Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I can't believe that Christmas is just days away... hours away. Our little red house is soooo excited about the season this year. We have so much to be Thankful for and are enjoying the newest member of our family who gets to join all of our traditions this year.

Before I get busy telling you all that we have been up to, I want to show you one of the projects I have been working on. Remember the beading??? Well here it is :

Isn't it pretty?? I think it came out awesome. I was only able to get 1 of them and Im hoping Hobby Lobby gets more in so I can get another one to place on the other side of my big foyer mirror. I <3>

I also have been up to a lot more. Those pictures will come soon.

Traditions are in full force around here. We are busy
getting all of our presents wrapped and cookies baked. I do love this time of year.

Last week we made our gingerbread houses and had a blast. The mess hit an all time high and still continues as they pick it apart to eat...

Sunday Night was our church's Christmas program. It went beyond well. The talent and cast were awesome!! My two older girls are the angels on either side of the manger and I am Mary holding my sweet Girl. She did so well but I did have a nursery worker and a baby doll behind the stage just in case a quick switch before entering...

Last week we went to this house right in the next town that opens up to the public just to spread Christmas cheer. They have over 200,000 lights and a million blow ups. It truly isAMAZING! My kids LOVE it. They play christmas music, have a fire and Santa hands out candy canes. They also give out hot cocoa and popcorn so you can enjoy the sights...all for free.They do have donation buckets to help pay the power bill and of course we donated.

This is my Sweet Penny and I. Her first time at "The light house.." as my littles call it. Her eyes were sooo big as she looked around and saw all the twinkles....

Rumor has it that tonight Santa will be coming around on the fire truck to our home. WeCAN'T WAIT!!!

The kids are super stoked. Im super stoked.... Its awesome.

For those wondering, YES, we do Santa. He is not the focus of the season. My kids are verywell versed in the true meaning of Christmas. That is never ever put on the backburner but we do also enjoy the fun of Santa. He gives the kids 1 gift each for Christmas, we make reindeer food for his reindeer and sprinkle it on the lawn for Christmas eve. I believed in Santa as a young girl and so did many of my friends who also grew up in the church. We were told the truth around age 7 when we started asking a billion questions and never once did we everconfuse the magic and make-believe of Santa and the true living God we serve.

*** Disclaimer***So, with that being said, please don't message me with messages about what a horrible thing it is to believe in Santa. I frankly don't wish to discuss that with you and you will have no influence over decisions that happen in our family***

Just Sayin

Anyway 99% of my readers (which are all of you ) are sooo super sweet and I love you all so please pay no mind to that disclaimer.

I plan on doing some blog hopping later today and this week so PLEASE!!!! let me know if you blog about your traditions and Christmas festivities. I would just love it!


  1. I believe in Santa too! The magic that he brings to the season is just as important as the Joy and Hope that HE brings (HE being Jesus, in case you didn't catch on...though I'm sure you did!). And while the commercialism of Christmas can be annoying at times, I do LOVE buying gifts for others and seeing the looks of excitement as they open each box under the tree...

    Long story short, I'm right there with you: Santa, gifts, cookies, lights, AND OF COURSE Jesus are ALL what makes the holiday season so wonderful (in my humble opinion)! :-)

    Merry Christmas!!

  2. You are so sweet. I love reading your blog!

    I feel the EXACT SAME way about Santa.

    I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

    Yes, there are some posts on my blog about our Christmas traditions and I am hoping to find time to write one tonight or early tomorrow about some crafts the kids and I made for Christmas :)

  3. Love the disclaimer! Totally made me laugh! I think Santa rocks, for what it's worth!

  4. Santa is a favorite in this household and I love your little Light House, I really wish we had something similar here. Growing up with had a Christmas Lights Lane, I think it was actually called Candy Cane Lane in California. Every year my parents would tuck us into the truck and go look at the lights, I miss that. We still drive around with our kids but it is nothing compared to that street. Love your beading.




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