This week we are on homeschool break, and this mom says a big Whoohoo!!! I need the mental break and I need time to plan out our last three weeks of homeschool for the year too! My house needs attention, so we will be doing some deep cleaning and purging. I already have three big boxes of items ready to donate. I am currently finishing up my Every Day With Jesus Daily Bible reading and then will prepare my Advent study and our family Advent plans. This year I am going to use the book Unwrapping the Names of Jesus and read through Come Lord, Jesus again (FYI the author is doing an online book club if you are interested, let me know). I am also going to start using my Sacred Ordinary liturgical planner, which should arrive in the next week or so (I will share more once it arrives, can't wait!!). I am excited to use this for the year, to learn more about the church calendar, history, and get deeper in my relationship with my LORD, I need it! I thank the Lord for resources like this to help me. For our family Advent time, I will light our Advent candles, we will do the Jesse Tree again, which I love doing with my kids and read through the Scriptures, we also have several Advent and Christmas themed books we will read throughout this time. This year I am adding 12 days to Christmas count-down with books. I will wrap a book and we will open a book a day starting 12 days before Christmas and use as our read-aloud time! I purchased all these books used, and am so looking forward to adding this to our Christmas season! As soon as the house is cleaned we will start decorating for Christmas, which I love doing, putting up the Manger, Christmas tree, and our gathering of Christmas ornaments, books, and CD music gathered over the years. My husband has already done his part, he got the outside lights done. We live out in the boon-docks not many people will see our lights, but he does it for the kids and I!! We love looking at them! We will actually spend hours driving around and looking at other Christmas lights and of course make our trip to Grand Rivers, KY to go to Patty's, which has become a yearly tradition for our family since moving to this area.
|This quote! Time to turn off the noise.|
|Merry Christmas y'all!!!|
|Had my sweet co-op students share what they are thankful for in their chalk pastel artwork. This is Abigail's.|
|From my favorite prayer book The Valley of Vision|
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