It’s that time again. The occasion when I gather my wits about me, along the candy wrappers from my stocking loot I’m still consuming, and open my mind and laptop. I sift through my sugar haze and recall what I’ve learned over Christmas break. Mind you, none of these lessons are necessarily life altering, butContinue reading “19 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2019.”
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Our Cabe (Video) Christmas Card
We did not send Christmas cards this year, but wanted to share this Christmas video message with you all. And, of course, we included the bloopers. From our family to you, Merry Christmas! Kraig, Christy, Karson (15), Karly (11), and Kenzie (9)
Why It Is Okay To Live An Ordinary Life
Have you ever felt like your days are just mundane, ordinary, and without the excitement you see in the lives of those around you? I’m so sorry. Sometimes, I feel that way too. One of the “Slices of Hope” from my book, If Only It Were a Piece of Cake, is: “Without the ordinary, thereContinue reading “Why It Is Okay To Live An Ordinary Life”
17 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2017
Each year for the past several, I have taken the time to sit down and write out my thoughts and ponderings at the end of the Christmas season. Granted, by the end of Christmas break (yes, it’s January 6th, but my kids haven’t been back to school yet) my “thoughts and ponderings” have been boiledContinue reading “17 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2017”
15 Things I Learned from the Christmas Season of 2015.
It has become a personal tradition. My own “end of the season” clearance. Much like my smartphone alerts me when its storage is almost full and I must delete some files to ease use, my own brain feels the need to move some information out of my head and onto the page. So I makeContinue reading “15 Things I Learned from the Christmas Season of 2015.”
14 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2014.
In keeping with my own tradition the past couple of years, I thought I’d sit here in my pjs and slippers (that I waited to put back on until 3:30 this afternoon) on this last Sunday of “Christmas Break” and share: 14 Things I’ve Learned during the Christmas season of 2014. 14. If your Kindergartener puts homemadeContinue reading “14 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2014.”
13 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2013.
The cookie tray is down to a few sugar cookies that could possibly break your teeth. There are also a variety of rogue sprinkles on the tray reminding me of all that’s been created and enjoyed. It feels to me like the Christmas season has gone by extra fast this year. I love Christmas andContinue reading “13 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2013.”
This is the time of year when children rip into presents with eager joy and anticipation. It’s also the time of year when we see a particular phenomenon occur during these times of gift opening. You’ve seen it. The child, with tongue pressed to their upper lip and eyes wide open, lifts the lid ofContinue reading “Socks…Really?!”
10 Things I Learned Over Christmas Break
10. Injuries are well worth the pain if they warrant a Barbie band-aid. 9. Flaming desserts are actually on fire and four-year-olds should be advised not to touch them until they are no longer on fire. (However, if injury ensues, see #10) 8. Santa really enjoys homemade chocolate chip cookies, especially since Mrs. Claus hasContinue reading “10 Things I Learned Over Christmas Break”
The Cattle Weren’t Lowing…But We Got the Point.
I’ve had several people tell me in the last few weeks how our children are at the “prime age” for Christmas. It’s true. Having three wide-eyed kids 7 and under makes for a very special Christmas season. I have been trying to soak in all of the festive moments-and we’ve crammed quite a few into DecemberContinue reading “The Cattle Weren’t Lowing…But We Got the Point.”