Archive for tag 'christmas'

Wreaths across America

Wreaths Across America

Last year my family attended an event that was really moving to me.  It may seem like an unusual family tradition but I really enjoyed it.  I say it might be unusual because it takes place in a cemetery.  I know what you must be thinking… a Christmas tradition at a cemetery?  I know it [...]

Fun New Family Traditions for Christmas

This is the first year that Drake is old enough to really understand some of the holidays. For Mr. Chocolate and me, it’s has been a lot of fun to watch as Drake gets excited for Christmas and the arrival of Santa. Drake often walks around the house singing Christmas songs and talking about how [...]

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Swarm: What’s On Your Holiday Wishlist for Your Little One?

In this edition of the Swarm, the Bees share what’s on their wish lists, or what they’ve already purchased for their little ones this holiday season. B A B Y  C H I P M U N K  -  5  M O N T H S Dolcino Woven Wrap  //   Bummis TotsBots Cloth Diapers  // [...]

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A Baby-Proof Christmas

I’ll totally own up to the fact that I’m one of those crazy Christmas people.  This year, however, I have some really good “helpers” that have forced me to reevaluate how to go about our yuletide festivities. I just could not bring myself to skip having a Christmas tree, though Mr. Blue strongly lobbied for [...]

Me and my Pepe, one of the most important men in my life.

Santa is real in our house

In my last post about our Christmas party, I did mention that we had a certain visitor come to our house during the holiday season.  Yes it is Santa, and yes at 32 I must say… I still believe.  I know this may sound crazy for a grown woman to say, but in our house [...]


Christmas Care Package

Here’s an ironic little tidbit for you all… I actually had this package all wrapped and boxed up, and sitting in my car, when we received the call that we had a court date. It had been there for a couple of days, waiting for errands to bring me near our post office. (The closest [...]

It's about getting messy and having fun, my Joe with his mouth full of candy and a hand covered in frosting building his house with his Aunt.

Be present not perfect: my new mantra for the holiday season

I recently read the book Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist with my moms’ group.  One chapter that particularly resonated with me was called “Present not Perfect.”  In it the author talked about how sometimes in the holiday season we tend to overdo it.  We overspend, overindulge, and overcommit ourselves.  We often forget what is [...]

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