LDS Advent Calendar Gift Idea

So, just got the cutest gift from my awesome neighbor and I thought I would share.. I have heard of this before, but never been on top of Christmas enough to start it from the beginning. I thought the description of this cute calendar would be best just straight up taken from LDS.org:

President Gordon B. Hinckley has said, “Christmas means ‘giving.’ The Father gave His Son and the Son gave His life. Without giving there is no true Christmas, and without sacrifice there is no true worship” (BYU Speeches, 14 Dec. 1960, 3).

This advent calendar has no doors to open every day, no angels to glue on. But you can bring it to life and grow closer to the Savior by giving of yourself and learning to sacrifice this Christmas. The words of the prophets and the scriptures you will read each day highlight various parts of the birth, ministry, and mission of the Lord Jesus Christ. The suggested activities will help you draw closer to the Savior as you try to have a “true Christmas” as President Hinckley has suggested. Feel free to alter the activities to suit your individual circumstances.
With it, she gave me a little tree that includes an ornament per day. I know this will encourage my kids to love doing it, too. If you don't have a copy, the link is here.



Meet Baby Abbie

Little baby Abbie and I go way back. Really. Abbie's mom, Carrie and I grew up together. And before that, our dads knew each other from their missions. That's the story, anyway. So you can only imagine how happy I am to see her beautiful little face!
And thanks to my friend, Emily for making the cutest little chair there ever was... I'm surrounded by the most creative gals!

Little Angel..

Gotta love a sweet little baby!


Bentley Ray

My little girl is getting so old! I loved these pics I got of her the other day..

I hope you're all ready for some serious craft posts coming up. Hold on to your hats.