O Christmas Tree 2019….

Last Friday found us in the cold picking out our Christmas Tree. We have been going to the same place for the past few years and we returned again this year. It is a family owned business that cuts and clears areas in Colorado and then uses the trees for Christmas Trees. The trees are…

Making Christmas…

I know we are still a few days before Thanksgiving and I’m typically not one to do Christmas things before Thanksgiving because I really enjoy just taking a month to reflect and be thankful. That being said I was looking ahead to December and given my work schedule, eye surgery, Nutcracker, and the day in…

And Christmas 2018….

So we are nearly a month removed from Christmas but I’m just getting around to finally getting our Christmas post written and posted. Our Christmas was broken up a little this year because I worked day shifts both the 24th and 25th. I made it home in time on the evening on the 24th to…

Oh Christmas Tree…

I typically don’t get our Christmas tree this early in the season, I like to wait for at least the calendar to turn to December, but between Nutcracker, gymnastics meets, preschool programs, work and just day to day with 7 kids it actually worked to go get our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. We…

A Missing Mary…..

So some people do Elf on the Shelf this time of year. We never had. I kind of think the elf is creeping looking. Instead we have a missing Mary. Yes, Mary has left the stable and is missing in our house. Joseph, the wise men (for some reason we only have 2?), baby Jesus,…

Coppelia’s Christmas Package 

With Coppelia we aren’t allowed to send monthly packages like we have been for Paxton or like we did for Edric. But in the summer I had asked if I could send a Christmas pacakge and was told then that I could. And so I did. It ended up being a lot of clothes with…

Oh Christmas Tree…..

The adventures of our trees. Our first few years of marriage we cut down our own tree. It was fun and romantic (and FREEZING) and I was always amazed at how what looked like a very full and beautiful tree in the forrest somehow looked more like a fat stick with a few branches by…

Attachment and Holidays

I was pretty sure that the holidays might throw Edric for a loop and it did. I don’t think I anticipated the extent of the setbacks that we saw, but I’m glad I had read other blogs talking about stresses and changes for little ones recently home can be really tough. We were at least…

Basement Building

We have three very active boys. VERY ACTIVE. There is a reason that they are all in gymnastics (Edric will start officially next week), they get to run, jump, climb, hang, spin, and everything else over safe mats and with a coach watching and helping along the way. They also sleep VERY well the night…

Anticipated Wait

We wait for a lot of things in life. And time seems to stand still sometimes during those waits. Christmas is a time to stop and slow down and reflect on the wait that the Israelites had for their Messiah that had been promised and foretold years and years and generations before. Trying to take…