Tag Archives: Christmas

waiting is for the weak

When we were in the process of adopting Joseph, we finally got word that his in-country court date was set for July. I stared at the calendar and time eked by. I rearranged books in the nursery and resorted tot-sized … Continue reading

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thanking teachers this Christmas

Teachers deserve a thank you. More than that — they deserve a standing ovation. Teachers invest all they have into our most precious gifts, often quietly and without fanfare. When I had the chance to partner again with Hallmark, I knew who I … Continue reading

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busy moms: here's how to keep the joy this christmas

Hey, busy mamas. I see you. I know you know what’s looming in the horizon. Soon you’ll be juggling mistletoe and eggnog, balancing pageants and wish-lists, trying to love your littles and manage some semblance of sanity along the way. … Continue reading

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so very merry

Can you believe it? Christmas is here! I’ve taken a bit of a blogging break here in December. I’ve been fingerpainting Christmas trees and frosting snowman cookies and experiencing advent through the eyes of two little ones, and it’s been … Continue reading

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let's have coffee (and free coffee for you)

I’m not what you’d call a morning person.  A typical rise-and-shine routine for me looks something like this: I fall out of bed and manage to see a few fuzzy shapes on my way down as I fumble for my Coke-bottle glasses. I stumble … Continue reading

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o holy night: free christmas printables

Do you have a favorite Christmas song? You know, one that gives you goosebumps? For me, it’s O Holy Night. The words paint a picture of the God who humbly came to Earth with a scandalous and glorious love that changed … Continue reading

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i want to send you a christmas card!

I love Christmas cards. I love sending them, and I love receiving them, too. There’s something about giving and receiving handwritten notes and cards. I’m the first to admit: I’m glued to my iPhone and guilty of posting a billion Instagrams, but … Continue reading

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