Month: December 2009

Looking back

Looking back

Things I wish I’d done in 2009 * Read the Bible, prayed, and meditated on God’s goodness every day * Worked out 5 times a week * Handled situations more graciously * Called my grandparents * Sent out encouraging notes * Played with Amber outside […]

Over the River and Through the Woods…

Over the River and Through the Woods…

To Grandma’s house we went!!! And thanks to my amazing early Christmas present of a camera from my family back home I was able to capture it! Amber was a gloriously good girl on both the way down and back. No crying or whining!!! Amazing! […]

Grandma’s Ornaments By Sarah G.

Grandma’s Ornaments By Sarah G.

First, I’d like to thank Nicole for asking me to be a guest blogger! My own blog often sits neglected for weeks at a time, but I always enjoy reading Nicole’s, knowing hers will have several delightful new posts each time I sign on.
My husband I decorated our tree the other day, and as I unwrapped each ornament my thoughts wandered to my Grama. She was a woman of grace and love, and her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Grama was always a big part of Christmas for me. I actually only saw her on Christmas a few times, but every year she sent me an ornament to put on the tree. My brother and I would wait excitedly for the package to arrive, and when it did, we’d tear the paper from the little boxes and exclaim happily over our new ornament. She often bought us series. The first series I got were the reindeer from santa’s sleigh doing various things like playing tennis and baseball. Then she started giving me an eskimo and penguin series, which are my favorite. My Grama is no longer with us, but I have 21 beautiful ornaments that are a reminder of her love for me. Every year when I hang them on the tree I get a little misty eyed thinking about her; however, I’m very grateful to have had such a wonderful Grama in my life as long as I did!
America’s Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction Contest

America’s Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction Contest

A new baby  is the sweetest thing in the world!!! I adored Amber as a newborn and now that I’m pregnant again I just can’t wait for my new little bundle of joy to arrive!!! For all of those parents who got early Christmas presents […]

Christmas Is Not Annual for Christians

Christmas Is Not Annual for Christians

– By Shara Lawrence-Weiss (owner of Mommy Perks and Personal Child Stories) Although I grew up in a Christian home (my father was a minister/missionary), I did not come to have a personal relationship with Christ until after my first son was born. It wasn’t […]

Winter ~ Paulina of Mona May I

Winter ~ Paulina of Mona May I

Hello to all of Nicole’s readers over here are Ramblings! My name is Paulina from over at Mona May I and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas.
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I am a new lover of winter, as I have learned to embrace the colder nights and shorter days with a new-found sense of cherishment.
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I am a new lover of winter because it is a time when it is most important to let life slow down, to give thanks, and curl up with loved ones and friends. A time to be thankful for the warmth of home, food, and the love of family.
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Love love,
Paulina
Favorite Traditions ~ Karen

Favorite Traditions ~ Karen

My name is Karen and I’m the brains behind A Spot of my Own. I’m a military wife, my hubby is in the Army National Guard, and a mommy to identical twin girls. 🙂 My blog is appropriately named, because it’s all mine and no […]

Silent Night ~ Guest blog from A Listmaker’s Life

Silent Night ~ Guest blog from A Listmaker’s Life

While listening to a contemporary version of Silent Night, by Sanctus Real, I was struck by the miracle of that moment so long ago in Bethlehem. Honestly, quite overwhelmed. Yes, there are so many pieces of the story that are remarkable. Yet, this year I […]

The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers 2 *Review*

The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers 2 *Review*

As a Christian, maintaining a daily time where you read your Bible, pray, and focus on God is vitally important. It helps center you and your thoughts and actions throughout the day. As adults, we often forget, or think we’re too busy, or any number of other things. I know I’m often guilty of neglecting the most important part of my day!!
Things come much easier to us if they are a part of our routines, our daily habits. What better way to teach your preschooler the importance of having a daily devotion than having one with them? If you remain consistent you’ll be helping them get in the habit. which will make it that much easier for them when it’s their turn to be busy adults!
The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers 2 has a short devotion for each day of the year with a single Bible verse, a short thought, and a rhyme at the end.
Amber and I both enjoyed looking through this book! Although it is more geared towards the upper range of preschoolers (one devotion was talking about asking for help with spelling a word) Amber loved looking at the whimsical pictures and listening to the Bible verse and rhymes. I plan on using it daily with her as part of her bedtime routine probably starting next year. I love that it takes the principles of God’s word, yet puts them on a level that a preschooler could understand. I would recommend this book for anyone with small children.
A special thanks to the Tyndale Media Center for providing me with a copy of this book to review!
Golden Moon Tea *Review*

Golden Moon Tea *Review*

You probably remember the teaser I posted not too long ago about how excited I was to get to try out Golden Moon Tea. I’m pleased to report that I wasn’t disappointed! I decided I wanted to try their Coconut Pouchong tea which was awarded Best Tea […]