Christmas

Christmas Movies

Last night we all snuggled up in front of the fireplace and the big screen tv and watch ‘The Polar Express”. This is an annual Christmas tradition for us as well as watching other Christmas movies. I store all of our Christmas movies and books away with all the other Christmas decorations so that we…
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A House Full of Memories!

Yesterday we celebrated the day we purchased our house. I thought it was a fun way to remember the day we brought the kids out to see their new house and all the memories we have created here over the last 5 years. I still remember the boys running from empty room to empty room…
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This is what is so great about small town Iowa!

This weekend was our small town of 700’s Christmas celebration. It is a chance for us to get everyone together and share in the Christmas spirit. On Saturday, they served pancakes, eggs, and sausage to everyone and then each one of the kids picked out a toy and visited with Santa. Then on Sunday, there…
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Stress Is Over!

Tonight I got my haircut (very relaxing for me), and then went to Toys R Us where I was able to COMPLETE my Christmas shopping, at least the stuff I am responsible for. (I can’t speak for my husband.) It was amazing that I found everything I was looking for…exactly what I wanted…some even “on…
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It’s a Snow Day!

Today was our first No School Snow Day of this school year. Our kids didn’t have school on Monday for a prescheduled teacher work day…so this is day 2 of them being home! I decided we needed to be a little more structured today or we might all go crazy! So, this morning Bennett and…
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Merry CHRISTmas!

I wanted to introduce you to a song and a group that our family loves! The Go Fish Guys are a Christian group of 3 guys who “make music that kids love and won’t drive parents bonkers”. If the kids and I have tasks to complete…I frequently put a Go Fish CD on because it…
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A Snowman Idea and Storytime

  A few months ago I offered to lead a storytime for toddlers at our small town library. So, in November I held my first storytime with 4 little ones. We learned about leaves and it was a fun hour in my day! This month my theme is “Snow”. So, thanks to my friend Tina,…
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First snowfall of the Season!

This weekend we had our first snowfall of the season. The snow was wet and perfect for snowman making and snowball throwing. The kids couldn’t decide what to do first….decorate the tree (as we had originally planned) or go out and build the snowman! Both got accomplished and we have a new addition to our…
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Christmas Carols

Yesterday was our second After School Jams. As I said last week, we had 22 kids and I challenged the kids to each bring a friend. Well, this afternoon we had 28 total kids with 2 kids from last week not attending. So, we had 8 new kids. It was very exciting to see. One…
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