Category Archives: christmas

The Rabbits, It’s Always the Rabbits – Part 4

Read here for The Rabbits – part 1, part 2, part 3 I know what you are thinking…Again with the rabbits? Yes, the rabbits but this time it’s different. Unbelievably, I just bought some rabbits. I know. Along with the … Continue reading

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Christmas Card 2013

Whew. It’s been awhile since I was here. So sorry about that extended break. I meant to warn you beforehand but I didn’t quite get to it. Since it’s 2 weeks past Christmas now seems like the perfect time to … Continue reading

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Santa Letters

The Dear Santa letters are written and are now on their way to the North Pole. In my opinion, there really is nothing cuter than little kids handwriting. And my eight year old has included a special message to Santa … Continue reading

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Christmas Wreath 2013

Because I am trying to decorate on the cheap but also needed a change from our regular Christmas decor, I decided to make as many of the new items as I could. This wreath on our door is one of … Continue reading

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I have a confession. I’m kind of bah humbugging it over here. I know I have everything to be thankful and grateful for but I’m still feeling a little like Scrooge. I feel like someone is missing from our family. … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby, it’s cold outside. Actually, it’s not just cold in Texas right now, it’s freezing. Wednesday we were in shorts and it was 79 degrees outside. Thursday we had tons of freezing rain and temperatures below 30 degrees. School was … Continue reading

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Holidaying It Up

Hope you holidays have been wonderful. Our break even included lots of snow! A white Christmas in Texas! I’m going to take another week off to enjoy with the kids before they head back to school. Hope you are getting … Continue reading

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Simple Christmas Card Display

Last year I hung our Christmas cards in the entry way. They were placed on large pieces of ribbon and attached with clothespins. Well, I’ve radically changed things up this year and hung them in the family room on ribbons … Continue reading

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Baby Jesus

Caroline’s teacher told me she had the following conversation with Caroline last week. Teacher: “OK class,we have all the parts to make Baby Jesus in front of us.” Caroline- “That’s not Baby Jesus.” Teacher – “Well who is it then?” … Continue reading

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I think this will be the last year my oldest will believe. In fact, he may not even get to the 25th but I’m crossing my fingers. Now, we haven’t completely sheltered our kids – they’ve known sadness, been aware … Continue reading

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