Month: December 2016

The Greatest Gift of All ~ Jesus Christ

The Greatest Gift of All ~ Jesus Christ

As I deck the halls and shop the malls, I think about the true meaning of Christmas. Even though we don’t know exactly when Jesus was born, December 25th is when we celebrate His birth, the greatest gift to mankind. The stores are filled with Santa Claus as the symbol for Christmas, and for many …

Cranberry-Grape Salad ~ A Holiday Favorite

Cranberry-Grape Salad

Are you looking for a special holiday side dish that’s sure to please?Well, then, you have to try this one! This is a recipe from my husband’s family. It’s a favorite that everyone expects to find on the table for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I actually asked for my mother-in-law’s permission so that I could …

A Special Christmas Announcement

A Special Christmas Announcement

In December of 1997, Scott and I had a special announcement to make because we had just found out that we were expecting. It was already going to be a special Christmas because it was the first one in a new home that we had just built. Both sides of our families were going to …

How to Have Happy Homeschool Holidays

How to Have Happy Homeschool Holidays

December is such a busy month with so much to do! When our kids were younger we took a break from our usual curriculum and did things related to the holidays. Kids are always so excited and restless during that time, anyway. Just not fighting that battle reduced a lot of stress. Letting the kids …