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

Days of Cheer: Gingerbread Houses and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Making Gingerbread Houses One of my most favorite things about the Christmas season, is decorating gingerbread houses.  I don't have the time to make everything from scratch, so pre-made kits are absolutely wonderful.  Of course, I don't quite have the patience for sticking the house together.  In fact, by the time it's all assembled, I've…Read more Days of Cheer: Gingerbread Houses and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Days of Cheer: John Michael Talbot, and Linus and Lucy

The past two days for me have been long days with work and school and other adult responsibilities.  And though I really wanted to blog, it wasn't at the top of my priorities. Tomorrow starts finals week for me.  I'm so ready for the semester to be over, and the bad thing is, I'm pretty…Read more Days of Cheer: John Michael Talbot, and Linus and Lucy

Days of Cheer: The Nutcracker Suite

Every year growing up, my grandma would take my mom, cousins, and I to a local theater to see a local ballet company perform the Nutcracker.  For about fifteen years, this was a tradition.  I looked forward to this every year; the feel of the velvet seats, the first stirring notes from the orchestra, the…Read more Days of Cheer: The Nutcracker Suite