Thursday, December 29, 2011

Declutter 2012

Always in search of better organization and less clutter-here's a daily calendar I'm probably going to follow diligently for 2 weeks and then forget about.  But for two weeks...!

My Simpler Life

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's true



This made me cry today.  Babies talking about baby Jesus-too sweet.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Neighborly Christmas

Our almost-niece Jenna introduced us to the band Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and we're hooked.

It's one of the Christmas Albums on heavy rotation this year.



Friday, December 16, 2011

Joy

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. — Henri Nouwen


Have you been looking at the Busted Halo Advent Calendar?  It's been fun.  

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fun from the Craft World

I've not been looking at my craft blogs lately, because there's no time and sometimes I feel overwhelmed with ideas and no time to see anything through. But tonight I played a little and look what I found.

1. They are going to have a Crafting reality show. I can hardly wait.

2.  This website makes me laugh a lot.  I especially like the one about stepping on a pin.

3.  There are too many wonderful things on the internet and too little time.  I'm off to go work on a real project now.  (But I should be off to bed)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Eternal Gifts

A new favorite Christmas song this year.

(The video has mostly pictures of Leigh Nash, so you might want to just listen while doing other things)

Eternal Gifts
Santa knows what I want for Christmas
but Jesus knows what I need
it can't be purchased wrapped up and placed
under an 8 foot tree

I need patience, kindness - virtues like these
to bend on my knee at the manger

Santa may bring these that last for a year
but eternal gifts come from the Savior

some days come where I'm plain selfish
I can't think of no one but me
then I think of all that I'm blessed with
and how it's always best to give than to receive

I need faithfulness, love, generosity
to open my home to a stranger

Santa may bring things that last for a year
but eternal gifts come from the Savior

I need patience, kindness, generosity
to bend on my knee at the manger

Santa may bring things that last for a year
but eternal gifts come from the Savior

Santa knows what I want for Christmas
but Jesus knows what I need

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Katie Giggles

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After an escape, Katie enjoys being followed. Sorry for the shaky camera. It's hard to crawl and film!

Katie Escapes 2

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This one is quite impressive. It took about 17 minutes (don't worry, the video's not that long). I sped up some of the footage and took some out. I think what's left is entertaining, but I won't be offended if that's just my Mommy bias and you're bored to bits. (But you don't have to tell me so).

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Katie's Escapes: 1

It's a constant battle to keep Katie contained.

She is beating us more and more these days.
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