Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Such a beautiful day.

Our day was filled with so much love.
We read scripture, sang songs and enjoyed our time together.
Our girls lit up with so much excitement as they opened their presents. 
Most importantly, we were able to enjoy this beautiful day given to us.
We have our health, home and our family. 
It was a very Merry Christmas.
And I hope the same goes for all of you.

Friday, December 23, 2016

May your days be filled with joy, love and happiness.

May your days be filled with joy, love and happiness.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A blanket for my littlest one.

Warm, snuggled up and carried from room to room. This little blanket will certainly be with her where ever she goes. My two year old is growing so quickly and she is full of energy. These days she's running, jumping, singing and twirling. I really cherish these moments and honestly I wish they would stay this small forever. 
 I recently sewed a blanket for her. It will keep her warm through the winter months. She's always talking about Doc Mcstuffins, so I found a cute pattern I'm sure she will love. When her sister was two I made a blanket for her as well. She continues to use it through the winter months and I'm thrilled to see her little sister enjoy her new blanket soon. I'll wrap it and tie a bow around it and place it under the tree until Christmas. Maybe one day they will pass their blankets down to their little ones.  I hope she knows that this blanket was made with some much love. πŸ’—

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A jolly good time.

Lately, we've been having a jolly good time! There has been baking, gift wrapping, board games, Christmas music and twinkling lights everywhere. I love this time of the year. Our home smells of sweet, warm scents. Our Christmas lights come on every evening around five. We recently picked up our Starbucks Holiday blend. My husband makes a fine cup of coffee. Some of our selected Christmas music brings back a few childhood memories. One song in particular is, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I have a picture of me from when I was younger; I performed this song in Germany and wore the the antlers and had a little red nose. I wasn't quite a wee one, but I was in elementary school at the time. Our oldest daughter loves asking questions about her daddy and I. She normally asks questions about our childhood. Growing up my mother never wrapped our Christmas gifts. It wasn't such a big deal, but now that I am older and have children of my own, I have started wrapping their gifts. I absolutely love watching them unwrap their presents. It is such a precious time and I enjoy this so much. We'll be baking some gingerbread cookies this weekend. We have some red, blue, white and a few other frosting choices. The weather has been a bit flaky. It snowed the other day. Today our high is 56. The sun is out and there is a slight breeze.  Our oldest has been enjoying a few hands on projects. She recently put together a doorbell. She loves it and her little sister uses it to wake her in the morning. It is pretty darn cute!  It has definitely been a jolly good time over here. I hope the same for all my lovely readers. 
May you all stay warm and enjoy this beautiful holiday season. πŸ’—