These little snow bunnies are just making me so proud with how they are embracing our #inspiredacts advent. We left flowers on car door handles and Tinsley wanted to check and make sure she felt like each car was the one that was supposed to have flowers. Yesterday, we stopped at McDonalds to grab an ice cream so that we had a reason to pay for the person behind us in line and Penney said it tasted so good because we got to help someone else. 😭 And today we are painting rocks with encouraging messages and Tinsley wanted to make sure we wrote one that says your family loves you. I hope the person who needs to hear that finds it tonight. Are you doing any advents this season? What are you doing to keep the spirit of Christmas alive? I'm really excited to keep this going and add ideas as we go and grow. . . . . . . . . #adventcalendar #advent #lighttheworld #Christmas #christ #jesusisthereasonfortheseason #love #phoenix #phxkids #eastvalley #momlife #momsofinstagram
So I did a thing. I made an advent calendar. But not just any old advent calendar. An advent calendar filled with inspired acts of kindness. You see, I've been spending alot of time thinking about how I can help teach my daughters how to take their lives from me, me, me and want, want, want to LOVE AND GIVE. It's been on my mind enough that I decided I wanted to find a way to instill habits in their lives on how to think of others first. As I pondered different opportunities, I wanted to make sure this was something all my kids could participate in, in some way or another. I've seen people do random acts of kindness especially around the holidays and I wanted to take it a step further. So I constructed the inspired acts of kindness advent calendar. Because my intention is this - to build habits of thinking of others, but also build a relationship with the spirit in listening to who could use these gifts of service we're offering. So I included a prompt, and a scripture and a hope to find a new way to instill that love with my girls. We will flip over the card every morning at breakfast, and I've asked the girls to pray about who they think could use the love shared that day. Most days I will even make them sit on it and really ponder until school's over when we can complete the goal. I would love it if you would join in- if you feel so inspired. I added the link in my bio to print out your advent calendar--and if you are prompted to share your services - I would love it if you tagged me and included the hashtag #inspiredacts can't wait to see how you share these moments with those in need of the extra love. . . . . . . . . . #adventcalendar #adventchallenge #raok #keepchristinchristmas #christmas #christmascountdown #inspired #jesusisking
That feeling when you finished unloading all your Costco groceries and rearranging your fridge and freezer to make them all fit and your Costco hotdog is still warm just like your heart. Did anyone else brave the motherland today or planning to this week? Peace be with you my friends it was a nightmare. But I got to go without kids so it was still glorious me time. 🙌 . . . . . . #costco #thanskgivingnightmares #isurvived #inittowinit 📸 by @somejordangoodness
As if we weren't extra enough, here we go for round two. Chocolate bunny and spider-girl. I don't have a problem, YOU have a problem.