Christmas Traditions: Happy Birthday Jesus party

I always look forward to the Christmas season because December is the only month we get to really spend time together as a family. All throughout the year, we always find ourselves swamped with so many activities, that even when we do find time to watch movies together or eat out, it’s almost always as if we’re in a rush. Time is never enough. Jay and I agreed to lessen our commitments on December so we can really spend undivided time with the kids and use the time to worship Jesus together. However, we do consider joining a few parties […]

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Christmas Traditions: The Festival of Lights

It’s our fifth year (I think!) to include The Festival of Lights in our Christmas Traditions itinerary. The past two years, we’ve made sure to pass by it after our kids’ annual school musical which they’ve been staging at the RCBC theater in Ayala. Since we’re already in the area, I thought we might as well scoot over and see the beautiful lights dance at Ayala Triangle the same day. Family Christmas Traditions came really late for us this year. Pablo’s show, Matilda, closed on December 10 and Lukas’ and Judah’s school musical, All About that Baby, was staged yesterday, […]

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Christmas Traditions: Thanksgiving and the Christmas Tree

Our Christmas season kicked off 6 days late this year. I honestly do not remember our December being as toxic as this year –We had the kids’ musicale, with rehearsals and photo shoots leading to their show date; Jay had a lot of events at work; our 7-year old Lukas joined this year’s Christmas eve service special number, and us madly scrambling to do as much home school as we could before the Christmas break. But wait, there’s more! I had to set up things for the holidays at work and was working on back logs on my blog. Plus, we decided […]

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Christmas Traditions 2014: The Fireplace

We were not able to prepare for Christmas eve. My brother died exactly 7 days before Christmas and we dropped everything to be with family and mourn his passing. My brother’s remains were cremated on the morning of the 23rd, we asked our babysitter to stay with the kids as we took a short trip to the toy store to get them some presents. After all, Christmas isn’t about me and the children have been excited and expecting a happy celebration. It’s supposedly our favorite time of the year, I can’t drag them down with me. My husband had been […]

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Christmas Traditions 2014: Storytelling night

Two Christmases ago, we did a nativity craft activity with the kids. It was Judah’s very first time to participate in a craft activity which made that particular Christmas season really special. We downloaded a printable nativity set from Activity Village and we made the kids color the characters before we punched holes into them to hang. It’s been two years and that mobile has become my most repinned post on my Pinterest page! As of today, it has been repinned 90 times (that’s a big deal for my Pinterest, believe me). Telling the story of Jesus was an essential part of the […]

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