Merry Christmas Everyone! 

I'm so grateful for the example of Jesus Christ as I was growing up to have a role model for living a kind, loving life. I'm grateful that I live in a place with religious freedom. I'm grateful that everyone can choose how they practice spiritually and how they fill themselves with love in this life. 

I hope that my kids learn to question and be curious about all facets of life. I hope they learn to follow what is deep down in their hearts, what they know to be true. I hope that they don't allow others perceptions of what is right to alter their hearts. I hope they are filled with love for everyone, not just for those who are easy to love. 

We have had the most lovely of holidays this year. Instead of cooking a big meal Christmas Day I decided to set out a Smorgasbord. I set out fixings for samwiches (yes, I'm one of "those" people who says Sam-wich) -- egg salad, tuna and ham & cheese and veggies, fruit and bananas & cereal & milk. I put everything that needed to stay cold on ice and just let everyone nibble all day long. It was brilliant! The only thing I had to do was add more ice and I got to enjoy the day with everyone else. And I got to say "Smorgasbord" a lot!

My parents and my father-in-law came to visit and we spent the whole day lounging around the house, playing with loads of Legos, Lincoln Logs and Polly Pockets. It was great not to be in a rush, not to have to run off somewhere, to be together as a family all day long.

I hope that all of you and yours have the most wonderful of holidays and that however you choose to fill yourself with love, that you are full to the brim!


  1. there's no need to eat a lot at christmas, i find it a stupid tradition...
    happy new year!

    1. I found it such a relief to be able to be able to enjoy my family the entire day instead of an endless clean-up

  2. Hey Heidi!! It's Heather from the "creative group dinner in Ogden". I am teaching my "Cheap but Fabulous" class on THURSDAY!! Please come!! I facebooked you all the info!!