Category Archives: holidays

Love notes to your kids

Every day is a blessing and our family knows that all too much after the sudden loss of one of the kids in the family. As a mom, I try to be even a better mom that I was before. I want each of my kids to know that I love them and tell them in different ways.

Leaving each of the kids love notes for the first 2 weeks of February is a priority for me. Each of my children have such amazing gifts to give each other and others. I love highlighting this for them.

Start this year. Cut 14 hearts out of pink, red or even white paper for each child. Each day, write an “I LOVE YOU because…” on the heart and tape it to their door BEFORE they wake up in the morning. What an AMAZING surprise for them. <3

Family Traditions for New Years

With New Years fast approaching, what are some of your family traditions that you have in your house? What are some that your parents or grandparents did with you?

Here are a few of ours:

New Year’s Eve: We make and “graze” on finger foods all day. On the menu, this year is mozzarella cheese sticks, flauntas, jalapeno poppers, spanikopita/filled pastries, meatballs, nachos, etc. We play board games and stay in comfy clothes all day long. When the ball drops, we head outside with pots and pans and spoons and ring in the new year. The inside for some “kid” champagne (sparkling apple cider).

Yea, real party animals in my house. But, I have to say, my kids love it and know that we always do this. My oldest daughter was disappointed that she had to work overnight tonight and miss some of the game time.

We have been doing ours for year after year

2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 6, Nativity Color Sheet

Luke 1:37 -For nothing is impossible with God.


krisandlarry-nativitycolorpage.pdf (41 downloads)

Every day, I try to take time out for me. …. Reading a book or magazine, writing a note to a friend or even coloring. (Yes, mamas can still color and this one does.

Here is a FREE download of a Nativity color page for you today. Enjoy the Day! 

Thank you Veterans!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We are free because of the brave! 

To all those to have, are and will serve in our military, Happy Veteran’s Day from our family
to you and yours.