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A Big Secret Revealed!

A Big Secret Revealed!

I’ve been keeping secrets from you. I know, that’s not very nice. I’ve been keeping this BIG secret inside since Halloween and I’ve been dying to share, but I was sworn to secrecy, and I’m a good secret keeper. But now I’ve been given permission […]

Teach the Children: the meanings behind the symbols of Christmas

Teach the Children: the meanings behind the symbols of Christmas

  When you think of Christmas, what comes to mind? Is it Christ? Is it the decorations and festivities? Candy canes, Christmas lights, bells and fir trees; those are just a few things that I think of when I hear the word Christmas. Of course […]

The Most Beautiful Christmas Tree

The Most Beautiful Christmas Tree

I know that themed Christmas trees are all the rage right now. I have seen some really beautiful trees and admire the attention and detail that goes into them. I have thought about doing a tree with coordinating garlands and ornaments, but the truth is, […]

My Grown Up Christmas List

My Grown Up Christmas List

Aubrey performed tonight at the Festival of Trees in our downtown area, singing one of my favorite songs, “My Grown Up Christmas List”. This was a bit more of a challenging piece for her, and she has only been working on it for a month, […]

Finding Thanksgiving Everyday

Finding Thanksgiving Everyday

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Aside from all the yummy food, I enjoy the time sitting around and visiting with family. There is no focus on gifts, just being with the people you love. I’m not going to lie; this has […]

The most creative way to pull out a loose tooth

The most creative way to pull out a loose tooth

It’s Wednesday! How is your week going? If it’s anything like mine, than you are needing a laugh to help get you through the week. While sorting through family videos last night, we came across this hilarious video that took a few years ago (I’d […]

Aubrey’s Got Talent-Part 2

Aubrey’s Got Talent-Part 2

Remember when I told you that my daughter made it into the city’s “America’s Got Talent” show? Well, this past weekend was the show. I am really excited to share her video with you today! She sang the song “Popular” from the Broadway Musical “Wicked” […]

A very spooky Halloween

A very spooky Halloween

Another Halloween has come and gone. Halloween is one of our kid’s favorite holidays; not just because of all the candy, but because of the traditions that come with it. We have several days of celebrating: pumpkin patch visits, trunk-or-treating at our church, school parties, […]

Ding-Dong-Ditching: A favorite family tradition

Ding-Dong-Ditching: A favorite family tradition

One of our kids’ favorite parts about Halloween is our tradition of ding-dong ditching. I know what you all must be thinking: What kind of terrible parents teach their kids to ding-dong ditch? I guess I should include in there that we leave treats on […]

Making Lemonade

Making Lemonade

Once upon a time, I was a stranger to grief. Not to say that I’d never felt sad or downhearted. What I’m talking about is the kind of grief that tests your faith, shakes your world and leaves you breathless. I remember my mom once […]


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