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Best Kids Christmas Books

I LOVE Christmas time! I love making it special for the kids, and just think it’s the most wonderful holiday of the year! For the past four years I’ve bought a book from this author. Originally I had wanted to buy them all at once, but only one wasn’t sold out; now that I’ve done one a year, I kind of love the tradition. I basically cry at the end of reading them because they so simply all point back to Jesus and the incredible gift that we celebrate at Christmas! I’ve linked them each at the bottom, and as of now, all but “J is for Jesus” are still available (and on Prime)!
Merry Christmas!

ALSO threw in a little bonus picture at the end there for ya, caught in real life, Hudson knocking my jaw out of place; my favorite part is how care-free he is about the whole thing.




Christmas 2015


Each Christmas since having Hudson has been particularly impactful on me spiritually. I just remember his first Christmas and understanding this new level of the magnitude of Christ coming as a baby, and the Father sending him in this way. As I held Hudson, seeing how fragile and vulnerable he was I just couldn’t believe God would entrust His perfect son to a sinful world. And the weight of the fact that He sent Him knowing He was sending Him for the purpose of  eventual death is just mind blowing.

Our Christmas this year was really good, really simple and included a lot of good food, staying in pjs all day, cuddling, and trying to help my two sickies get better. Jake slept half the day and finally broke his fever last night and Hudson was on and off all day, alternating between feeling gross and having more energy than he knew what to do with. Again I was just hit with the reality that this is what Christ came for; he subjected himself to humanness, to sickness, an imperfect world, and imperfect people.

Being pregnant at Christmas is officially one of my favorite things! Feeling this little tiny human swirl around inside me and being so aware of the fragility of his or her life and God’s sustaining power above the power of my own body is just amazing and drove the reality of all this home even more. Christ came in human form, He came to be with us, and to save us.
Read this from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening devotional yesterday morning and loved it! “Immanuel, God with us in our nature, in our sorrow, in our lifework, in our punishment, in our grave, and now with us, or rather we with him, in resurrection, ascension, triumph, and Second Advent splendour”
I hope your Christmas was full of the celebration of Jesus and the amazing gifts of salvation and grace!
Merry Christmas!

Christmas Time is Here

This weekend we went to visit some friends in the town where Jake and I met, and whimsically decided to try to do some Christmas photos before we left. We threw some clothes in a bag, and headed out; this was one of our best decisions! They turned out so much better than I expected! Jake decided to turn it in to a little bit of a maternity shoot, which is fun because I hardly took any maternity photos with Hudson.

Merry Christmas!