A Month of Elf on the Shelf Ideas

December 4, 2013 by 17 Comments

FUN seems like it should be spontaneous, but planning FUN and then adding a little extra surprise in the moment takes FUN to a new level!  I have looked all over the place to come up with creative ideas for our Elf on the Shelf …continue reading

Advent Tree with Corresponding Verses Printable

November 25, 2012 by 26 Comments

I made the most simple Advent Tree this year and we can hardly stand waiting a few more days for December to get here!  On my last IKEA shopping trip, I found cute white star ornaments.  They are really no more than a star cut …continue reading

A Very Merry Christmas 2011

December 26, 2011 by 9 Comments

This was perhaps the most Merry Christmas EVER!  After weeks of Christmas hustle and bustle, we traveled to Stud’s parents house to spend almost a week relaxing and enjoying the true reason for the season.  As you can see my mother-in-law could publish a book …continue reading

Countdown to Christmas: a Kiss for a Kiss

November 24, 2011 by 20 Comments

Yes, it’s about that time!!!  And we’re SUPER excited around here!!!  Every year we countdown with Kisses {literally and figuratively}.  There are some incredibly elaborate advent calendars, but around here, “simplify life” is usually our motto! Here’s how you put it together!  Stretch about 52 …continue reading

Christmas Presents

December 26, 2008 by Leave a Comment

I was so excited to watch them enjoy their gifts! Belle, Brady and Bennett were thankful for everything and even decided to start cleaning up on their own initiative! We are forever blessed by our three sweeties!!!

Christmas Morning

December 26, 2008 by 2 Comments

Santa came, filled our stockings, and ate all our cookies and milk! Mommy made Strawberry Puffed Pancakes – a must have on Christmas Morning! And now, time for presents!!!

Twas the Night Before Christmas…

December 25, 2008 by Leave a Comment

…back at home, Daddy read our favorite Christmas Eve story. And then Brady (for the first time EVER) rushed the family upstairs and into bed so we could be asleep before Santa came to our house! Belle felt an urgency to write a note to …continue reading

Christmas Eve Dinner

December 25, 2008 by Leave a Comment

After a wonderful Christmas Eve service… Actually, we showed up just as the service was beginning to a packed auditorium, thankfully Ali and Piper saved a row behind theirs for us. Belle sat next to Ava with their family which didn’t fly well with Brady, …continue reading

Christmas Eve Service

December 25, 2008 by Leave a Comment

Little B’s Annual Snowflake Picture Big B’s New Train Ornament Baby B’s New Airplane Ornament Us

Christmas Lights 2008

December 24, 2008 by Leave a Comment

Some traditions are eagerly anticipated others are a welcomed surprise year after year! Our Christmas Light Surprise falls in the latter category! Without an ounce of hesitation, Belle, Brady and Bennett threw off their covers, gladly swaddled up in warm jackets and fuzzy slippers, grabbed …continue reading

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