Christmas Crafting

It’s a Christmas workshop over here. There is literally glitter and peppermint sprinkles everywhere. (I also have the entire Michael Buble Christmas album memorized. :P) We have our dining table covered with scrapbooking stuff and our breakfast nook table covered in cookie making stuff. My siblings are wowing me their creativity. We have wreath cookies, … More Christmas Crafting

Let It “Snow”

We live in the desert Southwest, so snow is one thing we don’t get around Christmastime. (It does get cooler at night, though, which is pretty nice.) 😉 Instead, we like to cut paper snowflakes. We all have a different style of making them, and no two snowflakes are alike–just like the real ones. 😀 … More Let It “Snow”

A Gift for YOU!

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas! Well, not quite yet but it’s only 12 more days! 😀 In the meantime, I have a gift (or two) for you. 😉 I’m giving away a free signed copy of my little book The Twin Arrows! *dances in circles* First, the synopsis… “Two children. Two journeys. Twin arrows. Ryla follows … More A Gift for YOU!

A Passel of Parcels

I love the post office. Rows and rows of boxes and mailers line the walls. (Cue my paper and container obsession.) Wrapping and tape, envelopes and labels abound. Grandparents and teenagers, father and mothers all wait in line to send their packages off to distant places. So many stories in one place. Today I wandered into … More A Passel of Parcels


Tonight ends the first week of Advent when we light the candle of hope and celebrate the anticipation of Christ’s birth. Each night this week, we’ve been discussing the Messianic prophecies, reading through our Advent calendar, and singing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”. This time was a little different–and a lot more special. My oldest … More Candlelight