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Showing posts from January, 2014

A Fun Filled Christmas Season

This Christmas season has been a very busy one for our family.  I have hosted a party and been to a numerous parties.  Gabby saw Santa Claus twice, made gingerbread houses, saw a performance of the “Gingerbread Man” with puppets, made a gingerbread man and ate it, counted down the days until Christmas with an Advent Calendar, made Mary, Joseph, and Jesus figurines, and went to look at Christmas lights a few times while belting out Christmas songs.  We did not forget the reason for this season.  No matter what we were doing, I tried to incorporate and tie it back into Jesus’ birth and the true meaning of Christmas.  Even Mr. Elfis tried to show Gabby that this season is about Jesus.  He read a Christmas Story one day and prayed over a nativity scene one day.

As a treat, I bought Gabby, Grandma, and I tickets to the local Nutcracker performance since Gabby is obsessed with ballet.  Poor Grandma wasn't feeling well the day of the performance so we took  Gabby’s friend Addison instea…

Christmas Day

Christmas Day at Grandma and Grandpa’s house was very exciting and busy.  Our morning started at 7:00 a.m. and gifts were being opened before 8:00 a.m.  All three children were lined up and giddily ready to open gifts.  First they opened Santa gifts. 

From Santa, Gabby received: Fur Real Kitty, a butterfly Barbie coloring book, hermit crab toy cages, and a bunch of games.

Then it was time for gifts from Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Grandpa, Emma, Aunt Sharon, Uncle Lee, and Brody.  She got a beautiful blanket that Grandma made her and a doll that pees and spits up, she got a cat, cage, and veterinarian tools from Aunt Sharon and their family, and she got way too many gifts from us this year since we are officially debt free (we decided to celebrate since we don’t usually do much for Christmas).  We gave her games, a Kindle, color bath tablets, princess pajamas, moon sand, books with figurines that go along with them, and the list goes on and on.  I think overall, all of the kids were very …