What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Saturday, January 01, 2022


On this dreary, gray and rainy 6th Day of Christmas, I am going to take down what is left of the crispy tree that stands in the living room.

I have been sweeping entire dustpans of needles up three times a day and still more fall!  

Christmas isn't over- but it is time to get this tree outta here.

What better time, on the day the tree comes down, to post pictures of it going up...

Trim the Tree is our traditional 'Snacks for Supper' Night.  It's a big deal.  And the one day I year I eat brie!  

It's also our first taste of Eggnog for the season.

Unless you have friends who buy you stuff on the sly like Corynn.
(a-hem, Millie.  Annie.  Susie. You're on the naughty list.)

Toasting the Light to Come

We got our tree up and our klompen out just in time for St. Nicholas.  

I didn't order (or make) chocolate letters this year which was sad but the Aldi Dutch foods section helped a girl out.  At least there were stroopwafels.

God took our toasting the Light very seriously.


I remember doing so many little crafty projects with my Biggles and Middles when they were young and realized I have done VERY few with my Littles.  

Pair that with being gone so often to help my extended family, I know we all covet quality time together.  

So I have been trying to be more intentional with these little people of mine.  Even if it just means gluing gemstones to green paper.   A little thing like that feels BIG right now.

So Gingerbread Decorating Day was HUUUUUUGE.

This face is hilarious to me.  

(Apparently it takes DAYS to make a single blog post.  Happy 8th Day of Christmas today- and Happy NEW YEAR!)


Karen said...

It's so fun to see the traditions of others, especially for holidays. Happy New Year!

Ulli said...

Happy New Year and blessings for a good light-filled 2022!

Leah said...

Happy 11th day of Christmas and a belated Happy New Year! Such beautiful pictures!

I've never had a stroopwafel but hope to someday! lol

Unknown said...

Love it so. Where do you order your chocolate letters from normally? I grew up receiving a chocolate letter in my stocking every Christmas and wish I could find something similar for my kids!
Blessings on 2022. So loved your Christmas card.