Making Christmas

Santa comes to our house.

If you don't believe, he won't come, so we can't prove to you he's real.

But we believe, and he comes. Every year on Christmas Eve.

I believe more in him now than I did when I was a kid, actually.

Santa only brings a few gifts though, he's doesn't bring an inundation of useless toys. He brings one gift the kids want and one gift the kids can use. A tool, of sorts. Kind of like he does in Narnia for the Pevensie kids. We, Mama and Daddy, provide a gift of need, usually clothes and soaps.

Santa also likes to add some little family gifts, like a movie or game, books or school supplies.

He's really nice, and he loves Jesus. But I can't tell you what he's planning on bringing this year, because, of course, I don't know.

But I can tell you what I'm planning for Christmas. I've made plans to make something for each kid this year. (I'm not sure I'm going to get it all done, because there is 4 of them now. Four.) I love picking out gifts, it's my love language. And I want them to be just right. It's a way for me to love on my kids.

For Eowyn, I'm going to make a quilt. We talked over the summer about a quilt for her, but it didn't work out. She really wants one because the one on her bed is one we bought a long time ago, and the one on Gideon's bed is one I made for him. I have stressed and stressed over this because I want just the right fabric, but the right fabric is too expensive. So I finally prayed about it, that God would put it on sale, but He took care of it in a different way. I thought I was going to have to spend a bunch of money on Gideon's gift, but I found all the stuff I needed at my Mama's house. So, I stole it.

For Gideon, I'm going to make a baby album. Eowyn has one, and he's always asking me to get out pictures of him as a baby. I think he'll love it. He's at the age where he loves looking at pictures, and especially pictures of himself, and it'll make him feel special. My Mama has a bunch of Creative Memories things from back in the day, so I stole some of her things and I'll be making it up late at night.

For Esmond, I'm making a hat and a tractor blanket. He loves dinosaurs and dressing up, so the hat I'm making is going to look like a dinosaur. If I have time, I may also make him a Flash hat. I found the pattern on Pinterest, but I don't have the right color yarn yet. The tractor blanket is just a small blanket that I meant to make for his birthday, but I wasn't prepared. (I'd just had a baby two weeks prior.)

For Noemi, I'm going to crochet some little birds and rattles. Nothing too big or life changing for her, but she won't care right now anyway. All she really wants right now is to sit with me and nurse or smile. But that'll change soon enough. We quickly become not enough for our children. But that's a good thing, because we aren't enough. We all need Jesus.
So I only have 15 days left. I'm really gonna need Jesus.

I'm almost finished with the hat and the birds.

I have the things for the baby book, the small blanket, and I've ordered the material for the quilt. (I'm slightly panicked because the store is moving slow and hasn't sent the fabric yet! Praying it comes soon.) But I haven't started any of it.

So yea, you might not see much of me for the next few days, although we still have things on the farm to do. I don't know why I do this to myself....
I think I can blame my Mama for this craziness. I sure am glad Santa takes care of the rest of the gifts.

Anybody else feeling the crunch? Or is everybody else ready for Christmas? I'll post pictures and details as I finish each gift. Hopefully all before Christmas Eve.


  1. Wow, why'd I get thrown under the bus? Didn't you get it when I said, "Do as I say, not as I do"? :) Better start burning the midnight candles!:)

  2. I bless you for inviting Santa to your home. It is your privilege as mama and I'm happy that you feel secure in being hospitable to Santa since he loves Jesus.

    Father God, I pray that you will multiply this mama's time and her effectiveness in all that she does as she raises these little ones for you. In Jesus' Name, Amen."

    Happy Christmas!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  3. Yes! Gift giving is my love language. I struggle with not being able to give as many gifts as I would like. So much love, so few resources. Thanks for posting. Hello from Mostly Homemade Mondays.

  4. I think a lot of us are in the same boat...rushing to get things done in time. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  5. You've got a busy time ahead of you, don't forget to pray and take time with God. Hope it all goes well, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays, blessings

  6. Homemade Christmas is the best! Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop! :)


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