christmas · faith · family · life

the best gift of all

Have you ever received a gift that was especially meaningful or memorable?  Perhaps it was something you always wanted but could not justify purchasing.  Perhaps it was a gift of time, or experience with someone you love. Maybe it was a special note tucked into a card. Christmas is a magical time of year.  I…… Continue reading the best gift of all

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the requisite mother’s day post

That day of celebration for those women who have been given the responsibility of raising a tiny human has come upon us once again. I personally have attempted to do so six times.  Yes, six (you can see them here). More than some. Fewer than others.  Enough, you may think, that I might have some…… Continue reading the requisite mother’s day post

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point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

Do you have a project that has loomed over you for ages? I have had one. That’s right…I finally got around to painting my df girl’s wardrobe! I shouldn’t tell you we’ve had this hand-me-down dresser since 2013, but it’s the sad truth.  It is sturdy and practical; heavy as all get out and was dark…… Continue reading point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

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wrong side of the bed

Ever have one of “those days”?  You know, the kind when you get out of bed and you just feel off.  You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders.  You feel grumpy for no particular reason (after all the day hasn’t even started!).  You feel sad and discouraged and beaten and sore? Perhaps,…… Continue reading wrong side of the bed

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christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

Like so many, I love Christmas.  My df girl and I started watching Christmas movies on the first of November.  She perfected her Christmas playlist and listens to it whenever she can.  My cl boy cannot understand this.  He believes there should be a law: NO CHRISTMAS MOVIES, MUSIC OR DECORATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 1.  Caps…… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ wrap it up