From our home to yours, may your holiday be MERRY and BRIGHT!
Now, where did we leave off?? When I committed (to myself) to come up with a special treat from our elf Scout each day, perhaps I didn’t totally think that through. I often find myself getting out of my warm bed waaay too late at night to search my pantry and craft supplies to come… Read More
I wish we could do what they do in Katroo. They sure know how to say “Happy Birthday to You! Solid party hats from Party City. I cut out letters/numbers from fabric remnants and glued on ribbon trim from extras I had around. Favor books and cotton candy lollipops Pennant banner Your Big Birthday Party… Read More
I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to truly express how very much I wanted you and how completely I love you. I dreamt of you, prayed for you and anxiously awaited your arrival. Now, at two years old, you are truly a dream come true! There are so many things I love about you. … Read More
A dear friend’s mother helped decorate the nursery for the return of Christmas at Callanwolde. She invited a few friends to tour the Gothic-Tudor mansion last night. It was elaborately and tastefully decorated for the holidays in a Roaring 20’s Christmas theme. I was especially excited to tour the mansion as I do… Read More
While we certainly love the decorating, caroling, treats, gifts and all the sweet, special things that make Christmas such a wonderful holiday, this year we started teaching the kids the true meaning of Christmas using the Jesse Tree Advent custom. The Jesse Tree represents the family tree of Jesus. It tells the story of God’s… Read More
Scout the Elf has really been busy. He pulled out all the stops last weekend for the December 4th Polar Express Day! We started the day with train pancakes. These came in a set of pancake molds from Williams Sonoma that we were given as a hostess gift years ago. We tried unsuccessfully to use… Read More