Blowing Out Eggs for Easter

March 28, 2013

We tried something new for decorating eggs this year, and can I just say that I am as pleased as punch (however pleased punch is, I don’t really know).  This idea was no stroke of creative genius on my part.  One of my beloved and fellow homeschooling friends sent me this link for blowing out […]

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Gingerbread House

December 7, 2012

I just posted about some of our traditions here.  One of our traditions is to make a gingerbread house each Christmas.  We actually started doing this during the time I was nannying, and I wanted something fun that all of the kids could participate in at all their varying ages.  It has turned out to […]

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Traditions

November 27, 2012

We started working on our annual Gingerbread House today, and it got me thinking about this post about traditions from last year. I’m always interested in traditions.  Isn’t that part of what made childhood fun and nostalgic?  I have found that I “borrow” others’ ideas better than coming up with my own.  Most of these […]

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Fall Fun

November 9, 2012

It’s not uncommon for us to have at least some snow on November 9th here in Wisconsin.  We have had 1 day that there were some flakes falling, but there hasn’t been any accumulation for us thus far.  We are not worried though…those of us in the upper mid-west always know it’s on its way […]

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Bow and Arrow Birthday Fun.

October 20, 2012

Cade’s choice for some birthday fun…archery. So, what kind of cupcakes did I make? Why, antler cupcakes of course!  (I got the idea from Cake Central here.) I was amazed how easy they were!  Just pipe melted chocolate chips in an “antler shape” onto parchment paper. (Aren’t they lovely?)  Then just put them in the […]

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Homeschooling – Week 5 Review – Fun Fall Activity

October 5, 2012

Life has been busy around here so I’m just getting to our week 5 review even though we are almost done with week 7.  Having family visit, celebrating birthdays and connecting with friends are all great reasons not to be blogging:). We strayed a bit from the My Father’s World curriculum this week to fit […]

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Cute Father’s Day Gift

June 9, 2012

 This is a fun and personal Father’s Day Gift.  Having a 9 month old in the picture made this a little more interesting to do.  I think we’ll print this out and put it into a frame for Kirk’s office! If your up for a challenge you could always try G-R-A-N-D-P-A:)!   Blessings to you […]

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The Best Mother’s Day Present

May 15, 2012

I loved the hand drawn cards, the hugs and all the “Happy Mother’s Day” wishes.  I really appreciate the flowers the the kids’ Sunday School teachers had for the kids to give me…but the best gift of all was on this paper… and it was this in particular… “I know my mom loves me because […]

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Resurrection Rolls for Easter

April 3, 2012

Finding ways to celebrate Easter is always fun.  This activity is one thing that the kids really like doing, and for younger kids it can really make it real that Jesus is not in a tomb anymore. All you need is marshmallows, melted butter, a cinnamon sugar mix and a tube of crescent rolls. The […]

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Happy Birthday, Ella! (a little late)

March 5, 2012

Ella Elise: Born February 28th, 2006 at 4:53 am (5 days early:)). Biggest blue eyes ever Loves anything creative:  drawing, crafts, singing, dancing, cooking, baking Very sweet and helpful (especially with Sawyer) Happy 6th birthday, Sweetheart!  We love you!   Blessings to you!

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