Since I shared a little about our plans to be simple, intentional, and minimal this Christmas I wanted to take a moment and be real with you about how that went for us.
Much like when we downsized from the house we owned in Iowa to the rental house we live in now (in Texas)--this scaling had it’s moments. From the long term, big picture view it was so so so right and good for our family to be minimal and sacrificial this Christmas.
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Line drying our clothes was probably the first introduction I had of living slowly and surely. ...Recently though I’ve seen this slowness creep into more of my life. From household chores to Christmas gifts to fashion, even with blogging— my approach is becoming slower and more sure. Read More
Today I woke up, I read my advent reading, I thought about what the kids would wear for the Christmas Eve service, and then my nose started running, and my throat more than tingled...it ached. By the time Austin left it started getting that old familiar feeling. My perfect Christmas Eve was obliterated by sickness. I would love to tell you I took it all in stride and that I found I had not set any mommy expectations, but that would not be at all true. Read More
It's Christmas time again! It seems like that can't possibly be true, but it is. This year after hearing my two year old daughter say "It's Christmas time!....Where's my present?" I've been determined to curb their thinking and make this Christmas about Jesus. However, I really struggle with this myself because like most of the moms across America...I have ridiculously high expectations about the magic of Christmas with my family. So I want to curb my thinking as well because with my expectations set to Hallmark proportions, we are all doomed to failure. Read More