Saturday Soiree Blog Party #22


Have you been decking the halls and shopping up a storm? After a week of our tree sitting empty with only the lights to grace its branches, the ornaments are finally up and the stockings are hung.

Of course the kids think they can touch the tree and rearrange everything, but our tree looks well loved! So what if Joy likes to pull the light strands off the tree?  Tis’ the season for childhood memories! Embrace the season with your loved ones, friends!

Week in Review

While I love Christmas, this year the commercialism is bothering me more than ever.  I’m just over the push to buy a crazy amount of gifts, when there are those hungry and without a place to live.  I decided to create a Blessing Bag for the less fortunate man I saw and pray that it helps him in some small way!

woman and man hands with heart


Give the Gift of Hope

Trying to take our family Christmas card pictures, we captured more reality than  shots of a happy, smiling family!  I wish we as a society could take off our masks and allow others to see inside our everyday lives.  Our hearts would be freer and our burdens a bit lighter!

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Welcome to Faith Along the Way! I am a redeemed child of God and perfectly imperfect in every area of my life. Wife to Hubs, we've battled the storms of Cancer, infertility, adoption & Autism together the past 10 years and praise God for his continued guidance. I hope you'll join us on this journey through life as we trust God with faith along the way.


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    AmieJo December 5, 2014 (9:59 pm)

    Thank you for featuring my winter car seat safety post. I love that people are reading it and I hope that it can make a difference. Our kids safety is so important.
    AmieJo recently posted…DIY Christmas Gifts – Coffee MugsMy Profile

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      Sarah Ann December 5, 2014 (11:17 pm)

      You are welcome! I hope some mom reads it and takes this to heart! Thanks for educating us on this important matter!

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    Nicole Hallford December 6, 2014 (10:20 am)

    That Christmas card picture out-take is too perfect! I’m going to try to do ours this weekend and I am DREADING the thought of wrangling everyone into nice clothes and normal smiles for the space of five minutes!
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      Sarah Ann December 6, 2014 (1:29 pm)

      Good luck! By the end of our photo shoot, all new Christmas outfits had to be washed! LOL! I hope your session goes better than mine!

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    Dawn December 6, 2014 (2:11 pm)

    I always love a visit here and hospitality you share. I really enjoyed your post on the realistic Christmas cards. I am eager to read the links you shared as well. Thanks for hosting another soiree. 🙂
    Bless you!
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      Sarah Ann December 6, 2014 (9:45 pm)

      Thank you, friend, for always sharing your beautiful heart here! I so appreciate you!

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    Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids December 6, 2014 (2:38 pm)

    Thanks so much for hosting!
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      Sarah Ann December 6, 2014 (9:45 pm)

      I’m always glad when you stop by, Debbie! Thank you!

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    MAdelain December 6, 2014 (4:24 pm)

    Loved reading your blog post the other day on christmas cards being realistic. Many blessings to you on your weekend and thanks for the linkup!!
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      Sarah Ann December 6, 2014 (9:44 pm)

      Aww, thanks! I’m so glad you linked here and I can’t wait to read what you shared!

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    Sarah @ Me Plus 3 TODAY December 6, 2014 (8:05 pm)

    Wow, I’m honored that my post was one of the most read! Thank you so much!
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      Sarah Ann December 6, 2014 (9:44 pm)


      It was an honor to feature your fabulous post! Thanks so much for linking up!

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    Chantale December 7, 2014 (12:57 am)

    Congrats on the great Linky party! It has really grown since the last time I participated. I will be back tomorrow to read all the great posts!
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    Khit M. December 7, 2014 (10:57 am)

    Hi there!!! Pinned your printable..i love it . I joined in your great linky party.. Not a new post ..hope its okay 🙂 Have a blessed Christmas!

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      Sarah Ann December 7, 2014 (10:09 pm)

      I am SO glad to see you here! I don’t care at all how old it is! I hope you are doing well, my friend!

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    Heather @ My Overflowing Cup December 9, 2014 (12:24 am)

    Thanks so much for hosting, Sarah Ann. I appreciate you and your generous heart. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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