Vacation – Beach Edition

As you know, we just returned this week from a week long vacation in sunny Florida with my grandparents.  On the way there we took a detour to Pensacola Beach, enjoying a chilly morning walk on the gorgeous white sand and a breathtaking view of the turquoise blue waves! Some photos from our beach walk… …Disney and Granparents Editions coming soon….

Baking Christmas Cookies

I love decorating Christmas Cookies with my kids.  It is so much fun now that they are at ages where they can do most of it on their own.  They really love getting to do this! Hope you all have a VERY Merry Christmas!

Weekly Wrap-Up {Instagram Style} 12/17/11

  It’s been a great – and busy – week around here! We began our official “Homeschool Christmas Break 2011” on Wednesday!  We will be taking 3.5 weeks off for our break.  During our break, we will be heading to FL soon for some fun with grandparents/great-grandparents, plus a little Disney action while we are there.  😉  SO looking forward to that!! I have had a lot of niece and nephew time in the past week!  My toddler nephews from {Read More}

Camera Phone Friday – 12/9/11

  1.) Cousins playing kitchen;  2.) Cute little nephew munchkins hanging out with us today;  3.) What were reading for our school read aloud right now;  4.) Brrrr!  Cold Texas week!;  5.)Watching Charlie Brown Christmas – best part!;  6.) The kids with their finished orange ornament advent craft;  7-8.) working hard on their orange ornaments;  9.)  Family Game Night (advent activity);  10.)  JOY!;  11.) Zoe was in the lead!;  12.)  Advent reading – Tabitha’s Travels;  13.)My Tanzanian Nativity set Jared {Read More}

Our Advent Countdown Activity Calendar

I found this great Advent Activity Calendar on Pinterest this week and knew it was the ONE for us! The tutorial can be found HERE at The Crafting Chicks! I printed out their cute numbers from their site for mine.  Everything else on mine is a tad different.  I couldn’t find the library envelopes they suggested, so I made my own out of sparkly Christmas cardstock! Here is our version: Oh, be sure to wave “hi” to my kitty, Lucy. {Read More}

Advent: A Season of Waiting and Anticipation

The Advent season is upon us. One of my favorite times of the year. There are always so many things I want to do during this time.  I often choose to try to do too many of them, and end up doing none of them very well.  Can you relate? As a mom, my responsibility and privelage is to point my children to Christ day in and day out.  At Christmas time it is a joy and delight to make {Read More}

Christmas Fellowship Fun with Friends

Last week some friends gathered at my house for a ladies gift exchange/baking exchange.  Most of these ladies and I enjoyed meeting weekly for a year or two for book studies.  We had a great time at our little party!  We swapped goodies and made goody bags to deliver to our neighbors. We had a fun little $5 gift exchange, and did a Christmas Trivia quiz! My 8-months-pregnant-with-her-fourth-child sister, Lara! 🙂 Enjoying the gift exchange, and some goodies! Jill, trying {Read More}

Christmas-time

Things have been busy- busy around here this month! Celebrating Advent (reading Bartholomew’s Passage this year   Teaching Christmas songs to the kids Joy To The World Hark The Herald Angels Sing   Decorating   Baking Shopping Cleaning Schooling (however, we have now officially started our Christmas break – yay!)   Taking Family Photos (of my family) (My sister’s family) (My mom and her husband) (the kids and their cousins)   Writing our Christmas Letter Ordering/Mailing Christmas cards Hosting a {Read More}