Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Christmas Eve! All the gift preparations are ready. The house is all decorated. Today involves picking up some last minute supplies, Christmas Eve church services, and prepping some of the mountains of food we’re going to consume over the next few days. Caile and I are making some pie crusts so they’ll be ready forContinue reading “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”

Fundraising Advent Calendar

This year my daughter Caile inspired me. Throughout the year at her middle school they do exploratory’s. You have a choice of fun extracurricular activities to choose from. Some of them are crafts, art related, sports, all things things above an beyond the normal school day work. They last for a few weeks at aContinue reading “Fundraising Advent Calendar”

Day 10 Christmas Note

Ella had another note for me today! I get a kick out of these. The kids aren’t that messy really, but if they do clean up after themselves a little bit more it wouldn’t hurt my feelings that’s for sure. Dad Thanks for helping us clean up when I clean with you I love doingContinue reading “Day 10 Christmas Note”

Day 8 Christmas Note

For my day 8 note I have been given some circles I can check off to claim free things! I’m looking forward to some cuddle time, but I’m pretty sure I could have gotten this stuff without checking boxes 😀 Dad. Your so amazing I’m gonna give you free stuff put a ✓ in theContinue reading “Day 8 Christmas Note”

Day 4 Christmas Note

It was my day to take a note from the 12 days calendar Ella brought home from school. Reading these are making me feel pretty good, but also giving me some things to think about. From this note I think I need to do a better job showing that I enjoy spending time with themContinue reading “Day 4 Christmas Note”

Christmas Notes

Yesterday our youngest daughter Ella came home from school with a twelve days of Christmas calendar. Each day has a note in it whose recipient alternates between Jen and I. Yesterday was Day 1 and had a note for Jen. Today was a note for me. Jen warned me hers made her cry so IContinue reading “Christmas Notes”

Friends Christmas Party

Last night we had our annual friends gift exchange party. We have an awesome group of close friends and there are a lot of kids in the mix. We decided a number of years back we’d draw names so each kid bought one small gift for one of the other kids. The best part ofContinue reading “Friends Christmas Party”

Christmas Decorating

We went hunting for Christmas tree this morning and found a really great one. We tried a new tree farm this year and had a wonderful experience. Stomping through the trees with family and friends, watching a rabbit hop past us looking for cover.There were many to choose from but we finally found just theContinue reading “Christmas Decorating”