3 Reasons Family Traditions Are Important

Last year we completely renovated Scott's grandparents' home. We moved in just before Casiday graduated and in time for all the summer holidays. By the time Fourth of July rolled around, we had already hosted more events in our new home than we had in the house we'd lived in the previous seven years. Building relationships is important to us. Opening our home to others is one way we do that. Whether it's a barn party for the students at our church or a New Year's Eve party with all our ... [Read More]

10 Thanksgiving Stocking Ideas

Today I want to share one of our favorite holiday traditions … the Thanksgiving stocking!! Each year to kick off the actual Christmas season, we give Thanksgiving stockings. Given after the Thanksgiving meal is cleaned up and everyone is ready for a nap – except the children! – these stockings contain the most wonderful assortment of goodies.  We figured out early in our marriage that it is no fun to give Christmas ornaments and such on Christmas because you cannot enjoy them through the ... [Read More]