Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankful for You! (& Traditions)

I was thinking this morning of how thankful I am to have gotten to know so many of you through this blogging journey. You've been so kind and inspiring, sharing your love for family, home and finding beauty in the every day. 

Thank you.

We've started a few of our holiday family traditions, including cutting down our Christmas tree. This year, we drove past the Christmas tree farm with the cute red barn and continued up to the mountains to the national forest. As part of the "Every Kid in a Park" program, and because we have a fourth grader, we received a free tree permit. And we are just that thrifty adventurous! :) 

If you don't have a fourth grader, you can purchase a tree permit for $10 (for a tree up to 12'). We actually purchased a permit as well so that we could cut down two trees. 

Now, I'm not claiming these to be the most beautiful trees we've ever had (let's call them "rustic."). But, it was such a fun memory, complete with several snowball fights!

Another "sweet" tradition is each year, my parents come over and make gingerbread houses with our boys. 

This year, my husband and I snuck out for an evening of Christmas shopping and Chinese food. ;) The next day, I caught our youngest, looking at his house...

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

With a grateful heart,



  1. What wonderful family tradition's your making with your son's that they'll grow up remembering , cherishing and sharing with their own familie's :)) I'm thankful for blogger's like you , who keep's it real and make's us take time to stop and be thankful for even the small thing's in life .
    God bless and have a very Happy Thanksgiving !!!! Tammy❤️

    1. Happy Thanksgiving Tammy! Thank you for your kind words and encouragement today and always. I hope you and your loved ones have a very blessed day and season ahead... Xo

  2. Great traditions! We go cut our tree down too and I love it!


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