It’s Christmas-time again! We love Christmas in our home: the glitter, the red, the green, the candles, the New England Village, the smells, the cookies, and especially…THE SONGS! I am one of those folks who absolutely refuses to allow any Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. I want this time to remain magical and … More It’s Christmastime!
The Advent Season is hear! Or at least, the calendar says it’s here. We celebrate Advent in our home because the month of December (including Christmas) is a celebration of the coming of Christ. This year, I will attempt my blogging Advent Calendar and we shall see how many of the 25 days I get … More Advent 2016
This past Sunday was the first official start of Advent: hope. For years now, we have been celebrating Advent as a family to help us focus on the reason for the Christmas season: the birth of Jesus Christ. He wanted to start a new tradition in our home and with our children so that they … More Advent: Hope
God has blessed me with only one daughter and I am very thankful for her! She is so much like me that our first few years were quite challenging. But now, I can’t imagine not having her hugs, her smile, her intuition, her understanding, or her inner AND outer beauty. I no longer have to … More Thankful For a Daughter
Today I am thankful for this motley crew of boys who call me mama and who have stolen my heart! They are my protectors, my snugglers, my ruffians, my emergency room lovers, my champions, my boys. They keep the testosterone running in our house, make up most of the noise here, and always keep me … More Let’s Hear it for the Boys
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…or at least it would seem that way if you’ve stopped by my blog this year. There just never seems to be time to sit and write anymore. I do take my ‘blog in hand’ this month for 30 Days of Thanksgiving. The world around me … More An Attitude of Gratitude
In our home, we celebrate the Reformation Day on October 31. In the year 1517, a young monk names Martin Luther nailed a conversation starter to the wooden door of Christ Chapel in Wittenberg, Germany. This document was a 95 part thesis of grievances young Luther held against the current practices of the Roman Catholic … More Celebrating Reformation Day