Christmas


Holiday Color

Holiday Color

the doll Celine made this month for herself apple peels for the squirrels Brienne gets her gfit bags (the presents she's giving) set up most of our wrapped gifts look like this a Common Redpoll, a new visitor to or feeder Christmas morning french toast. We don't do presents on ...

Christmas in Brienne's iPad

Christmas in Brienne's iPad

Brienne has an iPad. It wasn't a Christmas gift or a birthday gift. (This is one reason that expensive gifts are not a part of our Christmas celebrations. We buy our kids what they need, and what we can afford, throughout the year. We don't wait till Christmas.) Brienne's iPad ...

My Take on Holiday Planning

My Take on Holiday Planning

When my children were wee little ones and even before they arrived on the scene, I started preparing for Christmas in September. I prepared a spreadsheet. I started gathering recipes. I made a budget. I researched handmade decorations. (We used magazines in those days. If pinterest had existed, I would ...

Christmas ~ Ski & Sky

Christmas ~ Ski & Sky

Christmas is a three day celebration for our family. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. Unless of course we spend Christmas with both sides of our families, which extends quite a few days. But that doesn't happen too often considering the distance between us - many, many miles. This ...

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright

~~~ And may all your Christmas' be white ~~~ Nana & Papa have arrived. The feasting has began. Computer network car racing games and chess are being played. While my family is skiing this morning (I'll go out this afternoon) I will finish sewing Brienne's Christmas present. During the day ...

This Season of Advent

This Season of Advent

It's that time of year, the dark days are truly upon us. It's no coincidence then that we celebrate light. Christmas tress, candles, solstice bonfires. I am a light seeker all times of year, especially when it comes to photography, but the month of December is all about the light. ...

Keeping This Season Simple. Really ~ A Simple Homeschool Post

Keeping This Season Simple. Really ~ A Simple Homeschool Post

From my post at Simple Homeschool today... For several weeks now, and even months in some cases, bloggers have been posting about preparing for a simpler holiday. Tsh has a countdown series, Plan Your Peaceful Christmas and fellow contributor Jessica (from Life as Mom) also offers a free Simpler Season ...