Month: November 2012

An Advent Calendar about the Real Reason for the Season

Most Advent calendars seem to focus on kids getting more stuff each day until Christmas and then having an explosion of gifts to open on Christmas Day. I’m here to share something different. An Advent calendar that focuses on the real story of Christmas and the reason we anticipate it. This is a repost from […]

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A Long Ride Home

Friends, I am still a bit shaken as I sit here ready to share this story with you. As I shared in my last post, we found out last Wednesday that my husband’s grandfather passed away. We spent Thanksgiving with local family, but drove up to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the funeral. It was a very […]

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With a Thankful Heart

Yesterday morning we found out that my husband’s grandfather died. My husband was on his way out the door for work, the kids were finishing their breakfast, and I was gearing up for a day of baking. Chris’ grandfather, Pawpie as we call him, was nearly 100 and was a very beloved man. We knew […]

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15 Holiday Gifts for Boys

Today I’m sharing my 15 favorite holiday gifts for boys. Whether you have a book lover, secret spy wannabe, or an outdoor explorer, there’s something for every boy on your list. Looking for girls gifts? Check out my 15 holiday gifts for girls.  ::Want:: 1. Spectrix Card Game  Created by a scientist couple, this is […]

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Finding Sustenance

My family is part of a small group from our church that we’ve been meeting with twice a month for nearly seven years now. We’re a mixed group, with and without kids, and even some with grand and great-grandchildren. Even though we all come from different walks of life we’ve become a second family to […]

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