Feeling Blessed



It is morning in my house, and everybody is sleeping. While I am relishing in the fact that my home is quiet and I still have 20 minutes to myself before the kids wake up, and the day begins to sing its tune. So I decide to get up and pour myself another cup of coffee, or should I shift to tea. After all, my girls love hot tea in the morning. I decide on tea and get ready to continue with some quiet reading, when this feeling just comes over me. It’s like a blanket of contentment. An understanding that I am living a life of privilege just covers me.

I stand there in awe. I am privileged. Not because I hold on to any wealth, because I don’t. Or because I hold a high status of any kind, because I am a nobody. I don’t get to travel the world on a whim, but that would be amazing! The reality is, I am privileged to stand in my kitchen with a cup of coffee or tea, while my little ones sleep. The fact is they will soon wake up, and I will get to feed them food the Lord has provided. That they will get to stay in their pajamas this rainy day as we get to settle into homeschooling, together, and jump into the adventure of learning what the Lord has in store for us.

We as a family are blessed that my husband has a great job that affords me to be home with our children, to train them up to be Godly people in this world. What a blessing this truly is! I get the strength from the Lord and wisdom, His patience, His joy, His everything to be a teacher and watch His little people grow and learn. Its truly a life of privilege that I have, because honestly, even on our worst day. I would not change a thing!

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Kids Paper Plate Santa Craft

Here is a revisit of one of our family favorite Christmas crafts.

Santa craft blog

Here we are in the month of December. An time of the year that is filled with treats, families, traditions and all things holiday! It is no different here. In our home we do invite Santa to join in our festivities. Now,I know all families are different and for us, this craft is a holiday tradition. We also have plenty of AMAZING Christian traditions we do to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus. But today I will share our Santa plate craft.

So here is a list of supplies you will need per child:

1 paper plate
1 red construction paper
1 white construction paper
1 glue stick
1 bag of cotton balls (to share of course)
1 black marker
1 scissor
1 of each color; red, blue, peach (for skin color) and pink


I did make a template for the hat and beard for you to use as a pattern if you would like to print it. Just in case makes your life easier mom.
So here are your pattern pieces. The top is obviously for the hat, so you will trace it on the red construction paper for the hat.
The bottom is the beard, so you will trace that on the white construction paper.
Then cut out the shapes and you are ready to begin!
We begin by drawing smily eyes and nose with the black marker for Santa’s face. Either your child can draw this or you can mom. In my case, my kids wanted me to do it. You can draw a round nose to look more like a cherry nose if you like.
It is fun to watch them get creative with their Santa faces.


Then color in your faces to give them some life.


Adding special details.


That is one happy Santa!
Once the face is drawn you can use the glue stick to add the beard and hat.
Now it is time to glue on the cotton!!!!
Sometimes, they one one piece glued at a time and that is okay.



The Santa’s are really starting to take shape!!!
Looking good!
Now everybody has their own unique santa.


Another fun Christmas craft under the belt!
Yes, this is what a normal shot usually looks like.


I love my little hams!
Thanks for letting me share one of our families traditions.
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