stephrichy So enjoyed seeing my two songbirds singing in tonight's Christmas concert... Day one of the black & white challenge @andreacmjohnson nominated me for. 19h

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stephrichy The pile under our tree is getting bigger & bigger. My plan to wrap as gifts were bought has saved my sanity! I'm planning to carry this on every year from now on. #Christmasgiftwrap #prettypackages 5d

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stephrichy In their cheery greens & reds for Christmas colour day at school. 6d
  •   stef_littlefield They are so cute!! And I love their " cheery" smiles!! Like yours!! XOXO 6d

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stephrichy I'm loving the simple, rustic decorations on our tree this year. These slices are my very favourite. Cut with care & love by my sweet husband & son. #christmasdecor #christmascrafting #christmasdecorations #rusticChristmas #woodsliceornaments 1w

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stephrichy My photo holder is starting to fill up! It seems (some years) that Christmas cards, photos, & letters are a dying tradition, but I still send one out every year & love receiving them! What about you? Do you send out Christmas cards? 1w
  •   plentyplace I always have...even if woefully late. We'll see about this year-I feel out of steam already. 1w
  •   evanssuzanne I've been really bad the last two years and I haven't sent out any Christmas cards.. :( 1w
  •   liesl_grace I love it 1w
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stephrichy Out & about with my honey today. It may be cloudy & dreary outside, but this cheery new #saskatoon landmark always makes me look up & smile. 🌞 #yxe #lookupandsmile 2w

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stephrichy Toasting to 38 years of being alive. Here's to the next one! #cheers #happybirthdaytome 2w

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stephrichy #flashbackFriday On this day a long time ago... #happybirthdaytome 2w
  •   stef_littlefield How cute is that?!! You were darling then... Darling now!! 2w

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stephrichy Celebrating our wonderful life at It's a Wonderful Life. #persephonetheatre #saskatoon #yxe 2w

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stephrichy This morning I'm enjoying candlelight flickering from this rustic Yule log that my sweet husband & kids made for me. I will treasure it for years to come. #handmadeChristmas #rusticChristmas 2w

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stephrichy Found the perfect spot for my wool pom pom wreath. Now I can enjoy it every time I'm in the kitchen. #deckthehalls #christmasdecor #christmastimeishere #christmasdecorations #deckingthehalls 2w

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stephrichy This morning, Parker & Audrey were asking me what my favourite kinds of cake are. I didn't know a list was being made while I talked about some of the cakes I've made over the years. (Looks like I've passed on my love of list making!) I'm thinking perhaps a birthday cake is in the works for later this week. We shall see. What is Dr. Rutbeer anyway? I don't remember mentioning that one. #birthdayweek #thatsarealthingright? #kidsstuff 2w

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stephrichy Happy birthday mail from a dear friend!! Thank you, @lauragaertner! I love you & miss you. Your Christmas visit can't come soon enough! 2w

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stephrichy Fa la la la la, la la la la. Happy Monday! #housethrifted #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations #rusticChristmas 2w

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stephrichy After a day of decorating at church (fun, but tiring) & a less-than-stellar work Christmas party last night, I'm enjoying some pretty candle light this morning. Happy Saturday, friends! #handmadechristmas #christmascrafting #christmasdecorations #candlelight 3w

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stephrichy Very possibly my favourite wreath ever... Well, for right now anyway. Just gotta find the perfect spot for it inside so we can enjoy its cozy colour everyday. #pompomwreath #rainbow #homesensescore 3w

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stephrichy "Nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily beautiful. Which is to say, beauty is in & of itself a great & glorious good, something we need in large & daily doses (for our God has seen fit to arrange for this). Nature at the height of it's glory shouts, 'Beauty is essential!' Revealing that beauty is the essence of God. The whole world is full of His glory." From the book, Captivating, by John & Stasi Eldredge #saskatoon #yxe #winterwonderland #hoarfrost 3w

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stephrichy It's snowing like craaaazy outside & the boys are out hunting, so Audrey & I are having a Christmasy day. Tree decorating: check! ️ Now, drinking egg nog hot chocolate (Audrey's creation - so good!), putting on a Christmas movie, & wrapping some gifts. It's girl time at it's best! #christmas #christmastimeishere #christmasdecorations #handmadechristmas #rusticChristmas 4w

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stephrichy Christmas tree trimmings. Mostly crafted, some thrifted (the cross stitch hoops), & some bought (those cute deer from Target! ). It's starting to come together. I usually have more ideas than time. Anyone else? #Trimmingthetree #rusticChristmas #christmas #christmastimeishere #christmasdecorations #deckingthehalls #christmascrafting #christmasthrifting #targetdoesitagain #crafting #DIY 4w

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stephrichy As of late, a quiet morning at home seems to be a rarity. This morning I was thinking if all the things I want to do to get ready for Christmas. Wrap more gifts, make more decorations, do more baking... But in the midst of my swirling thoughts there was a small voice which called me. "Come..." Yes, Lord, I'm coming... Now I'm reminded that those things can wait. I wanted to do them to "get ahead" of the Christmas rush. Some of them may get done. Some may not. And that's okay. I'm realizing that *I'm* the one who stresses to get it all done. Do ALL the things. If I want Christmas to be simpler, I need to look to the One whom Christmas is all about. When we strip it all away, it all comes back to a little Baby. The way the Father was reaching out to draw us near. He is still calling. He is still reaching out. Do you hear? Will you listen? 4w
  •   hollynicholls59 Oh, Sister, this is wonderful! He became a baby to become as we are so that He might offer Himself as our substitute to bear the awful load of our sin, being like us yet without sin. Able to stand in for us because He was one of us. Able to satisfy the just demands of the law, bear the wrath of God for sin, and reconcile us to God because He was God in flesh, the eternal Savior of sinners. Praise the name of Jesus the Christ! 4w
  •   evanssuzanne So true, thank you for sharing! ♡♡♡ 4w
  •   brittneydurant I'm looking for a new devotional...would you recommend that one? 4w
  •   pyrexmama Love this!! Thanks for the reminder of what it's all about!! 4w
  •   stephrichy @brittneydurant Yes!! It's been so refreshing to me. I'm considering going through it again in 2015. 4w
  •   haunaniann Beautiful! 3w

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