Another year, another Advent calendar failure

Every year at the beginning of December, I lament the fact that we don’t have an Advent calendar. When I was a kid, my grandmother always had an Advent calendar for us, a cute, hanging fabric thingy with numbered pockets and candy. Or maybe it was more the punch-out-the-chocolate variety, and probably only one year. […]

On the night before Christmas…

Christmas Eve is magical. Especially with young children. We Skyped with Grandma and the rest of Christian’s family in North Carolina. The girls opened their lovely presents, thanked everyone gratefully, and went along their merry way playing with their new goodies. {Um, actually the kids all went berzerk, crying about opening presents while Dad tried […]