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2015 Advent Calendar made easy!

We ended up having a lovely Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving Pt. 2 “The leftovers return”, all thanks to my in-laws.  It’s been years since someone else has cooked the big meal for me, so this was absolutely wonderful!  What a great break!  With all of this extra time, I was able to focus and create our Advent Calendar for December.  I usually make one with cardstock and put it on the wall in the shape of a Christmas Tree, but space is at a premium these days.  So, I picked up this cute one at Target.  This really was an impulse buy, but I knew as soon as I saw it, it would be perfect.  The little pockets are perfect for a slip of paper and a small piece of candy.  My daughter saw it hung up and was instantly in love.    You can also DIY some really cute calendars.  My favorite is the cute critter display here.  There are so many possibilities!

Prepping the Advent Calendar

Prepping the Advent Calendar

Making Memories

That moment. The moment you look at a photo you have just taken and you are in awe and amusement of what your life has become and is about to be. It is about both the possibilities and memories. I saw that moment when I looked at this picture:

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Just a daddy and a little girl doing something silly on a hot summer day. Who cares what they are doing; the point is the relationship. T is guiding our little girl up the latter of the camper for the first time, and she is adamantly telling him she has control of everything. Hard-headed is a gene and it runs strong in our family. Here he is: Flip-flops, shirt off, beer within arm’s reach, and a careful eye. This is the quintessential American dad, and I get to be married to this amazing guy and watch him help grow this smart little girl.