Friday, December 9, 2011


This is a little pathetic.  It's a picture for Flashback Friday and it was taken Christmas 2007. First house in Boone, Iowa.  Only three children.  It feels like a lifetime ago.

It makes me chuckle, this picture.  How the tree is dwarfed by the presents.  The presents. How far we've come in so many ways.

I can assure you that our Christmas this year will not look like this.  For many reasons.

I have moved slowly but surely from the commercialism since that time in my life.  I don't want to teach my children that this is what Christmas is all about.

Funny how God moves us.  Forward.

Flashback Friday


  1. Funny looks like a small tree with all those presents! I am with you on the commercialism of Christmas...Kids don't need everything just love and guidance!

  2. Oh my goodness, I could not agree more!

  3. It does make your tree look tiny, lol. What a great message to share with your kids.

  4. Very True, Christmas is much more than gifts and teaching this to children is so important. Be blessed Nicole.

  5. Goodness! "Dwarfed" is the perfect word :)

  6. It's funny how we change like that isn't it. We too have been down-sizing in the gifts over the years and today we are finding recipes for home-made treats to make for our family.

    Hope you have a great week.

    Blessings and best wishes,