It’s the most magical time of year! And since 2016, I’ve been putting together a magical list of events and activities for our Christmas Advent Calendar. Every year looks different because we have moved a lot, but I am especially excited this year because I LOVE San Antonio and all the amazing festivities! So it brings me great joy to bring you my annual 25 days of Christmas events in San Antonio, Texas!Read more: Christmas Events in San Antonio: 25 days of festive fun!
I have always been a lover of all things Christmas. It is the most exciting time of the year for me. Even before I was a Believer, it was the holiday I looked forward to January through November.
Now, as a mom, I have a whole new outlook on this amazing holiday. We take in all the local events, share the story of Jesus and enjoy shopping for gifts. Our three-year-old is beginning to love the season, too!
Here are a few traditions we hold dear to our hearts, and I hope it helps inspire you to build memories with your kiddos.
It’s the most exciting time of the year! And with the holidays comes lots and lots of parties.
You may find yourself at many a soiree that include a gracious hostess. How do you thank them? I think the art of etiquette has been lost on many through the generations, so if you are not one to give hostess gifts I hope you will reconsider this year!
I’ve pulled together some of my favorite, thoughtful host gifts in many price points.
I picked up the Summer issue of Magnolia Journal and was completely inspired by an article by Chip and Joanna talking about their day-dates. Every month, my husband and I make our best attempts at going out when my parents visit, but sometimes a dinner at a restaurant simply isn’t enough.
Inspired and determined, Mi Amor and I hopped in the car on Saturday morning and drove down Highway 46.
We picked Boerne as our destination, and it was a beautiful, scenic one hour drive from New Braunfels. We had stayed in the town for a wedding in 2016, but with a 6-month-old in tow it was a blur! It was great to go back and explore the charming town.
My family’s history is so special to me. I have always loved sharing my abuelito’s story because it paved the way for me to experience freedom, faith and being born a United States citizen. Before we dive in, I want you to know this is not a politically driven post. But it is a story I want to share about my Mexican-American family and culture, and why I am proud to be a daughter of an immigrant.
Date nights are cherished for my husband and I now that we are parents. It is an interesting change to go from just the two of us to becoming three. With no family nearby, we are very fortunate to have my parents visit us monthly so we can get out and enjoy each other’s company.
When I made the transition to stay home with BabyCoolJ last year I went from having a very full calendar to not a thing to do. No mom friends, no playdates, no activites. As a social (yet love-my-alone-time) person, I knew I needed to work on changing that stat.
Within months I had met the most amazing moms, joined multiple groups and built real community. If we hadn’t moved, I like to think my kiddo would have grown up with all these friends, and I’d continue to have lots of play dates and mommy dates.
Now that we’re in a new town, I am starting from scratch. And I’m not letting any time pass! We enjoyed our first few weeks being home and getting to know our new town, but both my son and I need friends. We need community.
So I think I’m in a pretty good place to make some suggestions to moms out there that are seeking friendships. Here are some of my favorite ways I’ve met my mom friends:
It’s been nearly a year since I unofficially launched my blog, and it sure has changed a lot! In January I finally locked down my branding, domain and focus. One thing I didn’t include was “Lisa’s Loves” ….but I’ve decided to bring it back!
I love sharing my favorite products/buys, and what better place than here? So, let’s jump right in.
As we’re in the thick of it (30 boxes down…30 to go!) I put together a few hacks that are keeping me and my family sane through the process. Feel free to drop in any additional tips or ask questions in the comments below!