December 23, 2014

Slice of Life | Christmastime

favorite Christmastime songs: 
carols sung by Harry Connick Jr or Bing Crosby
...especially The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

favorite Christmastime drink: 

favorite Christmastime movies: 
The Shop Around the Corner
White Christmas
While You Were Sleeping
You've Got Mail
The Sound of Music

favorite Christmastime picture books: 
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
Nutcracker Noel by Kate McMullan

favorite Christmastime traditions: 
for years our church family went to the hospital to sing to patients on Christmas Eve 
Mom and Dad coming to play and sing carols with my students
being with family for Christmas dinner
Jim and the kids picking out our tree from the farm
the kids taking turns - picking tree, putting star on top, putting manger on advent tree

favorite Christmastime decorations: 
the advent tree made out of felt that my great uncle and aunt passed on to us
the ornaments made with fabric strips that I made for our first tree
the stable Dad built for our little nativity figurines

favorite Christmastime gifts:
black battery-operated train that traveled around a silver track
big yellow Barbie mobile home
anything that came in the stocking
having Jim here for our first Christmas and married a week later on New Year's Eve
Ethan's bag of coins from his piggy bank
a dog bone from Jim which meant it was time to get another puppy and we found Rozz

The Christmastime idea came from Eryn at


  1. Beautiful way to share these special things with us. Love that dog bone gift! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. Thank you! Wasn't the bone a great idea? I was in tears!

  2. Wonderful collection of favorites. I hope you will find a "favorite" in this year's celebration to savor over the years.

    1. I think it was getting to putter and be home day after day! Many PJ days! :0)

  3. I love this idea of sharing Christmastime favorites. I love the picture! We had icicles on our tree when I was little. We would get in trouble for putting them on the tv screen! Brings back smiles!

    1. Thanks, Leigh Anne!
      Too funny about the icicles on the tv screen!
      Love that line "Brings back smiles!"

  4. What a great way to think of the holidays! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  5. I love your Christmas memories, especially the one about the dog bone. :) Happy holidays!!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I was beyond excited about the dog bone!


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