Gingerbread House Decorating

This year at our church's annual gingerbread house decorating event, we decided to two houses, a girls' house and a boys' house....more

When you cut down your Christmas tree at a tree farm . . .

Cutting down your own Christmas tree is so quaint and beautiful and lovely You bring it home and your children decorate it to the sounds of Christmas carols playing in the background....more

Only 3 Weeks Until Christmas!!

We decorated our Christmas tree last weekend, and I can say for the first time in years my kids helped decorate the tree and I did not rearrange a single ornament after they went to bed!...more

Cutting down our Christmas tree as a family only looks idyllic in the pictures!

We embarked on our annual family exhibition to cut down a Christmas tree this past Saturday. ...more

You know I have a black daughter, right?

There has been so much talk of Ferguson these past few days since the verdict came out and I was inundated with news coverage while at a certain relative's house over Thanksgiving who had the Fox News going non-stop....more

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100% Authentic Re-Enactments of The First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is not even officially here yet, and I've already enjoyed all manner of festivities! The kindergarten Thanksgiving lunch I attended today with over 100 pilgrims and Indians: Now, I was not there at the very first Thanksgiving feast but I feel certain there were not Chick-Fil-A nuggets nor Capri Suns, however, I'm sure a nugget tray and a little fruit punch would have been a welcomed addition to their Thanksgiving bounty! And then tonight, from the comfort of the couch in my living room, there was a Thanksgiving play put on by my three youngest children who played the parts of a pilgrim, the turkey, and an Indian ....more

Well winter came

Well, winter came and went here for us in the South....more

Best Christmas Gift To Buy for Kids

I've posted exactly 4 times in November (not counting today)....more

Banquette Seating In Our Breakfast Room!

Our breakfast room now seats our entire family of 6! Y'all, for years we've had just a 4-top square table in our breakfast room....more