Proverbs 16:24

"Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

November 09, 2011

snow flakes and shopping

Daddy and Me, December 2010

Today, I did some early Christmas shopping.

In trying to be reasonable, I bought our eight month old ONE thing. That is right! If you want to congratulate me on my restraint, feel free! I bought her a stuffed llama. She is going to be the coolest kid ever.

I bought my neice and my sister this beautiful horse music box. Since my parents started a non-profit youth ranch, all of us kids, and all our kids, have been totally into all things horse! I also bought my younger neice a cute plush horse set that you can find here. We got our son a couple of Thomas the Train puzzles, a wooden train whistle, and a cool science project.

I believe strongly that Christmas is not about gifts. Although, it is quite fun to enjoy a season of giving while celebrating the REAL reason for the season which is...of main man and Savior and Creator and King, Jesus Christ.

((On a totally unrelated note, to you readers who also blog...THANK YOU! I have been so encouraged by the words of wisdom and the words of funny-ness that you all share. What a cool and random community we have here in Blogland. So, keep on keepin' on.))

Today, post-Christmas shopping, I went to run some errands and  it started to snow! What a beautiful sight! I was seriously rejuvinated by those big, beautiful flakes. I hope we get enough that I can celebrate my birthday (November 23rd) with some snow on the ground. I will use any reason to wear a great sweater, and there are few better excuses than snow!


  1. I am so with you on the gift thing. Growing up that is what Christmas was all about to me, and I don't want it to be that way for my kids so we only get our kids 1 gift each. They don't know any differently yet so they are grateful for that 1 gift! Praying it stays that way!
    God Bless
    Brandy Jane Mabel

  2. u make a blog worth reading. thanks, hannah.
    ps. if i ever have a third girl, just know that her name, hannah, IS indeed because of you & all your preciousness as a child.

  3. Uh-oh....I spy some snow flakes 'round these parts! ;)

    I agree with Heidi, when I have a daughter I think I'll name her my favorite name in the whole wide world Hannah! Wait I have 2 daughters & the 1st is already named Hannah! ;)