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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Christmas Traditions 2014: Our little Christmas Tree

We always put up the Christmas tree on December 1. Well, okay, not always. I think last year, we put it up five days later, but we always aim to put it up on time. We consider Christmas tree night to be an important day for our family because it marks the beginning of our family Christmas traditions for the year. If you’re not familiar with Family Christmas Traditions, it’s a list of activities you do as a family during the Christmas season to reflect the meaning of the season in our lives and to build a lifetime of memories for […]

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10 Memorable songs in our 10 years of marriage

Note: Two years ago, my husband wrote a list of 8 things we learned in our 8 years of marriage and posted it on his Facebook status. Since we celebrated our 10th year (March 29), I thought I’d let him guest-blog here with another one of his lists. ————————————————————————————————————– I don’t normally write unless there’s something special to write for. Most of the time, I leave writing to my wife. But since we’re celebrating a milestone (10th year anniversary), I agreed to guest-blog for her. Me and May have been musicians for as long as we can remember. We may have […]

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Christmas Traditions 2012: Homemade tree ornaments

I’m always on a look out for fun and interesting activities that we can do with the boys not only on Christmas but for the regular seasons, too. To date, we’ve made Christmas cards, gift wrappers, baked cookies, moulded chocolates and made pizza. We’ve also made dinosaurs out of play dough. I especially loved making homemade versions of playdoughs and fingerpaint. We’ve only started building our Christmas traditions 4 years ago. So far, we’ve been consistent in putting up the Christmas tree, bake night and reading and discussing the Christmas story. Last year, we made tree decorations following the book […]

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On Family and Career: Are you successful?

“Don’t worry, honey,” my husband says, “God will make you successful, too.” I asked, “what about you?” He answers quietly, “I’m already successful”. I looked at him a little incredulously, “successful? How?” He looks at me, making sure I was looking back at him before he spoke, “I’m in a job that I love and I have a beautiful family.I’m already successful.”

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