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2016 December Advent, Day 7 – Mint Candies and Family Bonding

I love December because I seem to spend more time with my children in the kitchen. And now that they are bigger. I get to watch while they are cooking, cutting, dicing or icing. Last year we came across this AWESOME mint candy recipe online at  http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/12/happy-holidays-cream-cheese-mints.html Here is a exact copy of the recipe from the tatertotsandjello.com website…. But…

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2016 December Advent, Day 6 – Hot Cocoa

  December 6th Nothing shows me more of the Christmas season than hot cocoa, snuggling on the couch, spending time with the ones that I love while worshiping Jesus for his birthday.  Every year, we make several “big” batches of homemade hot cocoa mix to use during the cold weather.  Ingredients 10 cups dry milk powder 4 3/4 cups sifted…

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2016 December Advent, Day 5 – 4 gift Christmas

December 5th 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…

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2016 December Advent, Day 3 – Coloring Nativities

We have an annual tradition in our family to do an activity every day of December for advent. December 3rd We love having settled down time in the afternoon. Many times the kids will refer to it as “brain resting”. Coloring is a favorite in our household. We have boxes and boxes of colored pencils and crayons.  I was just…

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2016 December Advent, Day 2 – family game night

We have an annual tradition in our family to do an activity every day of December for advent. December 2nd   Take time out to spend it as a family. Turn off the TV and your cell phone. Pick a game that you all can play together and play Christmas Carols. Our choice tonight is “Disney, I Found It!” Later, the…

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2016 December Advent, Day 1 – Try a new baking recipe today

We have a tradition in our family to do an activity every day of December for advent. December 1st Try a new baking recipe today. This could be bread or cookies. And of course, bake it together.  Let the kids measure! Share that time together. After all, they are only little for a little while.  I was blessed by a…