Weekend Reading: December 8, 2012

Cuddling with My Baby Girl
source: mandiehman on Instagram

I took this picture while cuddling with my 3-year-old the other day (she’s under that red blanket, I promise!), and it was such a reminder that she’s growing up fast…way too fast. I can say with absolute certainty that I’ve been intentional in treasuring these moments — partly because we were so sure she was our last and partly because she was so needy for so long — but it’s still gone by too fast!

It’s bittersweet, really, because I really enjoy parenting my girls as they get older, but there’s just something about those sweet moments when they’re little that we know we’ll never get back that makes them extra special.

Okay, enough pontificating for today…!

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Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading to see the other posts that make me stop and think. You’ll find new posts all week long!

Holiday Eats {Eat Well, Spend Less}

  • How to Make Homemade Pie Crust | Keeping the Kingdom First
  • Edible Homemade Gifts for the Holidays | Food for My Family
  • Mini Tourtiere Hand Pies | Simple Bites

Christmas {Priorities & Focus}

Christmas {Holiday Treats}

  • Naturally-Sweetened Homemade Marshmallows | Keeper of the Home

Have a great weekend!