12 Days of Christmas Books

Did you know in Iceland books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents? After opening their presents they spend the rest of the evening in bed reading and eating chocolate!

Well, I couldn’t pick just one book to share with you, so I have narrowed it down to 12.  One book for each night for the kids to unwrap and read.  By the time Christmas Eve arrives they will have a quite a stack to read through. Each year you can  re- wrap the same books or you can add new books to your Christmas collection.

 Room for a Little One  

“The story of Jesus’ birth in that Bethlehem manager is told in this sweet tale from the perspective of the animals.”

Age Range 2-8 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Classic Seuss) by [Dr. Seuss]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“No Christmas season is complete without the Grinch and all of the Whos in Whoville who help him find the true meaning of Christmas.”

Age Range 5-9 

Christmas Love Letters from God 

“The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page.”

Age Range 4-8

Sam’s Christmas Wish

“Sam’s Christmas Wish is a story of love, service, and sacrifice. It is one man’s realization that Christmas is not just an event, but a spirit that can transform the lives of many.”

Age Range  8 +

 

Tale of Three Trees (Board Book)

The Tale of the Three Trees

“For those who want to stress that Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season, The Tale of Three Trees is a perfect pick.”

Age Range 3-5

 

The Gift Giver

“The book brings you the story of how Santa came to be. A wonderful way to teach my children that Santa Clause and Christmas is more than expecting the next big toy. If you are a fan of The Polar Express, and T’was the Night Before Christmas, you will love The Gift Giver.”

Age Range 4+

 

God Gave Us Christmas

“This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.”

Age Range 3-7

 

The Polar Express

“It tells the tale of one boy who is whisked away by Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.”

Age Range 4+

 

“We’ve all heard the story of the three wise men who brought their gifts to Baby Jesus. But what about the camels who carried them?  It tells the story of the birth of Jesus with humor and a sense of wonder and awe.”

Age Range 4+
A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree by [Monroe, Colleen]

A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree

 “An old pine tree never gets selected by families at the Christmas tree farm and all he wants is to be someone’s special tree. It is a wonderful story of acceptance, love. kindness, friendship, and JOY. “

Age Range 0-6

 

The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy by [Walburg, Lori]

“Adorable story about what’s boy dreams snowmen do to celebrate Christmas while we are sleeping.”
Age Range 3-7
 “Because Joshua couldn’t go with his friends, “he was the first to welcome Jesus into the world.” He gave Jesus an incredible comforting gift – you have to read it to found out what!”
Age Range 3-7
This tradition is super fun the kids really looking forward to opening one book each day leading up the Christmas Day!
My husband and I do not have any “little ones” at home anymore, but I have decided to start a “Christmas Book Basket”. I plan to buy 3 of each Christmas book, one to keep at our house, one for daughter’s family and  and one for our son’s future family.
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What are some of your favorite children’s Christmas books?

Weekend Open Houses in Edmond

Brenton Hills Open House Saturday & Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00.
AMAZING VALUE!!!!!

$495,000

Wonderful 5 bedroom home situated on a beautiful green belt lot!

 

Swing by Fairfax Estates Sunday, December 8th, 2:00 – 4:00.

$434,777

This home is a must see! The kitchen offers freshly painted cabinets that opens to the living room with abundant natural light and a vaulted ceiling.

If you interested in these home and can not make it out to the Open House, call us!  We would love to schedule a private showing for you!

Kim Spencer 405-474-4774

Kiley Spencer Hendley 405-410-9696

Terra Spencer Myers 405-474-4242

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

As you spend this 4th Thursday of November celebrating Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends consuming delicious food, we thought we would provide you with some fun facts to Wow your guests with.

The History Facts:

  • The Settlers of the Plymouth Colony celebrated the 1st Thanksgiving in 1621 with 50 Pilgrims, 90 Pilgrims that lasted over 3 days, and only 5 women are believed to have been present.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, who wrote the poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb” campaigned 17 years and finally convinced President Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
  • President George H.W. Bush is the one who formalized the turnkey pardoning tradition in 1989. 2 turkeys are sent to the White House each year.

The Fun Fact:

  • There are towns in the U.S. named “Turkey”. Turkey, Arizona / Turkey, Louisiana Turkey, North Carolina /Turkey, Texas.
  • 1876, year the Thanksgiving football tradition began with Yale playing Princeton.
  • 1920, year the 1st NFL games were played on Thanksgiving Day.
  • The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have played every Thanksgiving since 1966.
  • It takes 10 hours and 33 mins to burn off the average 4,500 calories the average American consumes during Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.
  • Over 8,000 participants walk in the 2.65 mile route of the Macy’s Day Parade that has over 3.5 million spectators attending and over 50 million television viewers.
  • Over 32 million people begin Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day, with the average 5 day spending to be above $300.00.

November 16th & 17th Open Houses

4100 Cedar Creek Drive Edmond

Open House Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come on out and see the new carpet and hardwood floors that have just been  installed.  They are beautiful!

This home has so much potential with multiple living areas ample windows for natural light, new paint and some new light fixtures. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, great cabinet storage, a walk-in pantry, an island, bar seating and plenty of prep space.  The spacious master suite offers a large sitting area surrounded by windows and a large master bath with double vanities, jetted tub, shower,  and walk in closet with built ins. The secondary bedrooms share the hall walk thru bathroom, with a tub and a shower & double vanities. The fourth bedroom has built ins and could be used as a study.  Enclosed sun room  has large, picturesque windows of the beautiful wooded lot, that also plenty of space to run and play.  The fenced are  in the backyard has a storage shed with electricity. A two car extended garage is attached, along with a third side entry garage  that offers a heated and cooled workshop with built in cabinet storage).  This incredible, wooded acreage is waiting for you to call home.

 

7321 Louisburg Dr Oklahoma City

Open House Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Come by Sunday and see this cul de sac home across the street from beautiful Beacon Hill  neighborhood pond.

 

This home has a flexible floor plan and is absolutely adorable! As you walk through the front door, you’re greeted by a true entry way and on to the living room with it’s brick fireplace and all new carpet. The formal dining is open to kitchen so it could be used as study or play area. This home has a neutral palette throughout. The kitchen is partially open to the living room with a pantry, light Formica countertops with plenty of cabinet storage and ample work space. Master bedroom offers a ceiling fan, three windows, two closets and  a master bath with double vanities and a garden tub. Secondary bedrooms are separate from the master and share a guest bathroom. The serene backyard setting is ideal for outdoor entertaining as it features a covered patio, landscaping, and still allows room to run and play. A storm shelter and organization cabinetry are all in the 2 car attached garage. The Beacon Hill home is move in ready!

Now is a great time to buy or sell!  If you have any Real Estate needs please give us a call, were are always happy to help!

 

Do You Love Football or Just Need an Excuse to Host a Party?

Well, this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 there is this little game known as the” Red River Showdown” ,  so why not host a party!

Oklahoma and Texas will be squaring off for the 115th time at 11:00 am.

So, let’s huddle up and uncover some appetizers and fun food to serve your guests!  Don’t be fooled by all the commercials with your favorite football player, no one likes basic pre made onion dip and potato chips.

 

Snacks! Snacks! Snacks!

JALAPEÑO POPPER FOOTBALL CHEESE BALL


 

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FOOTBALL SHAPED SPINACH DIP BREADSTICKS 

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 No-Cook Peanut Butter Dip 

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Of course game day is not game day with out the wings!!!

Game Day Buffalo Hot Wings

 

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Enjoy your Saturday rooting for your favorite team !!!