Bruiser and the Manger

  1. Jaime Barnhart says:

    I LOVE that!!!!! And what a sweet boy you have.

  2. Knewman4 says:

    Awww…Bruiser is THE BEST.

  3. Lepiper68 says:

    You made my eyes water. I just love 5 year olds!

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       Me too. Now that I’ve had one, I know it’s one of the best years ever and I’m definitely appreciating it more. 🙂

  4. Perchy says:

    That’s an adorable story, and a really good idea for people who celebrate the religious aspect.

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  6. That kid is a sweet one! I love that tradition too. I wonder if Ellen will be old enough to understand at least the straw/good deeds part next year. 2 1/2…maybe!

  7. Sunny101877 says:

    I love this! You never fail to illustrate your life in a way that makes it so touching. What a gift? PLUS you get to have those great kids too! 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  8. Madeleine O'Higgins says:

    That’s really sweet – lovely tradition and lovely family!

  9. […] Our manger, on the other hand, was a huge success and amply filled with hay in time for Christmas Eve. If baby Jesus had decided to be born here, I can assure you that his sleeping arrangements would not have disappointed Mary and Joseph. We also managed to read every Jesse Tree story, although on several nights we had to read two or even three stories to stay on track. I was worried that hearing the same Bible stories year after year would start to bore the kids, but this year, they were more excited than ever. Punky was able to tell many of the stories herself and often, they’d shriek “Oh, this one’s my favorite!” as I got started. To see my kids so excited about the Bible was pretty awesome. […]

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