Boxes of Love

Last week, our family had a Valentine’s Day gathering where we did an old school card exchange and a box decorating contest. It was just like going back to elementary school. My mom won the votes with a box like she made in sixth grade.

I spent my time prepping up a veggie tray, fruit salad, and buffalo chicken dip followed by three hours of scrapping cards with Mr. Burgher. Our boxes ended up like this:

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What do you and your family do to celebrate heart day?

Blessings to All

This morning, my feet hit the floor of a warm house filled with love, laughter, faith, family, and food. What a blessing.

This past year, my family and I have been able to help our community through our addiction to couponing. What a blessing.

Our daughter has began her school career as a Pre-3 student at an amazing private Catholic school. We could have done it, but today we give many thanks for the generosity of the Bravo Foundation for seeing and meeting a need for the children of our school. What a blessing.

Our son is growing quickly and will soon celebrate his first birthday…it’s rumored he may even have said “Mama” for the first time this morning (although he won’t repeat it). What a blessing.

Our relationship as husband and wife was definitely the work of God. We met by chance and fell in love at a time when we both needed someone the most. We continue to grow together and learn about love. What a blessing.

Our parents and siblings have been a constant support, prayer partners, and models of love. What a blessing.

We are proud to live in a free country (thanks to the protection of the men and women serving away from their own families). What a blessing.

This year, we’d like to give thanks for all of these blessings and pray that you have many things to be thankful for as well. Blessings from our family to yours.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Some Words

As the mother of a three year old and a baby, I’ve learned that some family photos are just not going to be “perfect”. (Case in point, this photo.)

What were Mr. Burgher and Grammie laughing at? Well, since ‘lil Miss A is allergic to dairy, they said “Bacon!” instead of cheese. What do you know? ‘lil Man decided to join in, saying it loud and clear, “Bacon”!!!

It’s amazing how ‘lil Man was so dependent on his Mama for so long, yet he still cannot say “Mama”! Yet, when I snapped this photo, he definitely said “Bacon!”. What gives?