December 2009

family Christmas photos - Olivia and Sophia

Our merry festivities are winding down and it’s time to look back at our photos and remember this precious time with our families. Janice and I both had wonderful Christmas celebrations. We’re so thankful to […]


Merry Christmas

by Susan


“I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone! The Savior – yes the Messiah, the Lord – has been born tonight in Bethlehem!” Luke 2:10 -11 TLB


Catching Santa!

by Susan

Santa Visiting Susan

Merry Christmas our Dear Friends!!! Susan here… it’s almost 1 am in the Pacific Time Zone and I’ve wrapped most of the gifts and set them out under the tree. (Janice is still over at […]


Walnut Shortbread

Last year, I made a batch of shortbread that was less than stellar. I used the recipe from the updated edition of the “Joy of Cooking” cookbook. Don’t misunderstand me – it was good – […]


Happy Birthday Jesus - Really Woolly

It is easy to lose our focus on Jesus during the “holidays.” But Dayspring has created a fun, interactive way for kids to celebrate Jesus this Christmas through an online Happy Birthday, Jesus! party. The […]

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Santa in our living room

For young and old, the proof is in the PHOTO! This year, don’t just put out milk and cookies! Now, you have one more SPECIAL step to make your Santa magic complete: Capture the Magic! […]


a boy and his dog

Jackson with his new puppy, A.J. On Monday, we adopted 11 week old A.J. from a rescue. He is a cross between a Cavelier King Charles Spaniel and a Beagle, often called a Beaglier. We […]


It’s a BOY!

by Janice

AJ - our new puppy

Introducing the newest member of the 5 Minutes for Mom family… A.J. After years of wishing, wanting and begging, my son Jackson finally has a dog! Last week, we decided that the time was right […]



Tonight as I was feeling overtired and worn out, I watched a few videos that shook some sense into me. As I recently shared, I’m passionate about World Vision’s sponsorship programs and I especially love […]


Baking with the Kids As all you Americans noshed on pumpkin pie Thanksgiving weekend, I tweeted my envy. Canadian Thanksgiving is in October and it has been weeks since I indulged in one of my […]