Gathering Great Goals for 2020

My friends, LR from Returning to Paradise and JF from Of Progress and Purpose have inspired me to think about, write down, and share my new goals for 2020. So far, I had come up with one New Year's resolution: to read one grown-up book per month.  Then I saw LR's Goals for 2020 and I remembered … Continue reading Gathering Great Goals for 2020

The Story of Ferdinand – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I did not come up with this adorable idea. Our friends, the North family, from North Carolina made this for the Five in a Row ornament swap in 2016. I made a very similar ornament for a friend of mine. First, collect 4 corks per ornament. My next-door neighbor just happened to bring over a giant … Continue reading The Story of Ferdinand – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

The Snowy Day – Before Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I got a post-Christmas burst of creativity and started making replacement Five in a Row ornaments. This is the first of several instructional posts. Nothing like poorly timed creativity. Why didn't this hit me in November? Oh well, I'll enjoy these on the tree next year! This ornament was super easy. I found "indoor snowballs" … Continue reading The Snowy Day – Before Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

Wordless Wednesday – Happy New Year! 🥳

Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎉

As 2019 comes to an end, we want to say "Thank you" to everyone who follows or visits our blog! Blogging would be so boring without you! Thank you for bringing joy to our journey with your prayers, love and support! 2019 started off pretty rocky for our family. Our lives were turned upside down … Continue reading Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎉

Happily Ever After… 💘

Today is our 12 year wedding anniversary! I've searched my archive photos and found these to share. E proposed at John Denver Point in Pacific Grove, California in October 2007. Here's the engagement ring. E's late uncle Mike took our engagement photos on the beach in Monterey, California. Uncle Mike taught photography at Monterey High … Continue reading Happily Ever After… 💘

Wordless Wednesday – Merry Christmas 🎄

Five in a Row Christmas Ornament Swap 2018

My dear friends from Five in a Row NC were so sweet to send us ornaments from last year's Christmas ornament swap (2018) even though I didn't send in my contribution until this year (2019). You can find details instructions for that ornament here: Five in a Row Christmas Ornament - Who Owns the Sun? … Continue reading Five in a Row Christmas Ornament Swap 2018

Wordless Wednesday

Kids Christmas Movies 🎥

Here's the list of kids Christmas movies we have watched and are planning to watch this year. The Snowy Day (Amazon Prime) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Olaf's Frozen Adventure Buck Denver asks... Why Do We Call it Christmas? Veggie Tales: The Toy That Saved Christmas Veggie Tales: The Little Drummer Boy Curious George: A Very … Continue reading Kids Christmas Movies 🎥