A warm cup of hot chocolate with a candy cane slowly melting inside, Jingle Bells playing slightly too loud, and a car full of kids (and adults) ooh-ing and aah-ing over each home covered in christmas lights turns a simple
Well, I think we’ve done it all. We enjoyed playing in a winter wonderland (despite the balmy temperatures outside), Listened to “Jingle Bells” for hours on end and even sang a bit while ringing bells for the Salvation Army, Sat
Christmas crafts are our favorite part of our yearly Advent celebration. It is amazing what a 5 year old can create with a jar from the dollar store, a coloring page, and a few permanent markers.
December! Advent! Can you feel the excitement??? Our crew loves planning ahead, so as we were packing up decorations on 12th Night last year, they picked Christmas Light as the theme for this year. (Okay, okay, so the kids actually
I just love the traditions of Christmas. All the lights, special events, and food (mmm… especially the food) make me happy. Finding and decorating the “perfect” tree. Our annual Christmas-eve-eve pajama party with the cousins. The kids watched A Charlie Brown
I love the view out my front window this time of year. And yes, that is a reflection of my son’s giant popcorn maker sitting in the middle of my kitchen. I was going to scrub it out, but decided
The holidays are not peaceful. They just aren’t. For all of our singing of “Silent Night” and wishes for “Peace on Earth” we tend to keep ourselves spun into a tizzy while trying to accomplish too much, and please too
Did you know that popcorn could last that long? I didn’t. When my husband and I got married we started our life together like most 23 year olds. Completely clueless. We were so excited to pick out our first Christmas
Creating special traditions is one of my favorite parts of being a parent. When I think back to being a kid, it is the rituals, not the gifts, that created the heart of Christmas. I remember lying under the Christmas
*No children were harmed in the making of this photograph.