Advent: Hope

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

Christmas Cookies

Cooking and decorating sugar cookies are a tradition that comes from my husband’s side of the family. I know that my mother made cookies when we were growing up, but I don’t remember the massive production that hubby’s family did. My FIL would bake tons of cookies with the secret family recipe (no I can’t share … More Christmas Cookies

The Boxes Are Here

We have lived far away from family more years than I care to count! This leads to our love of boxes, or at least the boxes that arrive at our home or PO box from family. The boxes are filled with goodies that we both need and want! Recently, my mother has won the cake … More The Boxes Are Here