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Another Day, Another…

Another day, another car picnic in the Starbucks parking lot with Sadie girl.

Toddler in back of car

This time she had vanilla milk and Nutri-grain bars. I had my usual blonde roast with cream 🙂

Another day, another quote from the Bible study book I’m working my way through on the topic of contentment.

Quote on contentment by Patsy Clairmont

The fact that we should accept and expect deserts in our spiritual journey as surely as we do joy really hit home for me. When we don’t expect life to be perfect all the time, we’re less likely to experience “whiplash” every time we’re going through a challenging situation.

Another day, another craft.

Thanksgiving turkey headband craft for toddler

We worked on a turkey headband during homeschool the day before Thanksgiving and talked about birds!

Funny side note: when I ask Sadie what noise an owl makes, she say “awooo, awooo” and it sounds like a wolf howl. That also reminds me that anytime she sees a picture of a wolf she says “Na Na” which is what she calls Niva, lol.

Another day, another visit to see Jimmy at work.

Toddler at work desk

We feel so, so blessed that we’re able to pop in and see him (and my father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and cousin) anytime. It definitely breaks up the day and Sadie likes to talk on the intercom.

Tell me about pictures you could (or do!) take a lot!

Decking The Halls

As I mentioned in a recent post, we are all decked out for Christmas at the Zottola Zoo! Sadie and I spent a recent morning listening to Christmas music while hanging wreaths, stockings, and putting up decor.

Jimmy came home from work to our little surprise and Sadie was so excited to show him the little tree and stocking in her bedroom! It’s a memory I want to cherish forever 🙂

Here’s a look at all of our hall-decking, plus a vlog of the process. 

Merry Christmas garland and lantern

Knit red Christmas stocking with wood burned name tag and decorated corner shelf

Wooden Christmas sign

Christmas wreath on red door and lantern decorated for Christmas

Mini Christmas tree and stocking in kid's room

Christmas throw pillows, garland, and flameless LED candle

Silent night Christmas sign

Along with the decorations we had in storage, I also did some crafting!

I made a few wreaths for our bedroom doors and mantle, up-cycled a mini Christmas tree I found at Goodwill, and made a pom-pom garland (<– probably my favorite decoration, lol). 

DIY Christmas wreath supplies

Homemade Christmas wreaths

DIY mini Christmas wreath

Christmas Tree before and after craft and DIY

We didn’t put up a big tree because a small house + toddler + husky + crazy cat = chaos without a Christmas tree to mess around with. Can you imagine the craziness that would ensue if we did put one up, lol! Some day we will be brave enough 😉

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

When do you decorate for Christmas?

Do you have a favorite Christmas decoration?