Tag Archive for holidays

Preparing for Halloween

We carved three of the five pumpkins we bought at Whistling Well. The big kids drew their designs in dry erase marker and Mark carved them. He did Ellie’s himself. The big kids gutted their own pumpkins too, after only…

O Christmas tree, how lovely your tradition

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! In beauty green will always grow Through summer sun and winter snow. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,…

Personalized Christmas ornaments

I’m piggybacking on Missy’s post about personalized Christmas ornaments today. (Don’t worry, Ellie’s birth story is coming soon.) I love Christmas ornaments that have meaning to them, whether they are something a kid made, something that signifies a hobby we…

Dear Santa (wordless Wednesday)

A lot of bloggers post a picture on Wednesday for a feature called Wordless Wednesday. No words isn’t usually my thing but today I’m going for it. I have too many words in my head for any of them to…

A last-minute St. Nick’s Day

So after spending hours on Friday writing and reading about stocking stuffers, did I make sure we had enough stocking stuffers for St. Nick’s day, which was yesterday? Nope, never even crossed my mind. We didn’t celebrate this holiday growing…