Category Archives: holiday

Have a lovely, lovely weekend. See you next week! Email this post Like!1

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teacher gifts

Dave said to me earlier this week, “I thought you were cutting back this Christmas, but now I see that you aren’t.” I’m not sure that’s entirely true. I think I’ve simplified some things, but a whole new set of … Continue reading

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Christmas cards

For this year’s Christmas card, I assembled little booklets (?? I guess that’s what you’d call them) with a couple of photos. I used transparencies for a layered look on the front. Most folks got this version shown above, with … Continue reading

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and now

And now we’re serious. Christmas isn’t in full swing until we make and eat these cookies. So…I can now officially announce that Christmas has begun. Want the recipe? It’s here! Email this post Like!2

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more on advent

Isaac and I made an advent garland this week. I printed out 24 little stockings which he glued tissue paper circles to. Then I printed out numbers for him to add to the stockings. So, this garland has not yet … Continue reading

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On the first Sunday of advent, my church always has a beautiful service. We hang the greens in the church and talk about the history and meaning of the greens. It’s lovely and I totally get a kick out of … Continue reading

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It was a great night of trick or treating! But…before I get to that… First this! Andrew was a construction worker by day, Frankenstein by night. Why, you ask? Several reasons. His school asked kids to dress up as characters … Continue reading

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This weekend we dressed up in our costumes for the annual Ragamuffin Parade.  Isaac was Dr. Frankenstein. And we were Frankenstein’s monsters. When I finished dressing up in my costume, I walked into Isaac’s room.  He looked up at me, … Continue reading

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pumpkins and colors

Before we talk pumpkins, I have to tell you: Isaac knows his colors. We’ve been working on colors for over a year.  Whenever color would come up I would try all kinds of tricks to help him sort them out. … Continue reading

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Happy 4th!

We’ve been up to a few projects around here to celebrate Independence Day.  This is the first year that Andrew has understood anything at all about Independence Day and what he knows is super, super simple.  This is a hard … Continue reading

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