Christmas came and went, how did that happen so fast?

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Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe that another Christmas has come and gone already. I wanted to share with you a little about our family’s Christmas. I’ll be honest, I had a really hard time getting into the “Christmas Spirit” this year. I think my brain and my body are still trying to get rested up from all the hard work and extreme intensity of our rental house remodel. (You can read more about that here: Our rental house bath remodel

I think that whole project took more of a toll on me than I realized or imagined it would. All through the holidays, I sort of felt like I was just going through the motions and just doing enough to get by. I normally do a lot of baking and fun activities with the kids, but that didn’t really happen much this year. I’m hoping and praying that now that we are finished with that, I can get rested and get more focused on homeschool and just enjoying life with my family.

One thing I did not let myself slack on was doing our Advent candles. It was always a time for us to come together as a family to remember what Christmas is all about. I did manage to capture a nice photo of my kids on Christmas Eve as we lit the final candle, the Christ candle.


In spite of all the other fun activities that I could plan and try to do with my kids, this is the one tradition the kids would never let me forget and the one that I take away from Christmas with fond memories. My babies, hubby and Jesus. That’s it period. 

I want to share a few other special pictures from our time, but you may notice that hubby and I are not in any of them. The reason for this is that we both came down with either a stomach virus or food poisoning on Christmas Eve and were literally in bed the entire day Christmas day! It was awful, but we are thankful that we got over it very quickly. So here are a few memories from our day:










Fun times with cousins at my parents’ house:






I sincerely hope that all of you had a blessed Christmas with your families and I want to encourage you to keep focused on your family and Jesus as you continue to celebrate the holidays! It’s ok if we don’t get to do all the “Pinterest Perfect” Christmas crafts and baking with our kids. We just need to be with them and make sure we’re leading them to the true reason for the season!

Blessings to you all,


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