As a Family

Our Simple Advent Plans

It's hard to believe we're already four days into December. We are (finally) into full-on Christmas mode around here, and I'm finding this Advent season particularly enjoyable. It's our son's first Christmas, and our four-year old daughter is starting to understand anticipation and what Christmas is really about. Which is…
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Winter Bucket List

I enjoyed doing a fall and Christmas season bucket list so here's one for the Family Mission Statment We've been wanting to come up with our own family mission's statement since I read about it on Simple Mom. We've brainstormed but would like to finalize it this winter. Downton Abbey…
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Christmas Wrap Up

Making Christmas Cookies I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We stayed home this year and it was an incredibly relaxing holiday. On Christmas Eve we baked cookies, watched Charlie Brown's Christmas, drove around looking at lights and finished up our Advent reading. Christmas Day we opened presents, watched Elf,…
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Bring on the 8-track Tapes: The Ghost of Christmas Past

  Growing up, there were a few traditions surrounding decorating for Christmas that I'll never forget: my parents initially disagreeing about where to put the tree, my brother and I racing to find baby Jesus in the nativity set and breaking out the 8-track tapes and records to play Carpenter's…
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Deck the Halls

Our Christmas tree is up! And our kiddo got her own little pink! tree from her uncle and aunt. She's a big fan. The nativity scene is enjoying a spot up away from little hands. But our kiddo has her own nativity scene that her Sunday School teacher gave her…
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