Preparing Our Hearts for Easter

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It’s coming up on 3 years ago that we lost my husband’s sister Angie in a car accident on April 2nd, 2011, not too long before Easter. This was also the first year where I decided to do a special activity with my then 3-year-old son Justice to talk about Jesus dying for us and rising again. I think it was helpful, even as we were also processing the death of Angie and our hope in her resurrection when Jesus {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Days 17-24

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Again, in case you haven’t seen all these pictures on Facebook or Instagram already, here’s a recap of our Truth in the Tinsel experience for days 9-16! You can see days 1-8 here and days 9-16 here. Day 17 – Sheep Day 18 – Choir of Angels Day 19 – The Shepherds As you can see, our Lego nativity scene continued to grow. We added some cows and then the shepherds, sheep and Gabriel joined in the fun as well! {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Days 9-16

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Again, in case you haven’t seen all these pictures on Facebook or Instagram already, here’s a recap of our Truth in the Tinsel experience for days 9-16! You can see days 1-8 here and days 17-24 here. Day 9 – Joseph Day 10 – Dream Joseph being visited by the angel Gabriel in his not-so-comfy looking bed. Day 11 – JESUS!! Day 12 – The Census Can you find Joseph & Mary amongst all the people going to Bethlehem to {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Days 1-8

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So, in case you haven’t seen all the pictures on Facebook or Instagram already, here’s a recap of our Truth in the Tinsel experience for the first 8 days! (You can view days 9-16 here and days 17-24 here) An exciting part of our Christmas this year is that we bought our first tree (an artificial one) since the one tree my husband and I had our first year of marriage in 2005. While it was a bit of a {Read More}

Original & Fun Gift Ideas

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I just wanted to take a moment to share about some lovely friends of mine who make original and fun creations that could potentially be great gift ideas for your friends and family or maybe even for me!  Hahaha – joking…..but totally serious! First of all, let me tell you about Bethany Vanderputten, who you may remember, is the talented artist who painted the beautiful header for my blog.  She does amazing work that she has transformed into a myriad of {Read More}