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Monday, December 12, 2011

Like My Sister Said....

Hello, all!

Most of you probably already saw my sister Melody's post last night about our blog break for the sake of practicing more music.  We all play instruments in our family... I play guitar, trombone, little bit of piano and tenor saxophone...  our home is filled to capacity with musical instruments because we believe that it is a talent that the Lord has given our family that we should do our very best to nurture and grow.  My dad and I sing together- whether it is at church or in front of the abortion mills we strive to bring God glory through our music and through the example of a family working *together* to bring it all about.

So here I am to tell you that I'm taking a little break from blogging so that I can really focus on practicing... we are planning on going to sing outside an abortion mill on Saturday and we haven't played in a while so we need all the practice we can get ;-)

Anyway...  I will be back soon... I love this time of year too much to not blog about it :-)  But I cannot guarantee any promises as we really do have an extremely busy next two weeks planned!

So to hold you all over for a while (because I know that my blog is so important to you ;-) ) here is some fun  and free Christmas media to enjoy!

David Crowder* Band's Oh for Joy

Chris Tomlin's Glory in the Highest

BarlowGirl's Home for Christmas

Here are some great free Adventures in Odyssey episodes for the season...

(This is an ablosolutely hilarious spoof off of "It's a Wonderful Life"!  We love it...)

Listen online for the next couple weeks until Christmas for a plethora of Christmas episodes!

Free Sheet Music Printables

Alrighty... Until we meet again...

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Decorating!

Oh, how I love this time of year!  Have you begun your decorating yet?  We wanted to get it all done the day after Thanksgiving but unfortunately it didn't work out :-) We actually just "finished" our decorating last week- but you never know, after I look at all these decorating ideas again I may go on a rampage :-)

Here are some beautiful ideas that I found, some DIY and some- JFIO  (That means "Just Figure It Out" ;-) 

Shabby Chic... gorgeous!

Beautiful Wreath- click here to be directed to the tutorial.

Hot glue cranberries to foam balls...  looks so festive- I love red :-)

Iced branches... click here to find out how to make them.

This is an awesome idea!  A tomato cage wrapped in lights... frugally elegant ;-)

Click here to be directed to the tutorials...

I love little village pieces!

An embroidery hoop turned Christmas card wreath...

A gumdrop wreath- I want to make on of these so badly!  Here's the tutorial.

Beautiful Tudor style house... for the village.

I hope you have enjoyed :-)

Are you doing anything different in your decorating?  Do you usually use store bought decorations or homemade or both?

Have a blessed day! 


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Are you...

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A part of our everyday during Christmas time at our house is the playing of the Charlie Brown Christmas Album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

Listen to it for free here.

This feels so festive- I love the Peanuts Gang- especially around Christmas time!

I really love this:

Isn't it amazing?  A mainstream cartoon- telling the true story of Christmas- for the whole world to hear!

Hope your day is merry :-)