you capture {festive}

I simply cannot believe that it’s December 22nd already! Just this morning, we loaded up the truck {and trailer!} and sent Justin, Kane, the dog, and two cats to work. The kids still in school, the other cat, and I will follow tomorrow or the next day. How we are all going to fit in our tiny little home-at-work is beyond me.

This is the warmest Christmas in North Dakota that I ever remember. There are only a few remnants of snow from a brief flurry we received a few weeks ago. North Dakota. Not a white Christmas. Pure Crazy!


Our youngest little man is swearing off Christmas presents for the 2nd year in a row! Last year, he raised $5,622 for charity: water, and a clean water well is currently being built in Ethiopia! How awesome is that? This year, his goal is TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. Bridger currently stands at $1,317 raised for people desperately in need of water. Did you know that a child will die every 15 SECONDS due to a lack of safe water? If you want to help Bridger change that statistic, you can donate on his secure web page, just click on the photo below!

Flipping Out

I saw this mitten garland on the Land of Nod website and fell in love. I swear, I turn instantly happy every time I see it!


Christmas balls:


Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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  • Liz @ Sugarplum Creations

    Oh my goodness, your son’s generosity is the most wonderful thing I’ve read all season.  How proud you must be!  I love the photos!!

    • LissaJoy

      I am SO proud!!

  • Tiarastantrums

    what an AMAZING child!

    • LissaJoy

      He is pretty AWESOME!

  • Nancy

    Love your shots, especially the Christmas card.

    • LissaJoy

      Thank you!

  • Stacia

    What a wonderful way to learn the true meaning of Christmas! (And that mitten garland … LOVE.)

    • LissaJoy

      Merry Christmas!