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Betsy  Wanderer | Dessert Lover | Maker | Mama

Neighborhood ugly sweater party was yesterday. And Nate did a great job of picking sweaters for everyone. Toby has the Oh Snap sweater (as well as three other people at the party😂). I love that Christmas gives people a reason to get together.

Woke up to much colder weather today. And decided it was perfect for stew. Can’t wait for dinner time!

Still need a Christmas dress for your daughter? I’m giving this Christmas dress away on Monday. Head over to my sewing account @betcjanehandmade to find out how to enter.

Gingerbread houses are such a fun part of celebrating Christmas.

Tonight’s advent activity was hearing Handel’s Messiah. It is one my favorite holiday traditions. And the stained glass windows depicting major events in Christ’s life were so beautiful to look at while hearing beautiful music about Christ’s life and love for us.

Sometimes it actually looks like fall in Texas. 🍂🍁🍂

Celebrating advent is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. This year we added a set of chimes and played some of the carols. It’s so much fun! So grateful for wonderful friends to share Christmas this season with.

For the first day of December we cut ourselves a Christmas tree!

As we were driving home from doing errands we passed these little girls waving a sign. We thought they were selling cupcakes. And I’ll support that any day!😂.
As it turns out, they were selling some of their toys trying to raise money to help their family adopt a little 6 year old boy from China. The boy has some physical deformities and was abandoned by his parents and the orphanage in China. But this family wants to add him to their’s😇🥰💓. These girls also offered to make a Christmas poster while Nate waited. .

These girls are the sweetest. If you’re looking for a way to help someone do some good this holiday season, DM me and I’ll pass along their address. You can have a cute little poster too!

Now that it is *officially* the Christmas season, I brought out my Christmas dishes! I like to use them every single day between Thanksgiving and Christmas so I can appreciate them more than just for special occasions. Every day is special.

It’s good to be home. But this beautiful beach was hard to leave too.

Coming home to pretty Texas skies. . .

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