Tag Archives | Christmas

we’re REVISING the 4 gift rule this year {+ printable gift tags}

Ben and I have been mapping out what to get the Crazies {aka our kids} for Christmas and decided we needed to change things up a little. {as you know, for several years we’ve done the Four Gift Rule, I’ve also talked about it here} We decided that rather than giving them all “Something you Need”, we’d love […]

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polar express hot chocolate {recipe}

Have you watched the Polar Express yet this year? It’s one of our absolute favorites. Since it’s been so ridiculously cold {and snowy} these past few mornings, I thought it’d be fun for the kids to wake up to a hot, steaming cup of cocoa as they pad around in their jammies getting ready for […]

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Merry Christmas {2012}!

. . Merry Christmas! . . I hope you’re having a warm and cozy day with family & friends on this, the most exciting of days…the birth of our Lord and Savior! I wanted to greet you this morning with a couple photos {ok, maybe more than a couple}: . just a few around our […]

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Jesus’ Birthday Party

Every year our family celebrates Jesus’ Birthday after dinner on Christmas Eve {see here}. It’s a fun way for the kids to understand more fully the real reason for Christmas & has helped take focus away from what they ‘get’ but rather, what Christ did for us by coming to earth. My sweet friends from […]

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Mason Jar Snow Globes {tutorial}

The kids are still home on Winter Break so we’ve been doing a lot of art projects. I knew this one would be a hit…and who cares if it’s after Christmas? We’ve got snow outside so in my opinion, unless they have Santa Claus or say “Happy Birthday, Jesus”, they’re fare game for Winter decorations! […]

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Elf on the Shelf {favorites!}

I’ve heard people talk about Elf on the Shelfin past Christmases but never really understood the intrigue. This year however, we decided to go for it and it’s ended up being really fun! {the first few mornings, Elf was in normal, easy to find places…but then the creativity began!} We heard from a friend {and […]

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a few of my favorite {christmas} things

I was so excited when I found fresh garland at our grocery store! Since we have only artificial trees in our house, it was a perfect way to add the real Christmas tree smell into our home. I got several of these beautiful square wreaths from Pottery Barn’safter Christmas sale last year. I’d been eyeing […]

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