Breakfast with Santa

A few weeks before Christmas, around Thanksgiving, I received a call from the elementary school asking if I was OK with our family being nominated for a special breakfast with Santa event they were having on the Saturday before Christmas.  She said the kids would get a gift from Santa, and it sounded like something […]

Holiday Followup.

After every Christmas (and even every birthday) my kids tell us that it was their best one yet.  As I browsed various social media sites  like Facebook this year, I started to question what that means to us. Ethan, my mom, and I stayed up all night wrapping gifts and watching Sons of Anarchy.  We […]

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The TaterTree, 2013

Aaron came home from work with a tree, so we went the real route this year.  That meant we had to go grab a stand and lights, since our fake tree was prelit.  The kids wanted to decorate it, and I figured I’d let them go to town and just sit back and watch.  All […]

Hot Chocolate Ornaments

Inspired by a image I found on Pinterest, I created some adorable ornaments filled with everything you need for a perfect mug of hot cocoa- except the hot water!   I found clear plastic ornaments at Michaels, that are discs and not spheres.  Then I gathered up all the goodies that could be used as mix-ins […]