I just love this time of year. There’s so much excitement and anticipation in the air. Holiday parties, making cookies, wrapping presents, and LOTS of shopping! But if you’re anything like me, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the holiday gift guides out there, and stressed out by the money you’re shelling this time of year. For all of my budget conscious readers out there, I’m here to give you a few tips on how to save money this holiday season, while still making the most out of this magical and precious holiday.
Baby #2. My Sweet Logan Olivia.
She’s finally here. What a blessing this baby is! It’s amazing how loved a brand new child can be when they haven’t done a single thing for any of us yet. They can’t say “I love you,” or “Thank you,” or even offer a smile to let us know they like us. But something happens when they are born, that their parents and all who meet them simply fall in love with them.
Today’s post is brought to you by an old friend of mine. For a time in our life, Chuck and I were partners in crime and best buds. He is now happily married to his wonderful wife, Christine, and together they write their own blog, Wonderful Joy, about faith, family, and home. In marrying Christine, he also inherited her two children from her previous marriage. In this post, Chuck discusses how he went from being an “outsider” in this established family of three, to a full-on dad and integral part of a new family.
Well hello online world! It’s been a long time! In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, we finally had our baby!!
Logan Olivia was born on October 19th at 6:47 in the evening. There’s big sister Riley pointing out the baby, in case you missed her. You’ll be getting the full story soon (for those of you that like that sort of thing), but for now, just posting this guest post is using energy I don’t really have to begin with. Crazy how much of those first few weeks is just dedicating all of your time and energy into keeping this little human alive! Thank goodness for good friends who offered to guest post this month to give you all some fresh input and advice!