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My blog has been quiet lately, a reflection of the drawing inward nature of the past weeks. Mostly I have just wanted to enjoy the days with Dan and my girls. And to spend many moments cuddling wee Kathleen whose days of tiny will pass so quickly. Not to mention that...

Advent 2011: Christ Come

Outside the snow is gently, softly drifting to cover the still green landscape. It will be a white Christmas after all. Inside, the house waits in quiet as three girls take an afternoon rest. Aside from a tree and our nativity, the usual decorations didn’t find their...

Advent Love 2011

Advent 2011 Week 4: Love Verse: 1 John 4:7   Beloved, let us love one another,  for love comes from God… Song: O Come Emmanuel O come, Thou Key of David, come, And open wide our heavenly home; Make safe the way that leads on high, And close the path to misery....

Advent JOY 2011

Our Christmas mantle this year proclaims it; JOY! It is a beautiful word and a hard one to live by. I often find myself using the word almost interchangbly with happiness and yet there is such a difference. I think that happiness is a feeling or emotion mostly based...

Re-usable Cloth Gift Bags

Now that I have shared many of my thoughts on gift giving, I thought that I would also share this super easy gift bag tutorial. There are lots of ways to make a gift bag, but I find this so quick and easy (seriously, the last one took me five minutes). I started...