Oh, the love.

I am a complete and utter hopeless romantic.  I always have been and always will be, regardless of whether I am in a relationship or not.  I love kisses on the hand, hand written letters, a single rose, walks at sunset, you name it. I love words from the heart and vulnerable emotion.  I love…Read more Oh, the love.

Days of Cheer: The Muppet’s Christmas Carol

This is by far my family's favorite movie to watch during Christmas time.  I've watched it for as long as I can remember.  And frankly, I think this version is better than any I've ever seen.  Michael Caine is an incredible Scrooge, I think.  But maybe I'm just biased. I can't accurately explain it, but…Read more Days of Cheer: The Muppet’s Christmas Carol

Days of Cheer: My Favorite Things

I know this blog series is about my favorite things during the holidays.  But in writing about my favorite big things, I'm missing the little things.  And as my family and I were sitting around the Christmas tree this evening after the Christmas Eve service, I realized that I love the little things more than…Read more Days of Cheer: My Favorite Things

Days of Cheer: Breath of Heaven

During Christmas, there is one song that always haunts me.  And that's Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant.  It's beautiful and poignant, and makes the Christmas story seem so much more real and human.  Several years ago for Christmas, my lady cousins and I did a dance to this song.  It's just wonderful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8_475FKJWQ Ciao…Read more Days of Cheer: Breath of Heaven

Days of Cheer: The Christmas Story

As a Christian, Christmas is not complete without reading the Biblical Christmas.  Regardless of how many times we read it prior, my family does not open any presents until we read the story Christmas Day.  And as I'm getting older and learning how to study the Bible, I love seeing all of the cool things that…Read more Days of Cheer: The Christmas Story

Days of Cheer: Santa and Rudolph, The Grinch, and The Christmas Song

Well, hi.  Sorry I'm becoming less and less consistent.  The closer it gets to Christmas, the more and more I have to do, and the less of a priority blogging becomes.  But some of my most favorite things are coming up, so stay tuned! Santa and Rudolph Okay, let's be real here: who doesn't watch…Read more Days of Cheer: Santa and Rudolph, The Grinch, and The Christmas Song

Days of Cheer: Christmas Crafts

There's always an infinite supply of candy at my house around Christmas time.  It kind of fills in the gaps between my mom's Christmas cookies, so at any given moment, there's a; ways something sweet to munch on.  A few years ago, I had the idea to save the candy wrappers, make "art" with them.  Generally, I…Read more Days of Cheer: Christmas Crafts

Days of Cheer: Glad

My family's go-to Christmas morning music comes from the * very old* acapella group Glad.  Growing up, my brothers and I were not allowed downstairs Christmas morning until we heard our parents turn this CD on.  In fact, to this day, this CD is saved exclusively for Christmas morning.  We listen to it as we read the Christmas story, open…Read more Days of Cheer: Glad

Days of Cheer: Christmas Books

I've always loved reading.  I have for as long as I can remember.  Some of my most favorite and beloved books are ones I've read around Christmastime.  A vast majority of them are picture books, but a few are chapter books as well. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens First and foremost, how can you enjoy…Read more Days of Cheer: Christmas Books