Archives for November 2007

Farewell, NaBloPoMo

Fare thee well; I feel as if I barely knew thee.

All in all, it was not quite as hard as I imagined, other than the running from my nice wamrm bed at 11:50 pm those two nights so that I could get in a post at the last minute.

I will definitely be doing it again next year.

For those of you who were kind enough to ask a question for me to answer during this month, I am holding on to those for the long cold dark days of January. ‘Cause I know I’m gonna be needing some material to write about then.

Keeping Christ in Christmas

(this post was originally posted December 7, 2006)

I plan on posting other links on my blog as I find them throughout December

13 Awesome Christmas Links and Ideas

Because there has been so much discussion going on regarding keeping our focus on Christ this Christmas, I searched all over the web for some good resources to help inspire us do just that:

  1. Begging for Myrrh – Stressed out by Christmas presents? Try this simple approach to godly gift giving. — I have held onto this article for 3 years now… I think this is the year to try it out…
  2. Advent ideas with kids — includes a few book suggestions including #3
  3. Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas – Ideas from A – Z — includes chapters on creating a Jesse Tree… TONS of ideas
  4. About.coms resource page for “Keeping Christ in Christmas — great ideas
  5. Creating a meaningful Christmas — (also visit Dionna at her blog)
  6. Merry and Meaningful – 12 ways to make the most of your holidays.
  7. Another about.com resource page
  8. Redeeming the Season: Simple Ideas for a Memorable and Meaningful Christmas— another book chocked-full of ideas
  9. 101 Ways to Have a Christian Christmas — yet another book with a lot of wonderful ideas
  10. Buynothingchristmas.org — I enjoyed looking around this site. It sounds extreme, but (STAY WITH ME HERE) really does have some good ideas for simplifying, like these, and this gave some food for thought
  11. Do you have the Christmas Spirit?
  12. Attack of the “Gimme Bug”! – How our family wards off holiday greed
  13. The Nativity Story — This movie, from what I have read (have not seen it) would definitely be a discussion starter during family/friend get-togethers with those who are on the fringe of understanding what Christmas is really all about…

Enjoy! Hope these are helpful! If you have other ideas or resources, please link back or leave your idea in the comments!

Our Thanksgiving Turkeys

Remember my post on these? We made them a few days before Thanksgiving and they turned out so cute. And they tasted yummy too!

What to do with all of that extra goodness I had to cut around? hmmm…

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo of the decorated turkeys. They were gone too quickly (and I was too busy stuffing my face with the “leftover” pieces).

Let me hear it for some Smitty!

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I received my Michael W. Smith Christmas album today. I could write about how we are practically neighbors, what, with us both living in Tennessee and all. Or how we are all but twins since we share the same birthday. 14 years apart…

He’s always been a favorite in our home, and this CD just adds to our respect for him. It’s festive. It’s fun. It’s beautiful.

I am now officially in the Christmas spirit.

Can you believe he’s 50! The man’s got some good genes!

(I know y’all can read, since you’re, ya know, reading this… But if you are looking for more info on the album, click on the button above that says “Click here for more info”)

Wow! Y’all are smart!

My question was answered by Sarah, on the very first comment: acne and wrinkles together are just plain wrong! Didn’t I suffer through high school already?

And Missy’s comment “Kind of how i feel when I pop a zit and then immediately pluck a gray hair. Not fair” summed it up nicely…

Thanks for playing along. Hopefully I’ll be able to hold your interest and keep you guessing on these in the future.

No more easy-peasy questions for y’all anymore!