I want to be in all senses of the words, All. Things. Mama.
As far back as I can remember I've wanted to be a mom, not just any mom, but the mom that stays home with her kids full time. The mom who loves even when she is not loved back, who can't breathe without thinking of her kids first. The mom who loves teaching, playing, cooking, baking, laughing, and kissing owies. The mom who is ALL THINGS MAMA. My husband and I scrimp so that dream can be fulfilled. Being a mom is not part time for me. It is something that has captured my heart. All of the going ons of my life start with thoughts of my kids. My kids consume my love and my life and I allow it because, with God's help they are the essence of what makes me a mother. This is me...

kids: the reason for moms

kids: the reason for moms

Monday, November 28, 2011


There are two things I do not like At. All. during the holidays.  Their names are "Sipping in Seattle's Latte Land" and "Christmas in the Northwest."  These songs have forever annoyed me because of their all out corniness that exceeds the limit of corny allowed for regular, old time, good Christmas songs.  Someone give me an amen! Anyone?
While I dislike these songs there is an abundant mess of things I absolutely love about this time of year. Taking it from the top:
1.) My sister playing Silver Bells on the piano and singing loudly and withA LOT of bravado like an old lady in church who thinks she sounds really good!
2.) Snowmen decor
3.) Our church all decorated
4.) Christmas movies
5.) Talking to my kids about baby Jesus
6.) Shopping
7.) Arts and crafts with the kids
8.) Saying "Merry Christmas"
9.) Decorating
10.) Looking at the tree while drinking my morning coffee

There is so much more I LOVE, but these are my top ten.  What are your faves?


  1. I think I need to hear this rendition of Silver Bells!!!

  2. Ha ha, Martha! I don't like that "Christmas in the Northwest" song, either! I'd love to hear Amanda sing, though! :) I love Christmas carolling, lights on the house, the smell of a wreath or swag, the smell of wrapping paper, egg nog punch, stockings, the anticipation of the kids, the advent calendars, singing Christmas songs at church, nativity scenes in public, and the freedom we have to celebrate something so precious as God's son coming to earth as a baby!


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