Love Love Love

Love Love Love by Sprittibee's Daughter

Oops!!! I got a little sidetracked the past two weeks after posting my book give-away. I can’t believe it’s already time to announce the winner… Ramona Horton! Shoot me an email to claim your book! What are you up to Valentines Day? Any awesome crafts? Special dinners? Fun adventures? Today we are going to make […]

2017, The Year of Gratitude

diamonds taking shape

Someone asked me what the best thing about Christmas was for me this year. Before this year, I might have thought about all the people I spent Christmas with, the gifts, the music, the tinsel, the “magic” of the season… but this year, although all of those things are PART of the holiday “magic”, only […]

Advent Begins 2016

Amaryllis Christmas Flowers

I know it’s been a while since I blogged… in fact, I think this past November was the very first month I didn’t blog AT ALL since I began blogging in 2005. I am sure you can imagine, that a cancer diagnosis changes a lot of things, and I just let my blog take a […]

New Years Blessing and a Prefix for 2016

brick and wood heart

Do you feel the sun setting on 2015? The cold wind is blowing and the last bit of this holiday season seems to be on fast forward. The afterglow of Christmas is still glittering… but my birthday week began on the 26th. I have to share my birthday week with the most important person who has ever […]

A Little Bit of Christmas Perspective

Gifts Under the Tree

I’ve been a blogger for over a decade and while I don’t see myself giving up, I’m really OK with stopping to live life and allowing a silence. It began creeping up on me over the past few years with high schoolers and preschoolers and now an elementary schooler and I’ve seen the finish line […]

Creating New Family Traditions: Reformation Day and All Saints’ Day

Placing a Stone

Yesterday we celebrated Reformation Day with our crew at the bee-hive. There was Mexican food, pie (because why not have pie?), and lots of discussion about what the Reformation was and all sorts of church history trivia. We heard a nice little 15 minute devotional by Dr. Stephen Nichols. We watched “Luther” again as a […]

Teaching Kids to Care for Those Who are Less Fortunate: Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

It is hard to read the news these days with what is happening in the middle east. There are people being tortured, killed, separated from family, and children being sold into a life of slavery. Their pain is beyond what I can comprehend. Not just in this time of crisis with the fanatical soldiers of […]