footage shot by people right in the middle of the chaos, and I am in complete shock.  I know this isn’t the first year this has happened, but I just can’t get over the lengths people will go to and the depths . . . → Read More: Black Friday: Where greed prevails over decency

Give me a break!

Why is it so much easier to give others a break, to cut them some slack, to extend grace to them – but it’s so hard to do it for yourself?

I have been fighting a chest cold for the past week and it is wearing me out.  I absolutely despise coughing! It hurts, it’s annoying, and . . . → Read More: Give me a break!