Category Archives: Christmas

Post Christmas Tips: 1. Take a photo of what each kid got (group up gifts and shoot!) so that you can remember and when you’re done have your kid find a good place for each gift. I started doing this this year because I can’t remember for the life of me the gifts that were […]

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Yes, it’s been quite chilly here in Texas but no snow. ¬†We did get a white Christmas last year (the first in Texas history we were told) so expecting a repeat was probably a little unrealistic. ūüôā But our friends and family back in Raleigh were showered with a ton of that beautiful snow. I […]

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Every Christmas we try to celebrate by having a theme for each year. ¬†The past four ¬†years have been “Name above All Names” , “Star of Wonder” , ¬†“Let Heaven and Nature Sing” and “Bright Hope” This year was “Rejoice!” Which is super easy to do when you have two little ones running around who […]

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This Christmas I have found myself enjoying the holidays much more than previous years. I think it’s because I don’t have a newborn in my house. The past two years I have had either a 3 week old or a 6 week old. Whew! I mean, there is a magic and amazement about having a […]

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Normally a parent says this about something and then is put in a situation where their child does exactly that, much to our mortification. But this was said about something that we had total control over. ¬†Dan was sitting at the computer looking at facebook and stated “my child will never stand in line just […]

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Some treats are just too cute to pass up. ¬†Kristin brought these cookies home from work one day and said she just couldn’t resist getting them for the kids. “thank you kristin, we loooooooooved playing with and eating them. we both figured out that the best way to eat such a dangerous cookie is to […]

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I had always seen the trees with paper angels with names on it in malls and churches growing up, but I don’t know that I ever really thought hard about whose names were on those angels. I honestly didn’t know that they were specifically for kids whose parent or parents were in prison. ¬†But it […]

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