Merry Christmas 2016

 Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the… Read More Merry Christmas 2016

Decor, Money

Our Christmas budget

Not every Christmas is the same. Some years cost less, some cost more. This year ours costs less and we plan on giving more. We’ve decided to budget Christmas expenses at $325 for this family of five. This includes decor, kids’ crafts, presents, cards, wrapping supplies, everything except the kids’ Christmas pajamas (which I bought on sale last month).… Read More Our Christmas budget

Kids, Mom diary

Merry Christmas 2015

Now that the boys are out of toddlerhood, I’ve been trying to teach them about the true meaning of Christmas — but it turns out I’m the one who could use a lesson or two. I tell them about Christ’s birth and how a baby changed the world. We talk about being grateful and generous in His honor.… Read More Merry Christmas 2015