Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blog Party

Oh how I've missed blogging lately.........

But instead I've chosen to turn the computer off for a while and do some serious
 "hang time" with my kiddos.

I feel refreshed and thankful for the life that the Lord has blessed me with.

Sometimes- I wonder why do I blog?... But then I remember Why I blog. It's because I enjoy it.
I am constantly evaluating my time...The gift that God has given me.... Time is a gift- I evaluate what I'm doing with the precious moments that He's blessed me with.

But every time I do...... He sends someone my way to encourage me on my blogging journey... Every time I think about stopping I get a random email from a stranger, random comment from a fellow blogger, or a face to face friend encouraging me on this crazy blogging quest I'm on. Isn't God good! He knows that I sometimes need some prompting:)

And yesterday when I checked my mail..... I had this sweet prop from my friend (real life friend too!) at Money Family Musings  She recommended my blog on hers! How nice!!! What an encouragement boost!

She asked me to answer a few questions... So here it goes:

1. What are some of your favorite Christmas Traditions?
I personally love everything! Our family is young.... We have a 3 year old, 18 month old, and a baby on the way so we are still working out what "our family" traditions are going to be.... It's exciting to learn what your children actually like doing every year. You wouldn't want to force any traditions that everyone hates..... The best advice I've had about a "tradition" is this... "Just make sure everyone likes it and actually wants to do it every year" So as mine are still young... we are still figuring it out. But personally right now- I enjoy making homemade caramels and eating them! lol! (I'll post the recipe sometime) I also enjoy Christmas Eve chats with my husband. We enjoy reflecting over the year and thinking about the direction we want our family to go. Other than that.... What we do year to year seems to be different:) We've tried out a lot of "traditions" that we realized we didn't even like. hahaha

2. What is your favorite kind of food and why?

Easy... I have 3 favorites

Bread, Cheese, and Ice-Cream (not soft serve! real stuff)
Why?!? Who doesn't like bread?!?! I will choose my restaurant on if I like the bread they serve to start the meal! lol
Cheese- Oh Glorious cheese..... I have to constantly change my menu plan because I realize I had cheese in our meal every night. lol (Don't worry I do limit it)
Ice Cream- mmmmm..... Do I need to say anything else?

3. Are you planning any vacations? Where? If not where would you most like to go?

My husband and I have a Team Farris Bucket List..... We constantly add crazy things that we would like to do together or as a family. So it gets pretty long....... Currently one of the things on our list is : Go to Savannah Georgia and eat a box of chocolates on a bench

Our list hangs in our bedroom so we can add as needed ;)

4. What is your perfect size family?

hmmmmm... We will just let God decide:) I would hate to say a number and then have a "surprise"... I would feel way to guilty... So Let me just say that I love what we have now- 2 with 1 on the way... How Fun!!!

5. If you could live anywhere, where would that be?

I'll give you the sappy answer.... Wherever my husband is. 

So that about sums up my bloggy party with Money Family Musings-

Here are some of the starter blogs I love:
1. Keeping It Girl: This is a real life friend blog..... I love her recipes. I make her Muffins (which my kids love) and her Crustless Quiche on a regular basis!

Okay.... I don't know a lot of starter blogs..... I read about 4 or 5 blogs on a regular basis (besides Money Family Musings) and they are all "big" So I'll just share one of those with you.

2. I Take Joy- This is by no means a small blog.... but this is my favorite Mom Author. Her books Mission of Motherhood and Ministry of Motherhood have changed my life! My perspective on Motherhood completely changed after reading the Ministry of Motherhood.  I am so thankful to have these resources in my mom library. 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to spend it @ Embracing Grace! I feel so honored and humbled!- If you get a free minute I'd love for you to like my Facebook Page and if you can I'd love to come to your inbox


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