Just spreading a little Christmas cheer from here in California. 🙂 Okay, this is not our house, but it does exist. On the other side of town, in fact. Watch out, Clark Griswold, there's a new guy in town.
The other night I snuggled up with my son to read books before bed. He picked one of his favorites, a Bible story book with cool illustrations of Noah's Ark and Jonah and the whale. He doesn't quite have the attention span for the whole story, so I usually just flip the pages and say … Continue reading How Sweet the Sound
Today I went to the mall...not for gifts, but to get out of the house with my two young boys. Malls, as I discovered in Pittsburgh, can be a great place in the winter time. It's warm, it's big, and there's plenty of food and distractions. All things good for kids. That's what brought me … Continue reading More on Christmas and Charlie Brown
It's the dawn of a new era: Costco sells Christmas trees. "Field grown in North Carolina," the sign says. As if that is supposed to make you feel like you are not buying a tree from the same place where you stock up on toilet paper and diapers. No, it's a "field grown" tree. I … Continue reading Costco, Christmas, and Charlie Brown
Every year I write a Christmas letter. It's becoming a tradition. A tradition I enjoy. It's fun to write and reflect on the past year of our life and on the celebration of Jesus’ birth. It's something I'd like to continue to do, so when our kids are 30 and have families of their own … Continue reading CHRISTmas letters…
I'm blessed in so many ways and here are a few of the things I'm thankful for this year... 1. for God's grace. ( I am thankful for every aspect of our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ, but grace...wow. The longer I'm a parent the more God's grace is so astounding to me.) … Continue reading Giving Thanks
*Originally posted Oct. 28 2010 Eating a fun-size Butterfinger at eight o’clock in the morning is probably not a good idea. But unfortunately, it was too early for that thought to register in my brain. So when my 19 month old son ran over to the five gallon cauldron of candy we filled last night … Continue reading Butterfingers for Breakfast