Wednesday, December 25, 2013

We Wish You A Merry Christmas...And Don't Forget THE FREE GIFT!!

Today we get to celebrate the most IMPORTANT, monumental, profound, and miraculous birthday's of all times!  
(at least in my opinion it is)
The one that, because HE was born, changes lives for the better...even today!

And no...we are not talking about Santa Claus!  Because even he bows down to worship this special baby boy...


I hope that today, each of you will spend some time reading the story of HIS birth in your bible & celebrating the true reason we celebrate Christmas!  Trust me, your kids will be interested in this amazing story too!

This baby was the best present anyone can receive and it's FREE too!

Luke 2:9-12 -  And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. "And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger."
And by the way...the kids and I wish you a very 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Help Your Kids TRACK Santa...As He Delivers Presents To Good Boys And Girls...

If you haven't done it before...or maybe it's your yearly tradition with the kids (in our house it is), you should check out:
(click the logo above to head over to their site)
You can check out "The Jolly Man in a Red Suit" minute by minute location status and updates as he delivers presents all over the world!  It's so much fun!  There are games and activities you can do while you're waiting to see where his next move will be! You can watch videos with your kids!  You can anticipate when he will be your kids understand when it's really BED TIME!   It really is a great way to have them extra excited on Christmas Eve (day and night)!  They will be tracking Santa all day long!

What's Santa's ETA at your house??

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sandy Hook Elementary - 1 Year Later

I remember the day, as we watched the news and learned the fatal details of the horrific shooting that took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.  I remember being so anxious that day (I couldn't pick them up soon enough) to pick the kids up from school that day, to hug them tightly and praise the LORD for the protection over them that day (and everyday)!

Oddly enough, we (our own little family) had (just a few months prior) just moved from Trumbull, CT (only a couple towns away from this town and school) and we had a first grade daughter!  I could truly sympathize with those parents who lost their precious babies that day!  Sweet six year old's just like our spunky daughter!  So full of life, of energy and so pure & innocent!  My heart broke into a million pieces, relating to how those parents...who were preparing in their own homes for Christmas, didn't have their precious babies to celebrate with on Christmas morning or any other morning after!  
Oh how my heart is still grieving for them!  
So many innocent lives lost...

It's been a year already (WOW), and I am certain that it's not any easier for those parents to prepare for Christmas this year...or the families who lost "BRAVE" teachers and faculty who tried their hardest to protect those innocent lives!

May the LORD bring peace into each life and into that community in Connecticut!
May they feel HIS protection and LOVE...especially today!
We will never forget!