Luke 1:69-71 He has raised up ahorn[a] of salvation for us in the house of his servant David (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us—
Take a timeout to take a family photo. Every year, we take a photo for my wall and I have it printed on a canvas. I love to see how much my kids have grown from year to year.
Walgreens and Walmart are always having sales on their canvases to print your photos too. My preference is Walgreens. I have bought canvases, metal printing, ornaments, cards and mini scrapbooks through them in the past. GREAT GIFTS!
I just noticed that they have some coupons good through Dec 22, 2018 too!!!
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50% off Photo Books Must use code MEMORIES2018 to receive 50% off photo books through Walgreens.com/photo online or on Walgreens mobile app.
40% off Custom Floating Frames and Canvas Prints Must use code FALALAWALL to receive 40% off Custom Floating Frames and Canvas Prints through Walgreens.com/photo online or mobile app.
Luke 1:14 – He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,
I know that changing things up always makes me feel more in the spirit of things. Some years can be harder for some of us to decorate. It could be losing a loved one or even tight for cash.
We lined my online backdrop for my classroom with old wrapping paper (I know that I got it on sale because I never buy wrapping paper full price ever.) And then we created a banner with the words Merry Christmas cut out of paper. It was an easy “game-changer” in my classroom.
Luke 1:78 – because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
I am a firm believer that everyone needs to do something positive for themselves at some point. This could be a simple think like taking a bubble bath or getting your hair cut. Or cooking yourself your favorite meal (Extra points if your spouse cooks your favorite meal for you).
In our house this week we added a new family member. Meet Loki, our new Livestock Guardian Dog.
Luke 1:45 – Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!”
Every day we have a choice. I choose to homeschool. It isn’t right for everyone. But, it is right for us. We are surrounded by an AMAZING group of young people in our community who are also homeschooled.
The different groups that we are in host field trips to all over. Yesterday, I had put together a field trip to our local bowling alley. This was not just any field trip, this was a behind the scenes one. I don’t know if all of the parents were as impressed as I was. The bowling alley machines are AWESOME!
Luke 1:49-50 – for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
We have started a tradition in our house… Christmas became so commercialized. And we fell into that habit years ago when Shelby and Griffen were little. Once we started adding kid after kid into the household, it began to look like monster of paper and toys vomited all over the floor and took over on Christmas morning. Larry and I started looking into what others did, especially larger families. We started this before Breckin, Trystan and Grayson were adopted. I love the feeling that we have with all of the kids, really focusing on what it means for Christmas for us.
Gift #1: SOMETHING THEY WANT Bible Verse: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
Gift #2: SOMETHING THEY NEED Bible Verse: And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Gift #3: SOMETHING TO WEAR Bible Verse: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12
Gift #4: SOMETHING TO READ Bible Verse: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
Luke 1:46-47 – And Mary said: “Mysoul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
For as far back as I can remember, our family has made fudge (My Daddy’s recipe that he got from his mom and he won’t share) and a caramel recipe.
This year I went and grabbed my old cookbook and my caramel recipe was GONE. Yes, gone. So me being me, I decided to find a recipe online…. Well, try 1 looked good, tasted good, and then, it didn’t set. ….
So, we tried again. Bought a new candy thermometer because I thought that could have been the problem…. Ummm try number 2 didn’t set. Well, when life gives you lemons… We jarred up the second batch and made a quart of caramel sauce for ice cream.
Luke 1:38 – “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
Family is so important to us here at krisandlarry.com. We live for each other. Every year, we go out to dinner and then drive around to look at the gingerbread houses and lights around out community. This year was no different. Get into comfy clothes. Drink some hot chocolate and drive around, singing christmas carols.