What are your favorite non-gift-gifts?🎁

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What are your favorite gifts that are more like non-gifts but feel like the best kind of gifts? 🎁

Josh and I spent a good while the other night going through our Christmas game plan before any last minute shipping windows close soon. I felt frazzled trying to remember what I’ve already ordered, where anything even is that’s arrived (hey renovation!), and also just that mom weight on my shoulders of wanting to give my kids the freaking world but also stay within a budget but also it’s Christmas but also not spoil them....

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christmas morning, 2019.

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hope you had a very merry christmas! dumping lots of photos from my phone here from christmas morning, which really feels like the most magical morning of the year as a parent. ours almost started at 3:15am when i heard someone in the living room (let’s not talk about why i was awake at 3 in the morning) and found sweet samson already at it with his stocking and the biggest smile sweeping his face....

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a christmas playlist for you!

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happy friday! i compiled the majority of our family’s favorite christmas music into a spotify playlist for anyone who might be interested in listening!  if it were up to me, we’d be listening to these tunes year round but since some people in my home aren’t into that approach (eh hem, josh davis!), we don’t mind one bit having this playlist on repeat all day and night from thanksgiving until christmas day....

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a gratitude list for right now.

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often times when one of my children says the prayer around the dinner table or at bedtime, i am reminded how much i take for granted around me. there are times where one of them will go on and on sharing their gratitude list which includes anything and everything from thanking our heavenly father for the moon and the stars to thanking Him for the firefighters and the ocean water....

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