Happy Christmas!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the…

Merry Christmas from the Arnolds

All the flurry of Advent and the prep for Christmas is over. The fridge is full of Christmas dinner leftovers to carry us through the 12 days of Christmas and onward to Epiphany.  Here’s our official Christmas card for anyone who might have been expecting to get a card in the mail 😉  …

Ok Ok, I’ll Bake Something for Christmas

I’ve never enjoyed baking. And really, I can live without most sweets. But on occasion it’s fun to make breakfast muffins. Since today is Christmas Eve, I’m going to count that as Christmas baking. Now, my son loves to bake and he happened to wake up early enough this Christmas Eve day to get in…

The Twelve Days of Christmas

I love the Twelve Days of Christmas, the days between Christmas Day and Epiphany or Three Kings Day.  There’s disagreement about whether the 12 days end the day before Epiphany or on Epiphany, but I happen to like the idea of ending on the 6th of January, so that’s what I go with. Either way, it…

Painting the Window

Speaking of Christmas traditions, I’ve painted the windows in my house since I was about 12. The first window I remember was a large square window our front door in our house in Sabanitas, Colon, Panama. My sister and I had to perch on a ladder to do the job. I wish I had pics,…