Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Here’s a pic of our Christmas card from Tiny Prints that I blogged about earlier this month. If you didn’t get a chance to do Christmas cards, I’ve heard a few people mention that they are sending Happy New Year cards instead. Makes sense with all the craziness of the season!

Christmas morning has been tons of fun so far. The kids woke up early, opened gifts, and have been playing ever since!

I did most of my shopping on this year (some of which I purchased the day before Christmas Eve. Ahem.) I always try to buy classic toys that I hope my grandchildren will play with one day. Our oldest daughter received a Melissa & Doug doll crib and highchair. They are sturdy, wooden pieces, that I think will hold up pretty well. The kids also received Metro Mags which are super cool magnetic building blocks. Another favorite was the Pure Fun trampoline. Hopefully it deters them from jumping on the couch!


And here’s my Christmas Card Wreath now that we’ve got a ton of cards on it! I am contemplating making one that matches my decor that I can keep birthday and thank-you cards on throughout the year.

As we do every time this year, we ate a ton of Christmas cookies, sang a bunch of Christmas carols and hymns, attended several Christmas gatherings (still more to come!), and opened lots of presents. Of course there was a lot that went undone (I always set myself up for way too many projects!). We could have read more, prayed more, and loved people more…

Thankfully, we can reflect on the birth of Christ and remember that His perfect life was given for our imperfect ones. The more I try to do, the more I know that I need Jesus and He has already done it ALL!

Christmas blessings to you and yours!

About Laurie

I'm a Child of God, wife, mother of 4, wellness advocate and writer. This blog is a journal of my days, a collection of my recipes and crafts, and hopefully, a platform for all families to share their ideas, encouragement, inspiration and advice! I'm striving to "bloom where I am planted". Don't wait until things are "perfect" to begin sharing your gifts. We are all part of one giant puzzle—don't be a missing piece!