Happy 4th of July 2011!!

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2011 Easter in Photos

Pictures from our Easter 2011 – dying eggs, egg hunts, time with family, resurrection rolls, etc

Celebrating Easter – Books & Devotionals

DEVOTIONALS This year I purchased Amon’s Adventure, and we have been reading that leading up to Easter.  Have you ever read the Jotham’s Journey Advent books for Christmas?  Well, this one just came out by the same author, except for Easter…meet Jotham’s son, Amon!  This is a great, fun, Easter devotional for kids (older kids, maybe 5+) The other Devotional we love is the Lenten Lights devotional by Desiring God.  You can print that online for free HERE! BOOKS Take {Read More}

Celebrating Easter – Easter Mountain

This week, I will be reposting some ideas from past blog posts – to give you some great ideals for celebrating a Christ-centered Easter!  The kids and I will be spending the week with these fun-Christ-centered activities as we turn our focus to the awesome gift of Christ’s death and resurrection – to pay the price for OUR sin!!! {Photo Credit: DesigingGod.org} This first activity comes from Noel Piper’s book, Treasuring God in Our Traditions!  She just has some wonderful Christ-centered {Read More}

Valentine’s Day – We NEED “Especially” Days!

An Excerpt from Treasuring God in Our Traditions, by Noel Piper “No!” our college friend squawked. “All days are not the same!  God knows we need ‘especially.’” He’d heard it once too often, somebody pontificating, “Every day should be Mother’s Day,” or “Every day should be as significant as Christmas.” God knows we need ‘especially’ – that was a new thought to me back then.  And it’s true.  God himself appointed special days, such as Passover, for his people and {Read More}

Valentines Day Ideas Continued…

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you all have a wonderful day today! ‎”But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 Hope you enjoy this day with the ones you love!  And remember, even if you don’t have an “earthly” valentine, God’s love for you is FAR greater than the love of any man or woman! May you find your joy in His love this Valentine’s Day and always, dear {Read More}

10 Ways to Love Your Husband

……without spending a dime! It really is the “little” things that matter most.  My husband and I have been married now for going on 11 years.  I can honestly say our relationship is deeper and we are more “in love” now, than we were when we met!  God is the One who has worked in us and in our relationship to keep it going strong throughout the years.  He has shown us the importance of keeping Him first in our {Read More}

Valentine’s Day Celebration Idea #1

{Image: hinnamsaisuy / FreeDigitalPhotos.net}   To celebrate Valentine’s Day here at the blog, I thought I would share some Valentine’s Day celebration ideas over the next week and a half leading up to the big day.  I hope to share some ideas for celebrating with kids, and also celebrating as a couple, so stay tuned! This first idea I got from a friend, and we did it for the first time a couple of years ago.  The kids loved it! {Read More}

Goal Setting ~ Part 2

For Goal Setting Part 1, click HERE Things to remember in making and achieving goals: If you do not set goals, you will likely end up with many regrets at the end of a day, month, year, decade, etc.   You will likely come to the end of the day or year and be in the same place you started, or worse – behind!   Setting goals helps us to make the best use of our time – as I {Read More}

Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish all of my friends, family, and blog readers, a very Merry Christmas!  May your hearts overflow with joy as you celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus!

Christmas Fellowship Fun with Friends

Last week some friends gathered at my house for a ladies gift exchange/baking exchange.  Most of these ladies and I enjoyed meeting weekly for a year or two for book studies.  We had a great time at our little party!  We swapped goodies and made goody bags to deliver to our neighbors. We had a fun little $5 gift exchange, and did a Christmas Trivia quiz! My 8-months-pregnant-with-her-fourth-child sister, Lara! 🙂 Enjoying the gift exchange, and some goodies! Jill, trying {Read More}

Christmas-time

Things have been busy- busy around here this month! Celebrating Advent (reading Bartholomew’s Passage this year   Teaching Christmas songs to the kids Joy To The World Hark The Herald Angels Sing   Decorating   Baking Shopping Cleaning Schooling (however, we have now officially started our Christmas break – yay!)   Taking Family Photos (of my family) (My sister’s family) (My mom and her husband) (the kids and their cousins)   Writing our Christmas Letter Ordering/Mailing Christmas cards Hosting a {Read More}

Thanksgiving Thoughts

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  1 Thess 5:18 This Thanksgiving, as I ponder the things I am thankful to God for, something that keeps coming to the forefront of my mind is the idea of being thankful in all circumstances: the good and the bad.  It’s more than just an idea.  It is Biblical. Don’t believe me?  See the above verse.  Still don’t believe me?  Think about the {Read More}

Good Friday

The Power of the Cross!!

Christmas 2009

Well we had a wonderful Christmas this year.  3, no 4 of them to be exact!  One at my mom’s, one at our house, and one down in Houston with Jared’s family.  We also had one extra one stuck in there the day after Christmas in Houston. While down in Houston for Christmas, we missed our very first white Christmas back home! 🙁  But as I am typing this, it is snowing again, and sticking!  Yay! Here are some pictures {Read More}